Shawn Groth, M.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chief
Baylor College of Medicine

Shawn Groth, M.D. Photo

Positions

Associate Professor and Associate Chief
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Director of Esophageal Surgical Services
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Address

General Thoracic Surgery (Clinic)
Baylor Medicine at McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge Street
Suite 6A
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6376
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Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh

    Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

  • Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston

    Thoracic Surgery

  • Residency at University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis

    General Surgery

  • MS from University of Minnesota School of Public Health
    Minneapolis

    Clinical Research

  • MD from University of Minnesota School of Medicine
    Minneapolis
  • BA from St. Olaf College
    Northfield
  • Clinical Fellowship at University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis

    Surgical Infectious Diseases

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

Shawn S. Groth, M.D. is a board-certified general thoracic surgeon in Houston who specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. After finishing his cardiothoracic surgery residency under Dr. David J. Sugarbaker at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Groth pursued an advanced fellowship in minimally invasive esophageal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh under the mentorship of Dr. James D. Luketich, a pioneer in minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery. Dr. Groth seeks to bring that expertise to Baylor. As part of a team effort with other health care providers, Dr. Groth's practice includes the multi-disciplinary management of benign and malignant disorders of the esophagus/foregut, lung, pleural space, mediastinum, chest wall, trachea and diaphragm. As the Director of Esophageal Surgical Services at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Dr. Groth co-directs a center, which provides a multi-disciplinary approach to managing patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal motility disorders. He provides minimally invasive approaches to managing benign (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias, achalasia, benign strictures, and esophageal diverticuli) and malignant foregut disorders (e.g., malignant strictures and esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers), as well as Barrett's esophagus. He is an expert in advanced endoscopy, including per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia and robotic thoracic surgery, and teaches these techniques to practicing surgeons around the country. Dr. Groth's overarching goal is to provide high quality, patient-centered care with advanced minimally invasive treatment whenever possible A well-published investigator, Dr. Groth has presented his work at numerous national society meetings, including The American College of Surgeons, The American College of Chest Physicians, The American Society of Clinical Oncology, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and The American Association for Thoracic Surgery. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of multiple major medical journals. Dr. Groth's clinical research focuses on thoracic oncology clinical trials and health services research which focuses on identifying health care dispartiies and improving the quality of care.

Professional Achievements

  • Geriatric Patient Care Award
    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Henry Buchwald Award
    University of Minnesota

  • David Gaviser Award
    University of Minnesota

  • Cassius Ellis Award
    University of Minnesota

  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Super Doctors® Rising Stars™

  • Power of Professionalism Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

  • That's the Way! Award
    Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernias

  • LINX® System for GERD

  • Laparoscopic surgery & peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia

  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma

  • Robot-assisted thymectomy and resection of mediastinal masses

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

  • Robot-assisted thoracic surgery

  • Lung cancer

  • Esophageal cancer

  • Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy

  • Mediastinal malignancies

  • Laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias

  • Tracheal stenosis

  • Robot-assisted lobectomy for lung cancer

Professional Specialties

  • General Thoracic Surgery