Dr. Gary Groot

External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: continuous quality improvement, surgical oncology.

Dr. Groot, MD, Dip, TM&H, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, began his medical career in Zaire after completing his medical school training at the University of Saskatchewan and a diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Upon returning to Canada he completed his General Surgery Residency Training at the University of Saskatchewan before going to Winnipeg where he completed a fellowship in General Surgical Oncology.

Returning to Saskatoon in 1992, Dr. Groot established himself as a general surgical oncologist with a special interest in head and neck oncology. For 6 years, beginning January 1999, he was the Head of Surgery for the Saskatoon Health Region. More recently, he has completed a PhD and become actively involved with clinical quality improvement work and research.