Travis E. Grotz, M.D.

  1. Surgical Oncologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Travis E. Grotz, M.D., is a surgical oncologist with clinical and research expertise in both minimally invasive approaches to gastrointestinal malignancies including robotic and laparoscopic cancer surgery; as well as complex, extended resection of advanced soft tissue sarcomas, gastrointestinal cancers and peritoneal metastasis. Dr. Grotz trained at both Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He serves as a principal investigator and a co-investigator on several clinical trials at Mayo Clinic, including several trials addressing intraperitoneal therapy. Dr. Grotz serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Surgical Oncology and is a guest editor on numerous other professional journals. He serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines committee for peritoneal mesothelioma, and he serves as a scientific advisor for non-profit organizations such as Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and Debbie's Dream Foundation.

Focus areas:

  • Gastric or stomach cancer - particularly robotic surgery, innovative reconstructive options such as J-pouches (neo-stomach) and stomach preserving cancer operations such as proximal gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) - both minimally invasive and locally advanced or metastatic
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis, and other novel intraperitoneal treatments
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendiceal cancers
  • GI cancers including, colon cancer, appendix cancer, carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumors and small bowel tumors
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  1. Appendix cancer
  2. Carcinoid tumor
  3. Enlarged spleen
  4. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  5. Immune thrombocytopenia
  6. Metastatic colorectal cancer
  7. Peritoneal cancer
  8. Recurrent cancer
  9. Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  10. Sarcoma
  11. Small bowel cancer
  12. Soft tissue sarcoma
  13. Stomach cancer
  1. Cancer treatment
  2. Cholecystectomy
  3. Colectomy
  4. Cytoreductive surgery
  5. Gastrectomy
  6. HIPEC
  7. Irreversible electroporation
  8. Laparoscopic surgery
  9. Liver resection
  10. Minimally invasive intestinal surgery
  11. Minimally invasive liver surgery
  12. Minimally invasive pancreas surgery
  13. Minimally invasive surgery
  14. Pancreatectomy
  15. Paracentesis
  16. Robotic surgery
  17. Small bowel resection
  18. Soft tissue sarcoma surgery
  19. Soft tissue tumor ablation
  20. Splenectomy
  • Gastric or stomach cancer
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • HIPEC
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumor
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Appendix cancer
  1. 2025
    BASIC SCIENCE MASTERSClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2017
    FellowMD Anderson - Complex General Surgical Oncology
  3. 2015
    ResidentSurgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2015
    ResidentGeneral Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2013
    Fellow - Clinical Investigator/Immunology Research FellowDepartment of Immunology
  6. 2008
    MDCreighton University School of Medicine
  7. 2004
    BASaint John's University

Certifications

  1. 2018
    Complex General Surgical OncologyAmerican Board of Surgery
  2. 2016
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic
  2. 2019
    Bronze AwardMayo Clinic
  3. 2017
    Promoting Excellence in Patient CareMD Anderson Cancer Center
  4. 2016
    Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Endowed Research FellowshipMD Anderson Cancer Center
  5. 2015
    Chief Resident Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine, General Surgery Residency Program
  6. 2013
    Dr. Kaare K. Nygaard Travel AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine, General Surgery Residency Program
  7. 2012
    Best Oral Presentation Award - Spring MeetingMinnesota Surgical Society
  8. 2012
    Best Oral Presentation Award - Fall MeetingMinnesota Surgical Society
  9. 2009
    Silver Retractor AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine, General Surgery Residency Program
  10. 2008
    William Albano AwardCreighton University School of Medicine
  11. 2007
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyCreighton University School of Medicine
  12. 2007
    National Scholars Honor SocietyCreighton University School of Medicine
  13. 2007
    Dean's Medical Educational Assistance ScholarshipCreighton University School of Medicine
  14. 2005
    Excellence in Organizational Leadership AwardCreighton University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    ConsultantCGSO
  2. 2022 - present
    ConsultantOral Boards, American Board of Surgery
  3. 2022 - present
    MemberInternational Patients Seen in the U.S. Subcommittee
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic
  5. 2021 - present
    Medical and Scientific Advisory Board MemberDebbie's Dream Foundation Gastric Cancer Fellowship, American Association for Cancer Research
  6. 2021 - 2023
    Committee MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology Scientific Program
  7. 2021 - present
    Scientific Program CommitteeSociety of Surgical Oncology
  8. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  9. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  10. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  11. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  12. 2021 - present
    Scientific Advisory BoardMesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
  13. 2020 - present
    Panel MemberNational Comprehensive Cancer Network
  14. 2020 - present
    Subcommittee MemberNCCN Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  15. 2020 - present
    Co ChairMultidisciplinary Gastroesophageal Cancer Tumor Board
  16. 2019 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Surgical Oncology
  17. 2019 - present
    MemberMesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
  18. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  19. 2019 - 2021
    Workgroup MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology Peritoneal Surface Malignancy
  20. 2018 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center DSMB
  21. 2018 - present
    Grant ReviewerMesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
  22. 2018 - present
    Clinical Research Program Education CommitteeAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  23. 2018 - present
    MemberAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  24. 2018 - present
    MemberSurgery Peer Review Research Committee, Department of Surgery
  25. 2017 - present
    MemberConnective Tissue Oncology Society
  26. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  27. 2016 - 2017
    Committee MemberMD Anderson Cancer Center
  28. 2015 - 2017
    Program CommitteeUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  29. 2015 - 2017
    Advisory Committee MemberUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  30. 2015 - 2017
    Direct SupervisionUniversity of Texas Health and Sciences Program
  31. 2015 - 2017
    Direct SupervisionUniversity of Texas
  32. 2015 - 2017
    Direct SupervisionBaylor School of Medicine
  33. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic - Priestley Society
  34. 2011 - 2021
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  35. 2010 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  36. 2007 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  37. 2007 - present
    Clinical Research Committee memberAmerican College of Surgeons

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.