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Deborah Proctor, MD

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Deborah Proctor, MD, is the medical director for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at Yale Medicine. 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," she says.

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.

She also works with the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Program. "I evaluate and treat patients with HHT who have gastrointestinal bleeding and other gastrointestinal related problems," she says.


  • 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
  • President and Board of Directors, Honduras Children's Project, Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1992)
  • Intern & Resident
    Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1990)
  • MD
    University of Cincinnati (1982)
  • BS
    University of Toledo (1978)

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