Meet Our Bariatric Surgeons
Daniel B. Jones, MD
Dr. Daniel Jones is the Director of the Weight Loss Surgery Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also Vice Chair of Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at BIDMC, and a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Jones received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his surgical residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Jones joined BIDMC in 2003 from Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He also sees general surgery patients at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Lexington.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
In 2014, Dr. Jones was named Vice President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and President of the Association of Surgical Education (ASE). He also has served on the Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery for the Betsy Lehman Center, and he is a member of the American College of Surgeons Advisory Committee on Bariatric Surgery, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bariatric Advisory Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Boston Surgical Society. He currently cochairs the MBSAQIP Accreditation for bariatric centers nationally.
Dr. Jones is a past recipient of the James IV Association Travel Award (2005), the SAGES Gold Laparoscope Award (2001), and Association for Surgical Education Distinguished Educator Award (2014). He has been selected by colleagues to "Best Doctors in America" (2007 - 2015).
Active in research and medical education pertaining to minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Dr. Jones has also published 18 books, three related to bariatric surgery:
- LAP-BAND Companion Handbook
- Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach
- Obesity Surgery: Patient Safety and Best Practices
When he isn’t busy at BIDMC, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his family — his wife, Stephanie, an anesthesiologist at BIDMC; and his three children, who are home from Philips Exeter Academy and Cornell University for the summer.
Benjamin Schneider, MD
Dr. Benjamin Schneider is a bariatric surgeon in the Weight Loss Surgery Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and specializes in many minimally invasive surgical procedures as well at BIDMC.
Dr. Schneider is also Director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Fellowship Director for the Bariatric Surgery Program at BIDMC, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Schneider received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and fellowships in surgery and advanced laparoscopy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and BIDMC, respectively.
Dr. Schneider joined BIDMC in 2003. He sees patients and performs weight loss surgical procedures at both BIDMC and BID-Milton; he also sees general surgery patients at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chelsea.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
Dr. Schneider served on the Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery for the Betsy Lehman Center. He is a member of a number of surgical societies (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons Advisory, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Foundation, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery). He also serves on both local and national committees.
Dr. Schneider is a member of the Academy at Harvard Medical School, and was awarded a research grant from the Society of Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He was also selected as an Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Schneider has been recognized among Boston’s Best Doctors for the past five years.
Outside of BIDMC, Dr. Schneider enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.