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John de Groot


Clinician, scientist, husband, father, swimmer and foodie

About me

Dr. John de Groot is a neuro-oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and managing the care of patients with primary brain and spine tumors (those at the site where disease began, as compared with tumors that result from the disease spreading).

De Groot has brought new therapies from the laboratory into the clinic to treat patients with brain cancer. In particular, he has contributed to the development of glioblastoma treatments. He has a special interest in using blood analyses, imaging studies and other indirect biomarkers (measurable elements that may indicate disease) to evaluate the efficacy of novel therapies. In one study, he is looking at ways to overcome physiological limitations in drug delivery to brain tumors, such as through focused ultrasound. He regularly advises and collaborates with other researchers on promising therapies under development.

De Groot earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed a residency in neurology at Johns Hopkins University and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Education

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, MD, 1998

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins University, Neurology, 2002

  • Fellowships

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Neuro-oncology, 2004

  • Academic Title