Rochester, Minnesota


Schmit.Grant@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research interests of Grant D. Schmit, M.D., include diagnostic imaging of the abdomen using computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, and nonvascular image-guided interventional procedures. Dr. Schmit's primary research focus is on percutaneous ablation of malignancies in the kidneys, liver, lungs and bones.

Focus areas

  • Skeletal muscle CT. Dr. Schmit is a co-investigator on a Mayo Clinic study using quantitative determination of patient skeletal muscle from CT scans as a predictor of outcomes after surgery and other medical interventions.
  • Imaging for liver cancer diagnoses. Dr. Schmit contributed to a prospective, multicenter comparison of multiphase, contrast-enhanced CT and MRI for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver transplant allocation.
  • Ablation of liver cancer. Dr. Schmit served as the principal investigator for Mayo Clinic on a multicenter clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of ThermoDox, a thermally sensitive liposomal doxorubicin, with radiofrequency ablation as a therapy for inoperable liver cancer (nonresectable hepatocellular carcinoma).

Significance to patient care

Dr. Schmit's ultimate research goal is to optimize percutaneous ablation methods and improve outcomes for patients with cancer in the kidneys, liver, lungs and bones. 

Professional highlights

  • Bronze level certification, Mayo Quality Fellows, Mayo Clinic, 2012


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Radiology


  1. Fellow - Abdominal Imaging Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Department of Radiology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Preliminary medicine resident Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. MD - Medicine University of Minnesota Medical School
  5. BA - Chemistry University of Minnesota, Morris

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