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.

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Boston University School of Medicine
Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery

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



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Geary A, Hess DT, Pernar LIM. Resident-as-teacher programs in general surgery residency - A review of published curricula. Am J Surg. 2018 Sep 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30224071.
     
  2. Zuriaga MA, Fuster JJ, Farb MG, MacLauchlan S, Bretón-Romero R, Karki S, Hess DT, Apovian CM, Hamburg NM, Gokce N, Walsh K. Activation of non-canonical WNT signaling in human visceral adipose tissue contributes to local and systemic inflammation. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 11; 7(1):17326.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29229927; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17509-5;.
     
  3. Wee CC, Jones DB, Apovian C, Hess DT, Chiodi SN, Bourland AC, Davis RB, Schneider B, Blackburn GL, Marcantonio ER, Hamel MB. Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery: Do Clinical and Behavioral Factors Explain Racial Differences? Obes Surg. 2017 Nov; 27(11):2873-2884.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28500418.
     
  4. Smeds MR, Thrush CR, McDaniel FK, Gill R, Kimbrough MK, Shames BD, Sussman JJ, Galante JM, Wittgen CM, Ansari P, Allen SR, Nussbaum MS, Hess DT, Knight DC, Bentley FR. Relationships between study habits, burnout, and general surgery resident performance on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination. J Surg Res. 2017 Sep; 217:217-225. PMID: 28595817.
     
  5. Karki S, Ngo DTM, Farb MG, Park SY, Saggese SM, Hamburg NM, Carmine B, Hess DT, Walsh K, Gokce N. WNT5A regulates adipose tissue angiogenesis via antiangiogenic VEGF-A165b in obese humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Jul 01; 313(1):H200-H206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28411232; DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00776.2016;.
     
  6. Farb MG, Karki S, Park SY, Saggese SM, Carmine B, Hess DT, Apovian C, Fetterman JL, Bretón-Romero R, Hamburg NM, Fuster JJ, Zuriaga MA, Walsh K, Gokce N. WNT5A-JNK regulation of vascular insulin resistance in human obesity. Vasc Med. 2016 Dec; 21(6):489-496.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27688298.
     
  7. Macht R, Rosen A, Horn G, Carmine B, Hess D. An Exploration of System-Level Factors and the Geographic Variation in Bariatric Surgery Utilization. Obes Surg. 2016 Jul; 26(7):1635-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27034061; DOI: 10.1007/s11695-016-2164-6;.
     
  8. Macht R, George J, Ameli O, Hess D, Cabral H, Kazis L. Factors associated with bariatric postoperative emergency department visits. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Dec; 12(10):1826-1831.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27317600; DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2016.02.038;.
     
  9. Muñoz-Largacha JA, Hess DT, Litle VR, Fernando HC. Lower Esophageal Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for Persistent Reflux After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg. 2016 Feb; 26(2):464-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26667163; DOI: 10.1007/s11695-015-1990-2;.
     
  10. Istfan N, Anderson WA, Apovian C, Ruth M, Carmine B, Hess D. Racial differences in weight loss, hemoglobin A1C, and blood lipid profiles after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Aug; 12(7):1329-1336.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27150343; DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.12.028;.
     
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