Staff Report

Dr. Eric J. Grossman is the new Pediatric Trauma Director at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He also joins the Pediatric Surgery Clinic at Cottage Children’s Medical Center at 5333 Hollister Ave. in Goleta.

Grossman is certified in pediatric surgery with the American Board of Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, surgical oncology, trauma and general pediatric surgery.

He earned his medical degree from The University of Chicago, followed by his residency at The University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed his fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Children’s Memorial Hospital).

Prior to his move to Santa Barbara, he was a pediatric surgeon at Carolinas Healthcare System.

“I decided to come to Santa Barbara because it’s an exciting new chapter for the hospital, especially with the expansion of pediatric services at Cottage Children’s Medical Center,” Grossman said.

In November 2018, two new pavilions at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital opened for patient care. The third floor of the new pavilions is the home of the expanded Cottage Children’s Medical Center, with all the pediatric units – Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), Haselton Family Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Acute Pediatrics — adjacent to each other.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is designated as a Level II pediatric trauma center by Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services.

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