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. Hess DT. Comment on: Racial disparities in bariatric surgery outcomes amongst the elderly. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Oct 23. PMID: 34785138
     
  2. Geary AD, Hess DT, Pernar LI. Efficacy of a resident-as-teacher program (RATP) for general surgery residents: An evaluation of 3 Years of implementation. Am J Surg. 2021 Oct 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34615604
     
  3. Pernar LI, Sachs TE, Tseng JF, Hess DT. Structuring Research Rotations to Facilitate Surgery Residents' Academic Productivity. J Surg Educ. 2021 Aug 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34366284
     
  4. Zambare WV, Hess DT, Kenzik K, Pernar LI. Outcomes in Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Implications for Surgical Resident Education. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jul 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34219036
     
  5. Gokce N, Karki S, Dobyns A, Zizza E, Sroczynski E, Palmisano JN, Mazzotta C, Hamburg NM, Pernar LI, Carmine B, Carter CO, LaValley M, Hess DT, Apovian CM, Farb MG. Association of Bariatric Surgery With Vascular Outcomes. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 01; 4(7):e2115267.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34251443; PMCID: PMC8276087; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.15267;
     
  6. Aly S, de Geus SWL, Carter CO, Sachs TE, Hess DT, Tseng JF, Pernar LIM. Impact of fellow compared to resident assistance on outcomes of minimally invasive surgery. Surg Endosc. 2021 Mar 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33763745
     
  7. Istfan NW, Lipartia M, Anderson WA, Hess DT, Apovian CM. Approach to the Patient: Management of the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient With Weight Regain. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 01 01; 106(1):251-263.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33119080; PMCID: PMC7765654; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa702;
     
  8. Hess DT, Beesley H, Carter CO, Carmine BJ, Pernar LIM. Surgical management of obstructing clot at the jejunojejunostomy after gastric bypass: a single center experience and literature review. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Apr; 17(4):765-770.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33414097
     
  9. 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. 2021 Mar-Apr; 78(2):405-411.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32863175
     
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC7524826; DOI: 10.1007/s11695-020-04871-z;
     
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