Highly Trained Surgeons and Dedicated Team The Best Care. The Most Compassionate People. The dedicated team at Highland offers a complete range of services, from pre-surgical education, to nutrition and lifestyle counseling, to post-surgical support. We truly partner with our patients for the best long-term outcomes. Our Surgeons Dr. Joseph Johnson, Dr. William O'Malley, and Dr. Lael Forbes are surgeons at the Bariatric Surgery Center and faculty members at the University of Rochester Medical Center. They have more than 10 years experience in performing weight loss surgeries at Highland Hospital – more than any other hospital in the area. Joseph A. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief of Surgery at Highland Hospital William E. O'Malley, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Bariatric Surgery at Highland Hospital Lael Elizabeth Forbes, M.D., F.A.C.S.