Donald T. Hess, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry




Donald Hess, MD, FACS is currently an assistant professor of surgery at BUSM and the chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC).

His clinical practice is devoted to minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He has tremendous surgical expertise in laparoscopic bariatric surgery (sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding and gastric bypass) and revisional bariatric surgery. He also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, surgery for disease of the stomach and esophagus, intestinal surgery, single-site surgery, complex hernia surgery and general surgery.

He is a member of the Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He has been recognized by Boston Magazine’s “Top Docs” issue for being “top” in his respective field four years in a row and was a 2013 recipient of the BUSM Evans Center Collaborator of the Year Award.

Hess is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y. He completed a residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at New England Deaconess Hospital, both in Boston. He joined BUSM after working for the U.S. Air Force as an assistant professor of surgery stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery

Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research





ETHICON Endo-Surgery Fellowship
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011 (PI)
ETHICON Endo-Surgery, Inc


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  1. Schultz KS, Hess DT, Sachs TE, Tseng JF, Pernar LIM. A Structured Mentorship Elective Deepens Personal Connections and Increases Scholarly Achievements of Senior Surgery Residents. J Surg Educ. 2020 Aug 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32863175
     
  2. Davies J, Pernar L, Eble D, Fernandez AZ, Carmine B, Hess D, Carter C. Use of a Laparoscopic Witzel Gastrostomy Without Gastropexy in Bariatric and General Surgery. Obes Surg. 2020 Nov; 30(11):4631-4635.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32839931
     
  3. Zheng J, Hundeyin M, He K, Sachs T, Hess DT, Whang E, Kristo G. General surgery chief residents' perspective on surgical education during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Surgery. 2020 08; 168(2):222-225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32600881
     
  4. Aly S, Talutis SD, Richman AP, Hess DT, McAneny D, Tseng JF, Drake FT. The Boston Medical Center Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Procedure Team: Optimizing the surgeon's role in pandemic care at a safety-net hospital. Surgery. 2020 09; 168(3):404-407.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32624225
     
  5. Istfan NW, Anderson WA, Hess DT, Yu L, Carmine B, Apovian CM. The Mitigating Effect of Phentermine and Topiramate on Weight Regain After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 06; 28(6):1023-1030.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32441476
     
  6. Nudel J, Bishara AM, de Geus SWL, Patil P, Srinivasan J, Hess DT, Woodson J. Development and validation of machine learning models to predict gastrointestinal leak and venous thromboembolism after weight loss surgery: an analysis of the MBSAQIP database. Surg Endosc. 2020 Jan 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31953733
     
  7. de Geus SWL, Geary AD, Arinze N, Ng SC, Carter CO, Sachs TE, Hall JF, Hess DT, Tseng JF, Pernar LIM. Resident involvement in minimally-invasive vs. open procedures. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):289-294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31722797
     
  8. Karki S, Farb MG, Sharma VM, Jash S, Zizza EJ, Hess DT, Carmine B, Carter CO, Pernar LI, Apovian CM, Puri V, Gokce N. Fat-Specific Protein 27 Regulation of Vascular Function in Human Obesity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 06 04; 8(11):e011431.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31433737
     
  9. Geary AD, Hess DT, Pernar LIM. Resident-as-Teacher Programs in General Surgery Residency: Context and Characterization. J Surg Educ. 2019 Sep - Oct; 76(5):1205-1210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30930067
     
  10. Ngo DTM, Sverdlov AL, Karki S, Macartney-Coxson D, Stubbs RS, Farb MG, Carmine B, Hess DT, Colucci WS, Gokce N. Oxidative modifications of mitochondrial complex II are associated with insulin resistance of visceral fat in obesity. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2019 02 01; 316(2):E168-E177.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30576243
     
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