Shawn Groth, MD


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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(713) 798-6376

Baylor Lung Institute
6620 Main St
Ste 1325
Houston , TX 77030

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  • University of Minnesota Medical School


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 foregut 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, and diaphragm. As the Director of Esophageal Surgical Services at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Dr. Groth will co-direct a newly created swallow center, which will provide 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. Already 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. Dr. Groth's clinical research focuses on thoracic oncology outcomes research, health care disparities research, and clinical trials. He has explored several topics directed towards improving the guideline treatment of cancer patients. His basic science and translational research efforts are directed towards advancing personalized oncology.

Conditions Treated

  • Thoracic

Gender: M

Years of Experience: 6

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