James A. Bonheur, MD

Director, Bariatric Surgery

AMI Surgery

32 Strawberry Hill Court
Suite 4
Stamford, CT 06902

Main: (203) 327-4444
Fax: (949) 404-8554

AMI Surgery

25 South Regent St
Port Chester, NY 10573

Main: (203) 327-4444
Fax: (203) 724-4484

About Me

Dr. James Bonheur is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Recognized as a leading surgical specialist, he expertly performs a variety of procedures that cure disease, improve quality of life and enhance appearance.

Dr. Bonheur is consistently voted as one of America’s “Top Surgeons” in the fields of minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery and venous disease. He’s been repeatedly selected as one of Connecticut’s top physicians and has been honored with the “Patient’s Choice Award” and the “Most Compassionate Physician Award.”

His other awards include:

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doc’s
  • Patients Choice Award
  • Most Compassionate Physician Award
  • Newsweek Magazine’s 15 Leaders in Bariatric Surgery
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award
  • Fairfield County’s Finest Award
  • Best of Stamford Award in the Doctors category
  • Distinguished Physician Award
  • America’s Most Honored Professional

 Throughout his extensive training, Dr. Bonheur has held research and clinical positions affiliated with some of the world's greatest medical institutions, including Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston University, Columbia University affiliate Stamford Hospital and the New York College of Medicine affiliate Danbury Hospital. His research has been published in prestigious medical journals and he has presented at numerous national conferences, including the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference.

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Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery


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Education & Training


Boston University Medical Center
Stamford Hospital


Danbury Hospital

Medical School

Saba University School of Medicine


Stamford Hospital

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Published Work

Hua, HT, Albadawi H, Fateh, E, Stoner, MC, Diamond, RE, Bonheur JA, Houser, S, Watkins MT. CXC Chemokine Expression and Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle During Ischemia/reperfusion. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 42:337-43, August 2005.

Bonheur JA, Alabdawi H, Patton GM, Watkins MT. A Non-Invasive Murine Model of Hind Limb Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Journal of Surgical Research. 116(1): 55-63, Jan 2004.

Jessie M, Albadawi H, Bonheur J, Crittenden M, Kadowaki H, Birjiniuk V, Khuri SF, Patton GM, Watkins MT. Effects of Shear and Oxidative Stress on Human Venous Smooth Muscle Cells. Current Surgery. 58:500a. 2001.

Lee BY, Kamali SS, Bonheur JA, Epperson JR, Metha P, Abraham R. Rupture of an Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysm resulting in Paraplegia. Surgical Rounds. 334-338, June 1999.

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Hernia Society

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