Alumnus Sam Grossman Named 2016 Outstanding Young Engineer

Sam went to Ballard High School in Louisville, KY, and graduated in 2005. In high school, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Sam was a member of the first class of the Bioengineering department, earning his B.S. in 2009, and was awarded a master’s degree in 2010.

During his time at UofL, he was an active member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and held office as treasurer and vice president. Sam completed three semesters of co-op in the Customs and Specials group at DePuy Orthopaedics in Warsaw, Indiana, creating custom implants for patients with unique anatomy or prohibitive allergies.

Upon graduation, he accepted a position in the Surgeon Request Team at DePuy Spine in Raynham, MA, where he created surgeon-specific instruments for spinal surgery. Sam later transitioned to Product Development, and launched Expedium Verse, a comprehensive pedicle screw system for deformity and degenerative indications.

In July of 2015, he transitioned to DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine. Sam is currently the technical lead on the Cruciate Plus and TwistR Retrograde reamer projects, which are used to facilitate ACL and PCL repair in the knee. Sam currently lives in Providence, RI, along with his girlfriend, Lauren, and their dog, Avery.