Shawn S. Groth, MD, MS

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Department of Surgery; Director of Esophageal Surgical Services; Co-Director of the Center for Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders; Medical Co-Director of the Robotic Surgery Task Force at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center; Associate Program Director for the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Dr. Groth graduated from St. Olaf College and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing his general surgery residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, he completed his thoracic surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an advanced fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic and foregut surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 2014, he was recruited to join the newly formed Division of Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine with Dr. David J. Sugarbaker.

Dr. Groth’s clinical interests include standard minimally invasive and robotic thoracic and esophageal surgery and advanced endoscopy to treat benign and malignant conditions of the esophagus, trachea, mediastinum, lung, diaphragm and chest wall. He specializes in robotic surgical techniques, including robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy, robot-assisted hiatal/paraesophageal hernia repair and fundoplication, completely portal robotic lobectomy and segmentectomy, robot-assisted diaphragm plication, and robot-assisted thymectomy. He is an expert in advanced endoscopy, including such techniques as per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

Dr. Groth’s research interests include thoracic oncology clinical trials, novel technology and health services research aimed at improving the quality of patient care.


Terms of Appointment: Oct 2019 - Sep 2021