Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

219 Patient Ratings
101 Patient Comments

Douglas Grossman, Ph.D., M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Douglas Grossman, MD, PhD, is an expert in the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1994, and completed his dermatology training at Yale University School of Medicine in 1998. Following a research fellowship in cancer biology at Yale, he was recruited to the University of Utah in 2001. He sees patients with a personal history of skin cancer or excessive sun exposure, and those at increased risk for melanoma who may have numerous or atypical moles or family members with melanoma. He directs the Mole Mapping Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Oncological Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
Cancer Center Programs Cell Response & Regulation

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.7
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 07, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Grossman to several people. I have high confidence in him and his staff. I appreciate the card he hands out to patients with good sunblock information on it. He always uses hand sanitizer upon entering the rooms. Also I feel protected during the exam as he always tries to keep privacy intact. He is great and trusted!

July 07, 2014

A very good experience as a result of Dr. Grossman's information on the given care and the necessary information for subsequent treatment via the Hospital and home treatment.

July 04, 2014

Dr. Grossman is the best!

June 24, 2014

Very good experience and Dr. Grossman explained in detail all procedures he implemented and forecast for future follow up.

June 19, 2014

I have recommended the Huntsman Cancer Center to friends and family.

June 09, 2014

Dr. Grossman Was caring and professional as are all the staff at Huntsman. could not ask for better care.

May 23, 2014

excellent physician patient skills

May 11, 2014

have always had a pleasant experience with dr. Grossman and have the atmost confidence in him

April 23, 2014

Dr. Douglas Grossman always does a thorough skin check head to toe.

March 21, 2014

totally dependable and ecellent dr. kind concerned attentive

March 20, 2014

Felt like provider was rushed and did not have time too discuss much about what I was being seen for and my questions.

March 17, 2014

the treatment and care received was comforting and allayed my concerns

March 14, 2014

I appreciate the ability to see Dr. Grossman, and his knowledge and expertise.

February 12, 2014

I appreciate having Dr. Grossman on my team.

February 01, 2014

Offered treatment alternatives. I should've asked for more detailed info about the optional scalp medication. Pharmacist filled in the blanks.

January 27, 2014

Very intelligent and easy to talk to. He asked appropriate questions. Sometimes would ask a question then switch to another topic before getting a chance to answer. So, was much easier to answer with yes or no.

January 03, 2014

Dr. Grossman and his staff are always highly professional, concerned and competent. I am especially impressed with Dr. Grossman's availability for biopsy appointments on short notice. This is very reassuring.

December 18, 2013

this was a visit to discuss a problem that had come up and Dr Grossman was very helpful in our discussion

November 28, 2013

Dr Grossman is always professional, thorough and efficient.

November 21, 2013

All aspects of this appointment were very favorable. Yes, I will recommend!

November 15, 2013

I know I'm in great hands with Dr. Grossman. I really trust his expertise and he gives me great peace of mind. I will keep coming to him for as long as I can.

November 11, 2013

He's very knowledgeable and helpful at explaining what to look for.

November 08, 2013

Dr.Grossman is great. Even though this was a follow-up exam, he took all the time he needed, was through, and gave me excellent information about my prognosis and continued care.

November 01, 2013

Appreciated the explanations and time Dr. Grossman spent with me; he did not seem as rushed this year as last.

October 28, 2013

I am telling everyone I know about the Huntsman. I live in a state where health care is very poor. Clinics and hospitals are horribly understaffed, wait times are beyond ridiculous, and staff are usually poorly educated, stretched too thin, and rude with patients. What a tremendous difference at the Huntsman. I was amazed.

October 25, 2013

Provider always seemes rushed...

October 21, 2013

Rushed. Didn't get to ask all the questions I had. Good for covering all the serious concerns, though.

October 16, 2013

I think Dr Grossman is a great doctor, he listens, he informs, and he cares.

September 23, 2013

excellent

September 23, 2013

I have recommended your clinic

September 09, 2013

Dr. Grossman was very professional and performed the procedure with care and sensitivity to my personal needs and concerns

September 09, 2013

The nurse was willing to answer my questions afterwards, since I was not totally prepared for what happened to me. It was done very quickly and efficiently by the doctor, yet, I felt it was just done without much explanation. I would have liked some more details, but I did not feel like I could ask the doctor. He was very nice and courteous, yet seemed rushed.

September 02, 2013

I love this clinic. They are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient! They keep us totally informed about our conditions and treatments. The wait time is always minimal and that is so very appreciated.

August 23, 2013

A very good and comforting visit

August 19, 2013

The entire visit was conducted in a very professional, but friendly atmosphere.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Grossman tried to strike up a casual conversation, but then wasn't interested in my responses. I know he's busy, but if he wants to act like he's interested in my life as a retiree, he should listen when I answer and not be pre-occupied.

July 29, 2013

my initial surgery was at huntsman and this is my fourth of 6 month checks, all my experiences have been great. I love all the people at the Huntsman Center and I am thankful that this wonderfully run center is in Salt Lake City.

July 23, 2013

Dr. Grossman is amazing. He is so great and understanding of his patients needs. He is very personable and a good listener. He is also very good at discussing treatment options and explaining everything he is doing. He also called me personally today with my pathology results and to make a clear plan of my treatment options. He was also very clear about wanting to see me sooner (6 month) for follow up. I think he is the best and would recommend him to anyone.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Grossman is excellent.

July 03, 2013

The exam seemed rushed. I did not get to ask him questions about my scalp problems.

July 03, 2013

I will always recommend Dr. Grossman. I trust his judgement and knowledge on skin cancers and screening. He gave me a handout of info on sunscreen which is great. Very smart and have all the confidence in him as my dermatologist.

June 17, 2013

He said I would have results in a couple of days - he called me personally when he said he would. I was so relieved that I didn't have to wait until after the weekend.

June 17, 2013

Dr. Grossman is an excellent doctor and a consummate professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

April 30, 2013

I have visited with Dr. Grossman every six months for 9 years and always found him to be thorough, professional and informative. We have almost become friends now. My visits with him and the staff are as comfortable as possible for the nature of the visit. My concerns are always welcome and discussions helpful. I am always invited to call at any time if I need to have something checked. I know that he would fit me into his schedule if it was needed. He is very interested in making sure we do not miss anything that leads to another surgery.

April 29, 2013

Dr. Grossman not only does his exam, he is willing to help lift the patient from his wheelchair to the exam chair and back--clearly above and beyond what most doctors do. He also spends probably twice the time with him.

April 29, 2013

i can add nothing other than to say perfect

April 01, 2013

Dr. Grossman and Dr. Bowen are personable, thorough and always take time to explain things completely to my satisfaction. I trust their care and would not consider going anywhere else for my dermatology needs.

March 26, 2013

My only negative comment is that my exam still seems too hasty. I have a large number of moles and it takes more time to look at my whole body carefully enough.

March 11, 2013

Dr. Grossman is very knowledgeable & kind.

March 07, 2013

very pleased with the care provided

March 05, 2013

great followup

February 26, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Grossman/Huntsman Cancer Institute to others who wish to receive the care/services I am receiving, and I will continue to do so.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Grossman is friendly and very knowledgable.

February 20, 2013

Dr. Grossman even offered to instruct family member on what skin changes to note.

February 11, 2013

Both my daughter and I came for initial appts. I have had 2 different melanomas and my daughter was extremely anxious about the appt. The doctor quickly put her mind at ease and presented the option of body mapping to check the atypical moles. I have recommended this doctor to my other daughters who will come in for body mapping as well.

January 29, 2013

I appreciate the chance to see Dr Grossman for annual follow-up.

January 29, 2013

I always know I am in good hands with Dr. Grossman.

January 28, 2013

I'm always impressed with the access, responsiveness and speed of follow up from this clinic. It couldn't be any better!

January 21, 2013

FIrst time for me to see Dr. Grossman. I appreciated the time he spent. He didn't appear to be rushed and was thorough and listened carefully to me. PA Scerpico has been seeing me every 6 months for about 2 years now. Each time i see him I am astounded by the compassion, support, detailed explanations and over all care he puts into my appointments. I feel blessed and lucky each time i visit Hunstman based on the care i get from PA Scerpics. This feeling is supported by the front desk staff at Clinic D. Also the the overall cleanliness of the facility adn beautiful finishes and good food help too!

January 14, 2013

I had never been to that clinic or seen that doctor before, yet the nurse and doctor saw on my chart that it said I had been there before. That made me worry a bit that they had the wrong chart. I've never had a dermatology check before so I have nothing to compare it to, but I don't feel like I got a very thorough exam because he didn't look very well at every part of my body. I guess he saw enough though. An administrator asked if she could sit and observe the exam so she and the nurse were sitting on a small sofa in the exam room and it felt weird - like I was sitting in someone's living room while they sat there watching without assisting or commenting.

January 05, 2013

Dr. Grossman is a very good doctor, he is responsive and honest in his conversations with me. I appreciate this in him, and those working with him. The University of Utah is lucky to have a fine Doctor like Grossman.

December 22, 2012

Dr. Grossman is a great doctor. He has been taking care of me for quite some time. He is friendly courteous and proessional at all times. He is a good communicator.

December 04, 2012

Dr Grossman is a professional of the highest standard.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Grossman is always friendly, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and shows genuine concern for me as a patient. He is thorough and thoughtful with his patients.

November 29, 2012

Some of my concerns were not really given much attention.

November 19, 2012

over all very good

November 07, 2012

A most efficient and caring facility for what can sometimes be a negative medical reason for coming. Replaces hope and ease with fear and great trepidation.

November 03, 2012

I think dr Grossman is one of the best doctors I've ever seen

October 31, 2012

I am confident that I had the best of the services directly administered to my condition

October 30, 2012

Dr. Grossman is good at what he does, so in that sense I feel confident in his care. However, he did not listen well to me, and seemed to be in a hurry.

October 23, 2012

Dr. Grossman was very friendly to me and my wife. After the body exam, he showed my wife what signs of mole growths, to look for! He was more open and informative than in past. In the past, he seemed preoccupied with other concerns!

October 15, 2012

Dr. Grossman is superb. I have great confidence in him and I like the way he dealt with me.

September 17, 2012

Dr. Grossman tries very hard to make this as good experience as possible.

September 06, 2012

He was thorough with the examination a d questions and answers. I felt that my worries were taken care of and that I could trust his judgement.

August 28, 2012

excellent provider and facility.

August 09, 2012

Dr. Grossman is a good listener and a credit to the Dept.

August 08, 2012

I felt a bit rushed. My questions were answered but somewhat abruptly. Doctor disappeared at end of examination as if he were late for another appointment. I would have liked him to say: "Do you have any further questions or concerns?"

July 31, 2012

Dr Grossman has been seeing me for over 10 years and in that time have diagnosed basal cell and melanoma. I honestly believe without their mole mapping program, these cancerous moles may not have been caught in an early, treatable stage. I can't say en

July 26, 2012

Dr. Grossman is absolutely amazing! I recommend him to all my family and friends all the time. He is the best dermo I have seen.

July 23, 2012

The doctor was very thorough, spent time to talk about the issues I expressed and answered my questions. He spent the time needed without being rushed or impatient. I would recommend him to friend and family. He called me personally to report the findin

July 23, 2012

He was very thorough and helpful listening to my questions and making me feel he cared. My visit was great.

July 10, 2012

Always very informative.

June 25, 2012

Dr. Grossman is an outstanding doctor. We trust him and are very appreciative to have him as our doctor.

June 22, 2012

I was impressed with Dr. Grossman and appreciated his caring manner

June 13, 2012

Dr. Grossman is always professional and a good care provider.

May 16, 2012

I Really appreciate Dr. Grossman - his professionalism, how thorough he is, how personable he is, and I feel I can ask ANY question (even though it seems a little embarrassing to me to ask) he still is extremely patient and answers each question very straightforward yet kindly.

May 05, 2012

Sometimes I get the impression from my physician that he thinks I'm overreacting/ overly anxious

April 28, 2012

Thanks to Dr. Grossman and Huntsman staff for their time and help.

March 31, 2012

Dr. Grossman included me in the decision making process, this was excellent. He proposed that my husband check my skin monthly, which was good. He combined ths visit with my annual follow up tests, which was very helpful.

March 21, 2012

exam was a little hasty, skipped my scalp

March 14, 2012

I am a little concerned about a little pink mole, on my top right hand, that was of little conern to me or the doctor that has turned out to be cancerous and will need futher surgery!

March 14, 2012

a very comfortable pace - didn't feel rushed

March 10, 2012

I appreciate Dr. Grossman's consideration of my concerns, even when he's quite sure I needn't worry.

March 10, 2012

It was a checkup, so I have no "follow up" until next year.

February 25, 2012

Doctor didn't take any attention to my problem. Very rude and was not listening to anything. Spent only 5 or 10 minutes that too in hurry.

February 25, 2012

Dr. Grossman is always great!

February 04, 2012

I have already recommended Dr. Grossman to a friend. I am very pleased with the care he provided and I will be back each year for my follow up visits. Dr. Grossman did a great job explaining what I need to do between now and the next time I see him. I will definitly recommend him to anyone seeking similar care.

February 04, 2012

Dr Grossman is providing excellent care. I am very comfortable with his decisions regarding treatment of my condition..

January 28, 2012

a wonderful facility

January 21, 2012

I appreciate the chance to see Dr Grossman

January 04, 2012

I dont feel like the care provider (DR) really cares much for my concerns. I get the feeling like he feels I am waisting his time. Like my concerns are not severe enough to be bothering him.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Moles
  • Oxidative Stress
  • p16 Tumor Suppressor
  • Melanoma
  • Chemoprevention
  • Metastasis
  • Survivin

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Oncological Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
Cancer Center Programs Cell Response & Regulation

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4682 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Dermatology
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Douglas Grossman, MD, PhD, is an investigator in Huntsman Cancer Institute's Melanoma Program and an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a co-leader of the Cell Response and Regulation Program. He sees patients at risk for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, with a special interest in patients who have a personal or family history of melanoma; numerous and/or atypical moles (nevi); a personal history of basal or squamous cell carcinoma; or a history of excessive sun exposure. Grossman runs the Mole Mapping Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Grossman's lab studies the regulatory mechanisms of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in melanocytes and keratinocytes, and dysregulation of apoptosis in both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. In addition, they study nevus senescence and the role of UV-induced oxidative stress/damage in the development of melanoma. In collaborative studies with other investigators at Huntsman Cancer Institute, they are developing novel antioxidants to be used as chemopreventive agents in patients at risk for melanoma.

Grossman received his MD and PhD from Baylor College of Medicine, completed an internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and completed a dermatology residency at Yale. He remained at Yale for a research fellowship in cancer biology, and then joined Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty in 2001.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow
Residency Yale University School of Medicine
Dermatology
Resident
Internship Yale New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Baylor College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training Baylor College of Medicine
Immunology
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Duke University
Chemistry
B.S.

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