Dr. R. Michael Gross is a skilled and compassionate doctor who can help you with any shoulder or elbow medical issue and get you feeling well.

Looking for a highly skilled and approachable physician to solve your shoulder and elbow issues? Dr. Gross has a high level of expertise and skill and can get you back to enjoying your life once again. Schedule an appointment today.


  • Undergraduate: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Medical School:  St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Internship: Rotating Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • Masters of Science in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • United States Patent – Shoulder patent #4,580,563 – Shoulder stapling system
  • United States Patent-Patent Application – Serial No. 09/563,613 – “Method and Means for Cementing a Liner Onto The Face of The Glenoid Cavity of A Scapula”
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified Member, Committee on the Shoulder & Elbow (1993-1999)
  • Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Mid Central States Orthopedic Society, Member (Executive Committee Appointment 1980-81)
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Nebraska Medical Association, Member
  • Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society, Member (Executive Committee 1981, 1982)
  • St. Louis University Alumni Association, member
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Committees
  • Nebraska Orthopedic Society, Member (President 1991-93)
  • Visiting Professor – Rush Presbyterian Hospital – “Frontiers in Arthroscopic Surgery”  (1985)
  • Editorial Board – “Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery”. (1987-90)
  • Reviewer – “Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery”. (1998-present)
  • Reviewer – “Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research”. (1993-Present)
  • Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence – Creighton University (1985)
  • Order of Merit – Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (1987-Present)
  • Orthopaedic Overseas – Board of Directors (1999-Present)


  • Honduras – Fall 1986
  • West Indies – Dec 1991
  • Uganda – August 1995
  • Uganda – Summer 1997
  • Bhutan – December 1998
  • Bhutan – February 2001
  • Tanzania – August 2010

Personal Interests:

Dr. R. Michael Gross is the son of the founder of GIKK Ortho Specialists.  Along with his wife, Dr. Gross has 3 grown children.   Over the years he has been very active in various orthopedic & medical associations, local community organizations such as United Catholic Social Services and Daniel J. Gross High School, various charities, and volunteer work.  He has been granted two shoulder- related patents by the United States Patent Office.


Zimny, GH; Muriel, FB; Gruber, W; Gross, RM – Student Self Starters – Presentations Educational Television: April 1970, Vol. 2, #4, Pgs 18-19.

Fitzgerald, RH, Jr; Gross, RM; Johnson, KA – Traumatic Peroneal Tendinitis – Minnesota Medicine Vol 58, Pgs 787-791, October 1975.

Gross, RM; Fitzgibbons, TC: Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Modified Approach. Arthroscopy: A Journal for Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 1 (3): 156-159, 1985.

Gross, RM: Acute Dislocation of the Patella: The Mudville Mystery – Report of Five Cases. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 68A, Pgs 780-781, June 1986.

Gross, RM: Arthroscopy Shoulder Capsulorrhaphy – Does It Work? The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 4, Pgs 495-500, 1989.

Gross, RM: Quantitative Analysis of Forearm Musculature – Thesis for M.S. Degree, University of Minnesota, 1979.

Linscheid, RL; Kai-Nan, A; Gross, RM: Quantitative Analysis of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand – Clinical Anatomy 4:265-284, 1991.

Gross, RM: Arthroscopy – Basic Setup and Equipment, Orthopedic Clinics of North America. Vol 24, #1, January 1993, pp 5-18.

Mormino MA, Gross RM, McCarthy JA: Captured Shoulder – A Complication of Rotator Cuff Surgery. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 12, #4, August 1996, pp 457-461.

Fitzgibbons, TC, Gross, RM: The increasing role of the lay press in patient medical education: help or hindrance? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Vol 4, #2, May 1998, pp 85-87.

Fischer, BW; Gross, RM; McCarthy, JA; Arroyo, J: Incidence of Acromioclavicular Joint Complications After Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression. Arthroscopy:The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 15, No 3 (April) 1999: pp 241-248.

Gross, RM: History of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Chapter for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Monograph Series (1999).

Gross, RM; McCarthy, JA: The Painful Biceps Tendon: Tenosynovitis vs Rupture. Chapter in a book with Alan Barber, MD (In press 2000).

Hatzidakis, A; Gross, RM: Chapter being written on Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression for the Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 2000. In press 2001).


Gross, RM: Bucket Handle Tears of the Meniscus – Repair vs Removal. Arthroscopy: A Journal for Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 1 (2) 150-151.

Gross, RM: Acute Dislocation of the Patella: The Mudville Mystery – Report of Five Cases. 1987 Yearbook of Orthopedic Surgery, Pgs 278-279.

Gross, RM: Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization Approach Found Safe, Effective. Orthopedics Today – June 1986.

Gross, RM: Capsulorrhaphy Secures Unstable Shoulders. Orthopaedic News, Vol 8, No. 6. Nov/Dec 1986.

Gross, RM: Failed arthroscopy and the MRI. Radiology Today, Vol. 5, No. 12. December 1988.

Gross, RM: Arthroscopic Shoulder Capsulorrhaphy – Does It Work? Clinical Digest Series.

Gross, R.M., McCarthy, J.A., Lometh C. Ph D. Improved Glenoid Fixation Through a Hydrodynamic Approach: The Weep-Hole Technique for Glenoid Fixation, Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Arthroscopy.

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