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James R. DeBord, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery

Department of Surgery



624 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61603

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Dr. James DeBord was born in Chicago and grew up in Peoria. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he received his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and completed a Surgical Internship and General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

Dr. DeBord is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He also has a Certificate of Special Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He holds memberships in various surgical and vascular societies and currently holds the office of President of the Midwest Surgical Association.

Dr.DeBord is Professor of Clinical Surgery, Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Director of the Vascular Conference. He was the recipient of the 2000-2001 UICOMP ‘Outstanding Service Award’ and the 1996 and 1999 resident-elected UICOMP Department of Surgery ‘Faculty Teaching Award’.

He is on the active staff of all three Peoria hospitals and is on the consulting staff at four hospitals in surrounding areas.

Dr. DeBord and his wife Margaret reside in Peoria and are the parents of two sons and two daughters.