Debra Ann Petrucci, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments & Organizations

Neurosurgery: Spine Surgery (Neurosurgery)

Yale Medicine


Dr. Debra Petrucci is an Assistant Professor in the Spine Section of the Department of Neurosurgery. She is a board certified neurosurgeon who has a full-time clinical practice at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Greenwich Hospital. Before coming to Yale Dr. Petrucci was in private practice for twenty years in Westchester County, NY. She served as Chief of Neurosurgery at White Plains Hospital and Lincoln Hospital. Her clinical interests are the treatment of spinal disorders and her research interests include clinical trials and new technologies and innovations in spine surgery. Dr. Petrucci grew up in the Boston area. She earned her bachelor's degree at Harvard University, graduating with honors, and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University School of Mediciine and was admitted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), medicine's highest honor society. After medical school, Dr. Petrucci completed her internship in General Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and became the first woman accepted and trained in the Neurological Surgery residency program at Harvard University at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Education & Training

MD George Washington School of Medicine (1984)
BA Harvard University (1979)
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification AB of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (1995)

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Contact Info

Debra Ann Petrucci, MD, FAANS
Patient Care Location
Yale Spine Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 6th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
789 Howard Avenue
PO Box 208082

New Haven, CT 06520-8082

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