Dr. Grotz is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He received his doctor of medicine from Creighton University and completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. His clinical interests focus on the minimally invasive treatment of gastric cancer, intraperitoneal treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, and complex abdominal operations. He is actively involved in various clinical and translational trials focusing on the early identification and treatment of peritoneal metastasis. He is actively involved in the Society of Surgical Oncology, serving on several different committees. He is also a member of the NCCN committee for peritoneal mesothelioma and is on the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology.