Dartmouth-Hitchcock Welcomes Endocrine Surgeon Maria Bates, MD
Dr. Bates brings experience as an endocrine surgeon and a passion for education, which will benefit our patients, referring providers and our trainees.Meredith J. Sorensen, MD, MS, FACS, division chief of Endocrine Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has welcomed endocrine surgeon Maria Bates, MD, to its Department of Surgery. Bates operates on and treats benign and malignant conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Bates will work to establish an endocrine surgery clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, as well as collaborate on a new program focused on adrenal surgical conditions at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Prior to joining D-H, Bates served as an endocrine surgeon at the University of Wisconsin, and spent most of her time building a successful endocrine surgery program at the university’s affiliate hospital, SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. In addition, she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Bates to our department, as well as the greater Dartmouth-Hitchcock team,” said Meredith J. Sorensen, MD, MS, FACS, division chief of Endocrine Surgery. “Dr. Bates brings experience as an endocrine surgeon and a passion for education, which will benefit our patients, referring providers and our trainees. We look forward to working together to expand Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s endocrine surgery services and to improve patients’ access to fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons throughout Northern New England.”
Bates earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts in 2004, and she earned her medical degree from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary in 2010. She completed her general surgery residency at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2016, and her fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.
Bates is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, Association of Women Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock also includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; affiliated member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.