Dr. Ronald Keith Grooters MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Ronald Grooters is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 47 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Central IA Health System - IA Methodist
Residency, General Surgery, 1968–1972

University of Missouri-Columbia
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1974–1976

Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus
Internship, Transitional Year, 1967–1968

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1967

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

IA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Echocardiographic comparison of the standard end-hole cannula, the soft-flow cannula, and the dispersion cannula during perfusion into the aortic arch.
Grooters, R.K., Ver Steeg, D.A., Stewart, M.J., Thieman, K.C., Schneider, R.F.


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