Dr. Dawn Gross, MD, PhD
Dr. Dawn Gross, Founder and CEO of Dyalogues, PBC, pioneers revolutionary palliative medicine as a triumvirate of the art of patient care, scientific curiosity and storytelling. As a thought leader, her groundbreaking work transforms taboos around death and grief and empowers people to live fully now. Dawn completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California, her medical, graduate and internal medicine training at Tufts University and her fellowship in hematology and bone marrow transplant at Stanford University and post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dawn transitioned to practicing the specialty of hospice and palliative medicine after her father died in 2006. Working with the UCSF Palliative Care team since 2010, Dawn was recruited to Chair the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope as well as become the Medical Director for ANX Hospice. An internationally invited speaker, educator and consultant, Dawn is the creator and host of the first-of-its-kind, live, call-in radio program, Dying To Talk. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, JAMA, Science and Annals of Internal Medicine with her first book of non-fiction forthcoming. Gratefully married for over a quarter of a century, she has yet to be awarded her Master’s in parenting from her three children.
While Dawn understands how her CV helps to build trust in her capabilities, she believes that stories are far more compelling for communicating her purpose.