Joshua Weis, M.D., serves as clinical faculty at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dallas. His areas of focus are weight loss surgery, minimally invasive GI surgery, and hernia surgery. He has a special interest in revisional weight loss operations for patients who have sub-optimal results or complications from prior attempts at surgical weight loss. He also has special training in robotic surgery, and he offers robotic abdominal wall reconstruction procedures and hybrid procedures to his patients with complex hernias. 

Dr. Weis has been an assistant professor at UT Southwestern since 2022. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and performed a general surgery residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. He then received advanced training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery during his fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters and was recognized with the prestigious Researcher in Training Award by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 2020. 


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The case for a new post-graduate hernia designation: a review of fellowship council case logs from the past twelve-years.
Nagaraj MB, Alseidi A, Prabhu AS, Greenberg JA, Awad MM, Weis JJ, Scott DJ, Surg Endosc 2022 Dec
SAGES Advanced GI/MIS Certificate Program.
Weis JJ, Gee D, Honigsberg E, Goldblatt M, Pryor A, Scott DJ, Surg Endosc 2021 Nov
Thriving or surviving? A critical examination of funding models for fellowship council fellowships.
Lee JH, Weis JJ, Talamini MA, Schultz L, Hori Y, Nagaraj MB, Scott DJ, Surg Endosc 2021 May
The Impact of COVID-19 on Surgical Education.
Nagaraj MB, Weis HB, Weis JJ, Cook GS, Bailey LW, Shoultz TH, Farr DE, AbdelFattah KR, Dultz LA, J Surg Res 2021 May 267 366-373
Faculty Emotional Intelligence Matters for Resident Education.
Weis HB, Pickett ML, Weis JJ, Dorsey O, Bailey LW, Gardner AK, Napier R, AbdelFattah KR, J Surg Educ 2020 Sep - Oct 77 5 1132-1137

Honors & Awards

  • SAGES Researcher in Training

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas VA Medical Center (2022)