Axel F. GrotheyMD
Axel Grothey, MD, is a consultant at the West Cancer Center, University of Tennessee, in Memphis, TN. Dr. Grothey received his medical degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and completed residencies at West German Tumor Center and the Institute of Pathology at the University of Essen and a residency and fellowship at the University of Bochum. He also completed a research fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. He joined Mayo Clinic as a consultant in 2005 and was appointed as Professor of Oncology in 2007. He left Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2018 to join West Cancer Center.
Dr. Grothey’s clinical interests focus on gastrointestinal cancers, in particular, colorectal cancer, antiangiogenesis, signal transduction inhibitors, and clinical trial design and statistics. As a consultant and investigator, his research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health, among other organizations. He currently co-chairs the NCI Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee after having served as chair of the Colon Cancer Task Force for 6 years.