River City Six – Daniel J. Gross MD
Meet Daniel J. Gross MD, the physician and medical director at DGMD Medical and The Hair Center of Nebraska.
Tell us a little about your business.
DGMD Medical is boutique medical practice specializing in hair restoration and medical aesthetics. I started DGMD in 2018 with the vision of bringing innovative medical services and procedures to Nebraska while being able to provide a very bespoke patient experience.
How did you get started in the business?
While living and working in NYC, I began visiting leading U.S. physicians who specialize in hair restoration. Likewise, as I began planning a return to Omaha, I was introduced to a physician who has been at the forefront of regenerative medicine in Omaha for the past two decades, and many of the medical treatments and solutions he was offering to his patients appealed to me. I then began a fellowship in regenerative and metabolic medicine which further introduced me to an international group of specialists in this particular field, and I’ve continued to form relationships and seek out opportunities to learn new treatments and procedures.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Starting my own practice!
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I’m very proud of my desire to continue to learn and grow professionally—that curiosity and motivation has led to an interesting path and has been very rewarding both personally and professionally.
Tell us a little about your family.
I grew up in a medical family, and I am a third-generation physician. Both of my grandfathers were physicians, and my father was as well. My family also has deep roots in the Omaha community, and Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School was named for my great uncle and my namesake.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Certainly the biggest turning point in my life was choosing to pursue a career in medicine. Growing up in a medical family, I was often asked if I was going to be a physician as well. At times it felt very assumed, and I wanted to know I was doing it because it was what I wanted and not what was expected.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spend time with friends and family.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I had a previous career as an audio engineer at Sony Music Studios in NYC.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I read a story once that solicited advice from people in their 80s. Aside from a number of quotes that many of us have heard and are likely true, they summed it up by saying that an over arching theme of the responses was that people who were able to look back at their life in distinct phases and chapters, as opposed to one continuous track, seemed happier. That’s always resonated with me.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Girls, Inc. of Omaha. The opportunities they provide to the girls and young women of Omaha are just really inspiring. Their motto, “Strong, Smart, & Bold” is very empowering to young girls. Everybody should have an opportunity to have an impact on the world.
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