Ben Schmidt

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA


University of Connecticut General Surgery Residency
Farmington, CT

Surgical Oncology Fellowship

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

  • Board Certification in Surgical Oncology
  • American Board of Surgery, March 2017. (Certificate #062433)
  • Medical Licensure, State of North Carolina, July 2016. (Certificate #215106)
  • Medical Licensure, State of Connecticut, August 2011. (Certificate #050234)
  • Advanced Trauma Operative Management, May 2014.
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, December 2013.
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, August 2013.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, August 2017.
Honors and Awards
  • Womack Symposium University of North Carolina Best Oral Presentation. June 2017
  • University of Connecticut Medical Student Teaching Award. June 2016
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. June 2015
  • University of Connecticut Surgery Research Day First Prize. June 2014
  • American College of Surgeons Owen H Wangensteen Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems: Resident/Fellow Excellence in Research Awards. September 2012
  • Connecticut Chapter of the ACS Fist Place Team Surgical Skills Competition. October 2009
  • NCAA National Championships Finalist in Mens Foil. March 2002

Johnstone MT, Perez AS, Nasser I, Stewart R, Vaidya A, Al Ammary F, Schmidt B, Horowitz G, Dolgoff J, Hamilton J, Quist WC. Angiotensin receptor blockade with candesartan attenuates atherosclerosis, plaque disruption, and macrophage accumulation within the plaque in a rabbit model. Circulation. 2004 Oct 5;110(14):2060-5.

Schmidt B, Yoon SS. Varying lymphadenectomies for gastric adenocarcinoma in the East compared with the West: effect on outcomes. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2012:250-5

Schmidt B, Yoon SS. D1 versus D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer. J Surg Oncol 2012 Apr 18.

Kim YJ, Lee HJ, Kim TM, Eisinger-Mathason TS, Zhang AY, Schmidt B, Karl DL, Nakazawa MS, Park PJ, Simon MC, Yoon SS. Overcoming evasive resistance from vascular endothelial growth factor a inhibition in sarcomas by genetic or pharmacologic targeting of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha. Int J Cancer 2013 Jan 1;132(1):29-41.

Schmidt B, Lee HJ, Ryeom S, Yoon SS. Combining bevacizumab with radiation or chemoradiation for solid tumors: a review of the scientific rationale, and clinical trials. Curr Angiogenes. 2012 Sep;1(3):169-179.

Schmidt B, Chang K, Maduekwe U, Look-Hong N, Rattner D, Lauwers G, Mullen J, Yang HK, Yoon SS. D2 lymphadenectomy with surgical ex vivo dissection into node stations for gastric adenocarcinoma can be performed safely in Western patients and ensures optimal staging. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep;20(9):2991-9.

Schmidt B, Look-Hong N, Maduekwe U, Chang K, Hong T, Kwak E, Lauwers G, Rattner D, Mullen J, Yoon SS. Noncurative gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma should only be performed in highly selected patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Oct;20(11):3512-8

Lee HJ, Schmidt B, Yoon CH, Park DJ, Zhang AY, Kirsch DG, Yoon SS. Combining poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) inhibition and radiation in Ewing’s sarcoma results in lethal DNA damage. Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Nov;12(11):2591-600

Yoon SS, Chen YL, Kambadakone A, Schmidt B, Delaney TF. Surgical placement of biologic mesh spacers prior to external beam radiation for retroperitoneal and pelvic tumors. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jul-Sep;3(3):199-208

Yoon C, Park do J, Schmidt B, Thomas NJ, Lee HJ, Kim TS, Janjigian YY, Cohen DJ, Yoon SS. CD44 expression denotes a subpopulation of gastric cancer cells in which Hedgehog signaling promotes chemotherapy resistance. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Aug 1;20(15):3974-88

Ahmad R, Schmidt B, Rattner DW, Mullen JT. Factors influencing readmission after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun;218(6):1215-22.

Lee HJ, Yoon C, Park do J, Kim YJ, Schmidt B, Lee YJ, Tap WD, Eisinger-Mathason TS, Choy E, Kirsch DG, Simon MC, Yoon SS. Inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor A and hypoxia-inducible factor 1α maximizes the effects of radiation in sarcoma mouse models through destruction of tumor vasculature. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Mar 1;91(3):621-30.

Ahmad R, Setia N, Schmidt B, Hong TS, Wo JY, Kwak EL, Rattner DW, Lauwers GY, Mullen JT. Predictors of Lymph Node Metastasis in Western Early Gastric Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Mar;20(3):531-8.

Schmidt B, Wei L, Deperalta DK, Hoshida Y, Tanabe KK, Fuchs BC. Molecular subclasses of human hepatocellular carcinoma predict sensitivity to fibroblast growth factor receptor inhibition. Int J Cancer. 2016 Mar 15;138(6):1494-505.

DePeralta DK, Wei L, Ghoshal S, Schmidt B, Lauwers GY, Lanuti M, Chung RT, Tanabe KK, Fuchs BC. Metformin prevents hepatocellular carcinoma development by suppressing hepatic progenitor cell activation in a rat model of cirrhosis. Cancer 2016 Apr 15;122(8):1216-27

Klufas D, Schmidt B, Caushaj P, McLaughlin T, Papasavas P. A Case Report Of Idiopathic Omental Bleed Treated Via Emergency Exploratory Laparoscopy And Partial Omentectomy. In Press World Journal of Colorectal Surgery

Schmidt B, Davies L. The Rising Incidence of Thyroid Cancer: Contributions from Healthcare Practice and Biologic Risk Factors. Chapter in Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Springer Nature Books