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Shawn Groth, M.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chief
Baylor College of Medicine



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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  • American Board of Surgery

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Residency at University of Minnesota

  • MS from University of Minnesota School of Public Health

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


  • English


  • Male

CME Presentations

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Direction of the Art
Hematology and Oncology Grand Rounds
October 15, 2021

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
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching & Evaluation
    Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernias
  • Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Mediastinal malignancies
  • Laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Robot-assisted lobectomy for lung cancer
  • 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

Physician Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Reflux Surgery

Professional Specialties

  • General Thoracic Surgery


  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Foregut Society
  • International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract