Dr. Gross received her doctor of philosophy in Oral Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her medical degree at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, and Pediatric Residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Boston Children's Hospital. She has been recognized as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award at the International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology in 2007. Over the last 14 years, Dr. Gross served as an active duty Army physician, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and working in a variety of roles as a physician in the U.S. Army, including affiliate CF Program Director. She has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Colorado Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at National Jewish Health. She was instrumental in leading the evaluation of the Mycobacterium abscessus outbreak among cystic fibrosis patients in Hawaii. Currently, she is developing research in an original epidemiological nontuberculous mycobacteria investigation tool to provide a stepwise process for investigation of health care associated transmission of nontuberculous mycobacteria among patients with cystic fibrosis identified with highly similar strains of bacteria.