Dr. Shawn S. Groth
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Shawn S. Groth is a thoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive techniques. He is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of General Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and director of Esophageal Surgical Services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Dr. Groth received his BA from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Minnesota and a residency in thoracic surgery under world-renown mesothelioma expert Dr. David Sugarbaker at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Under the guidance of Dr. James D. Luketich—a leader in his field of minimally invasive foregut surgery—Dr. Groth went on to complete an advanced fellowship in minimally invasive esophageal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Groth also holds an MS in clinical research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis.
Clinical and Laboratory Research
A specialist in the management of both malignant and benign disorders, Dr. Groth’s clinical interests include a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgeries, malignant pleural mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, tracheal stenosis, and robot-assisted and laparoscopic surgeries, among others. He is board-certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery.
Dr. Groth’s clinical research initiatives revolve around thoracic oncology outcomes research, clinical trials, and healthcare disparities research. Dr. Groth directs his research efforts towards advancing personalized oncology and improving treatment guidelines for treating cancer patients.
From the first words he spoke, he put my mind and my spirit at ease. He had to deliver some of the toughest news that I had ever received and he did it with such compassion that I knew and believed for the first time that I was going be ok...His passion and compassion for medicine and his patients is not something you see every day.
Patient, Baylor College of Medicine
On par with his high standards of clinical practice and research, Dr. Groth has high standards for patient care. Dr. Groth has been recognized by the Baylor Community with the Power of Professionalism (POP) Award. This award not only acknowledges a physician for his/her dedication and commitment to education, but for his/her integrity and overall respect for the patients he/she treats.
Dr. Groth is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and Alpha Omega Alpha. A noted author and lecturer, Dr. Groth has published his work in respected, peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at numerous meetings, including those of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
A select listing of Dr. Groth’s published articles:
Baylor College of Medicine Physican Profile—Mesothelioma Treatment Center