•  Baylor University, B.A, Religion
•  Yale School of Medicine
•  Yale New Haven Hospital-Ortho Residency
•  Mayo Clinic-Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Board Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008, 2018



•  American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society
•  American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society
•  Texas Medical Association
•  Collin County Medical Association


1999 – 2000 — Medical School Thesis: Physical Activity in College as a Predictor of Future Physical Activity in Women, Department of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Yale School of Medicine – Thesis Advisor: Marc Galloway, MD

2003 — Sella EJ, Grosser DM. Imaging Modalities of the Diabetic Foot. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2003; 4 (20): 729-40.

2005 — Yale Residency Disputations: Diagnostic Accuracy of Core Needle Biopsy Compared to Surgical Pathology Results.

2006 — Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition.

2007 — Grosser DM, Herr MJ, Claridge RJ, Barker LG. Preoperative Lateral Popliteal Block for Intraoperative and Postoperative Pain Control in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Prospective Analysis. Foot & Ankle International. 2007 Dec; 28(12):1271-75.

About Dawn Grosser, M.D.

My upbringing has greatly influenced my decision to practice orthopedic surgery, as well as my approach to interacting with the people I see. I grew up with a mother who had polio as a child and required a wheelchair for the rest of her life. I was taught to see things through the eyes of someone with a disability. I also saw how this permanent disability continued to deteriorate with age, necessitating further living modifications. I learned to see past appearances and how painful it was when others couldn’t. Daily life was filled with challenges and no real “fix.” However, there were creative solutions, and we explored them all.

With orthopedics, I found profession that routinely can fix musculoskeletal issues. A profession that encourages thinking outside the box. There is great hope and joy in the process, from beginning to end. I found an outlet where I could be effective and work towards a good outcome. Where often a disability need only be temporary.

I so enjoy the people I meet, although I realize the meeting is often due to an injury or pain. My intention is to understand that person’s specific circumstances and then collectively develop a personalized solution. I try to convey the care and attention that I would give my mom. I truly feel honored and humbled by the trust in the doctor/patient relationship and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in a meaningful way.


Support Team

Medicine has evolved with this fast-paced world. I am lucky to have a team that believes in taking the time needed for each individual’s situation and providing quality care. We can’t control outside emergencies, but we try hard to accommodate and be efficient, knowing your time is precious. We hope you feel that you are taken care of by a team who genuinely is there for you, from check-in to check-out and throughout the healing process. It truly takes a village and we are grateful you have chosen to be a part of it.

Lauren Bailey, PA-C

Lauren Bailey received her Bachelor of Science from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. She is board certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

Lauren was born and raised in Texas, spent time in Arkansas with studies and then moved to Colorado to practice, she spent 6 years there where she specialized in primary and complex total joint replacements and hip preservation. She moved back to Texas to be closer to family and practiced in Orthopedic Oncology and Trauma. She enjoys spending time with family and her pups, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, anything to be active and outdoors, trying new foods and wines. Lauren also has experience in bone health and treatment/prevention osteoporosis and looks forward to sharing this with her patients.

Ryan Short, MA

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ryan Short has been living in the DFW metroplex since 2000. He earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at The University of North Texas. Ryan joined Dr. Grosser’s team at Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in 2019 working in clinic as her medical assistant.

In his free time Ryan enjoys trying new foods and craft beers, spending time with his friends and family, going to the gym, and trying to make people laugh. He is also an avid football fan and is always rooting for the Dallas Cowboys or Alabama Crimson Tide. It is very important to him to help patients feel comfortable while visiting with Dr. Grosser’s team.