Regardless of age, many patients suffer from acne. Over 85% of adolescents and young adults are afflicted by acne and to no surprise, it is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. Acne occurs when there is an overabundance of natural bacteria Propionibacterium acnes present in the skin. Inflammation is caused when the bacteria blocks follicles - the blockage moves into the dermis which results in red pumps, pustules and nodules. Treatment may include oral and topical medications, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing and chemical peels.Request a Consultation
Dr. Alexander Gross attended college at Emory University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He completed medical school and obtained his M.D. degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa.
Dr. Grossís post-graduate training included internal medicine internship and residency at Emory University, followed by dermatology residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He is board certified in both specialties.
Dr. Gross practices dermatology full-time in Cumming, Georgia and is an attending physician at Northside Forsyth Hospital. He serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory, and additionally trains residents and students from the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Baptist.
Dr. Gross lectures both locally and nationally, and has published several papers in the dermatology literature. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a member of the Leaderís Society of the Dermatology Foundation.
An active community servant, Dr. Gross works closely with the American Cancer Society. Each May, he sponsors the Skin Cancer Awareness Month poster contest for Forsyth County elementary school students, and provides free lectures and skin cancer screenings. In addition, he is an annual sponsor of the Relay for Life program.
Dr. Gross resides in Dunwoody with his two children.