Deborah Denise Proctor MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program; Site Director, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Columbia and Yale/Stanford, Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Program; Board of Directors and Treasurer, Honduras Children's Project

Biographical Info

I. I am the Medical Director for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at Yale University. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is a multi-disciplinary program with medical, surgical, pediatric, pathology, and radiology specialists all participating in the care of our patients. Our program offers specialized nursing care and education with a nurse practitioner who specializes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease as well as an ostomy nurse who specializes in ostomy and wound care. Patients are evaluated daily at 40 Temple Street, Suite 1A in New Haven. Patients are self-referred as well as referred from other physicians. To schedule an appointment, please call 203-785-4138.


In addition to multi-disciplinary patient care, our program offers opportunities for patients to participate in research studies that evaluate mood disorders in IBD; treatment choices in IBD; and participation in multi-center new drug treatment protocols.

II. I am the gastroenterologist for the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center at Yale . I evaluate and treat patients with HHT who have gastrointestinal bleeding and other gastrointestinal related problems. To schedule an appointment, please call Katharine Henderson at 203-737-5395.

III. International work -

1. I am the Site Director for the Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program's Cali, Colombia site. This program places our Yale residents at several international medical sites, including the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Columbia for international medical experiences.

http://globalhealthscholar.yale.edu/index.aspx

2. I am on the Board of Directors for Honduras Children's Project, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the education of the children at Copprome Orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras.

www.honduraschildrensproject.org


International Activity

  • Site Director for the Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program's Cali, Colombia site
    Cali, Colombia (2012)
    http://globalhealthscholar.yale.edu/index.aspx
  • Member Board of Directors for Honduras Children's Project
    El Progreso, Honduras (2011)
    I am on the Board of Directors for Honduras Children's Project, a non-profit organization that provides for the education of the children at Copprome Orphanage in El Progreso, Honduras. www.honduraschildrensproject.org
  • Medical volunteer
    El Progreso, Honduras (2005)
    Annual medical missionary work in El Progreso, Honduras

Education & Training

B.S.
University of Toledo (1978)
M.D.
University of Cincinnati (1982)
Intern & Resident
Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Internal Medicine (1987 - 1990)
Fellowship
Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Gastroenterology (1990 - 1992)
Board Certification
Gastroenterology, Board Certified  (1993)

Honors & Recognition

  • New York Metro Area 2010
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2010)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1982)
  • Howard M. Spiro Digestive Diseases Fellowship Teaching Award
    Gastroenterology Fellows, Section of Digestive Diseases (2013)
  • New York Metro Area 2011
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2011)
  • The Angel Among Us Award
    Middletown Elks, Middletown, CT (2012)
  • Fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology
    ACG (2001)
  • Best Gastroenterologist in New Haven County 2014
    New Haven Living Magazine (2014)
  • Fellow in the American Gastroenterological Association
    AGA (2007)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 2014
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2014)
  • Best Doctors of America
    Best Doctors of America (2009)
  • Best Doctors of America
    Best Doctors of America (2010)
  • Best Doctors of America
    Best Doctors of America (2011)
  • Best Doctors of America
    Best Doctors of America (2012)
  • Best Doctors, 2011-2012
    US News and World Report (2012)
  • Inducted into the Academy of Educators
    American Gastroenterological Association Institute (AGA-I) (2012)
  • America’s Top Doctors 2012
    Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors (2012)
  • Best Doctors of America
    Best Doctors of America (2013)
  • Best Doctors in America 2014
    Best Doctors in America (2014)
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2014
    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2014)

Professional Service

  • Member, Town of Durham (09/01/2013 - 12/31/2015)
  • Board of Directors and Treasurer, Honduras Children's Project (06/30/2011 - 12/31/2020)
  • Director Anatomy and Physiology Event, Connecticut State Science Olympiad 2013 (03/30/2013 - 03/30/2013)
  • Director, Anatomy and Physiology Event, Connecticut State Science Olympiad 2014 (03/29/2014 - 03/29/2014)
  • Chair and Member of several committees, American Gastroenterological Association (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2015)

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