Deborah Nagle, MD — Academic Profile

  • Chief, Colon and Rectal Division

Board Certification

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery


Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1988)
Residency Training
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA (1993)
Fellowship Training
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1994)

Affiliated Specialty Center

  • Cancer Center
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Laparoscopic — including robotic — and conventional surgery for colon and rectal cancer, familial polyposis, diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis
  • Transanal excision of rectal polyps
  • Treatment of anorectal abscess, fistula, fissure, anal condyloma, hemorrhoids, constipation, and fecal incontinence
  • Incisional/ventral hernia
  • Colonoscopy
  • Anorectal physiology/manometry studies
  • Anorectal ultrasound
Nagle 2021

Contact Information

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T18-046B
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-1825
Fax: 631-444-7784

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  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Additional

Surgery is my calling and I am privileged to have patients trust me with their health and well-being.  I am energized by the challenges in surgical care and helping patients navigate through difficult choices with the goal of the best possible outcome.  I use, and help develop, the most advanced technologies to achieve my goal of optimal care for each patient.  

  • NIH Summer Training Grant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1985)

  • Outstanding Teaching Resident Graduate Hospital Award, Philadelphia, PA (1993)

  • Best Teacher Award Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (2005-2006)

  • Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly American Registry (2006-2015)

  • Top Doctors Castle Connolly American Registry (2007-2015)

  • Best Paper ASCRS Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX (2012)

  • Harvard Catalyst SHRINE Harvard Medical School Query Prize Boston, MA (2012)

  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Nagles's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).
  • Professional Societies

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Young Surgeons’ Committee Member

  • Media Relations Chair

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • Association of Women Surgeons

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • National Institutes of Health

  • Editorial Boards

    Ad hoc reviewer

    New England Journal of Medicine

    Diseases of Colon & Rectum

    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    Journal of the American College of Surgeons

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

    Annals of Surgery

    Surgical Endoscopy

    Colorectal Diseases