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Meet the Family Care Center Physicians

Rachel S. Gross, MD

Practice Specialty
Medical Education
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
New York University School of Medicine
Main Location
Montefiore Medical Group-Family Care Center (FCC)
3444 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2410
Phone: (718) 920-2273
Fax: (718) 652-5707
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The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2403
Phone: (718) 741-2450
Fax: (718) 654-6692
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Montefiore Wakefield Campus
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466-2604
Phone: (718) 741-2450
Fax: (718) 944-5846
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Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Attending Pediatrician, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Clinical Focus
General pediatrics; early childhood obesity prevention
Research Focus
Development of early childhood obesity prevention strategies; identification of the early antecedents of child obesity in low-income minority families, factors that impact early infant-caregiver feeding interactions

Dr. Gross obtained her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She subsequently earned a master’s degree in clinical investigations with a concentration in public health during her fellowship in medicine and public health research at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Gross joined the faculty in the Department of General Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2009.

Since beginning at Montefiore, she was granted an APA Young Investigator Award sponsored by Bright Futures and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to study the relationship between early social-emotional problems and the development of child obesity. Dr. Gross is also co-Project Director of a randomized control trial, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, to test the effectiveness of a primary care, family-centered child obesity prevention program beginning in pregnancy and continuing throughout the child’s first three years of life. The study aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity at age three, to improve child diet composition and to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors.