Bayer’s Shirell Gross Honored As The Top Blacks In Healthcare

Shirell Gross of Bayer CorpWHIPPANY, N.J., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Shirell A. Gross, Esq., of Bayer Corporation, has been recognized as one of the Top Blacks in Healthcare by (BDO) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. BDO is the leading online health destination for African Americans.

As a Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at Bayer, Shirell is responsible for the Radiology business across the Americas region. Shirell is one of 24 honorees who will receive the award tonight at the 3rd Annual Top Blacks In Healthcare Awards Gala in Baltimore. The award honors some of the nation’s most accomplished healthcare leaders whose work, often behind the scenes, has created access to healthcare for many African Americans living in underserved communities.

Shirell Gross of Bayer Corporation is named one of’s Top Blacks In Healthcare

Shirell Gross of Bayer Corporation is named one of’s Top Blacks In Healthcare
“We at Bayer are proud of Shirell and congratulate her on this prestigious award,” said Michael McDonald Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at Bayer Corporation. “Not only is Shirell an accomplished professional, she is a kind and generous person who is an invaluable member of our company. We congratulate Shirell on her outstanding contributions to medicine and health.”

A graduate of Hofstra School of Law, Shirell has been with Bayer since 2005, when she joined the company as Senior Counsel for Bayer’s Diabetes Care business. Shirell accelerated through the Diabetes business, later serving as Global Chief Counsel before moving to the Radiology Business. She is also a member of the African American/Hispanic American Affinity Group at Bayer, and other professional organizations including AdvaMed, Women Unlimited Alumnae, and Corporate Counsel Women of Color.

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