01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

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 completed his residencies under the mentorship of mesothelioma experts, like Dr. David Sugarbaker, and a pioneer of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. James D. Luketich.

A specialist in the management of both malignant and benign disorders, Dr. Groth has experience in pleural diseases, like mesothelioma, esophageal disorders and more. Dr. Groth’s clinical research initiatives revolve around thoracic oncology outcomes research, clinical trials and healthcare disparities research. He directs his research efforts towards advancing personalized oncology and improving treatment guidelines for treating cancer patients. Dr. Groth has authored and co-authored many research studies and traveled nationally to present his findings at many society meetings including The American Society of Clinical Oncology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: General cardiac/thoracic surgery, pleural mesothelioma, lung cancer, tracheal stenosis, mediastinal malignancies, robot-assisted thoracic surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Geriatric Patient Care Award, Henry Buchwald Award, David Gaviser Award, Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Cassius Ellis Award, Power of Professionalism (POP) Award from Baylor Clinic, member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, member of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency in General Surgery at University of Minnesota
  • Residency in Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
03. Publications


Soluble Mesothelin-Related Peptides to Monitor Recurrence After Resection of Pleural MesotheliomaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery. November 2017;104(5):1679-1687. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.042

Role of thoracoscopy, mediastinoscopy and laparoscopy in the diagnosis and staging of malignant pleural mesotheliomaJournal of Visualized Surgery. August 2016;2:129. doi: 10.21037/jovs.2016.07.12

A thinner peel to peel: Pleural thickness is prognostic in mesotheliomaJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. January 2019;157(1):414-415. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.005

To slay a dragon: Timing of chemotherapy in resectable pleural mesotheliomaJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. November 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.110

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