Rochester, Minnesota


Grotz.Travis@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Travis E. Grotz, M.D., performs clinical and translational research in sarcoma and peritoneal and gastrointestinal cancers with a focus on clinical trials utilizing regional therapies for advanced malignancies. He also serves as an institutional principal investigator on multidisciplinary clinical trials.

Dr. Grotz's clinical research work focuses on evaluating diagnostic and treatment strategies to improve perioperative outcomes for patients undergoing sarcoma, peritoneal and gastrointestinal surgeries. Specifically, he is looking at treatment sequencing strategies that maximize clinical response while minimizing patient complications.

Dr. Grotz's clinical and translational interests are in utilizing regional therapeutic approaches to obtain direct surgical access to the tumor and deliver high concentrations of chemotherapy or radiation. This approach allows more directed and targeted treatment while minimizing systemic toxicities.

Focus areas

  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer
  • Appendiceal cancer
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Gastric cancers
  • Intestinal tumors

Significance to patient care

Dr. Grotz's research has the potential to assist in the development of novel or improved regional therapeutic treatments and ideal treatment sequencing for various types of cancers. In addition, his work may prevent and minimize postoperative complications in patients undergoing complex sarcoma, peritoneal or gastrointestinal cancer surgery.

Professional highlights

  • Recipient, Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Endowed Research Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2016-2017


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Department of Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Surgery


  1. BASIC SCIENCE MASTERS Clinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellow MD Anderson - Complex General Surgical Oncology
  3. Resident Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident General Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. Fellow - Clinical Investigator/Immunology Research Fellow Department of Immunology
  6. MD Creighton University School of Medicine
  7. BA Saint John's University

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