Dr. DeBord

James R. DeBord, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

About Dr. DeBord


Dr. James DeBord attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his undergraduate degree. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He did both his internship and surgical residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

An Accomplished Surgeon

Dr. DeBord is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General 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.

He is on the staff of all three Peoria hospitals and is on the consulting staff at four hospitals in surrounding areas. Dr. DeBord is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). At the 50th meeting of the Midwest Surgical Association, Dr. DeBord was elected president of the group.


Born in Chicago, Dr. DeBord was raised in Peoria and attended grade school and high school here. He and his wife Margaret reside in Peoria and have two sons and two daughters.

  • Sub-Specialties
    Bariatric — Gastric Bypass
    Bariatric — Open Duodenal Switch
  • Education
    MD — University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
    Surgical Internship and Residency — University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago
  • Academic Appointment
    Chief of Division of Vascular Surgery — UICOMP
  • Honors
    Midwest Surgical Association, President
    Midwest Surgical Association, Board of Governors (1990-1992, 2000-2003)
    Illinois Surgical Society, Past President
    Peoria County Medical Society, Past President
    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
    Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Presentations & Publications
    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Leak Complications. Archives of Surgery
    Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Popliteal Artery: An Illustrative Case and Literature — Review
    Blunt Carotid Arterial Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome. The American — Journal of Surgery
    Benefit of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Symptomatic Moderate or Severe Stenosis. The New England Journal of Medicine
    Tertiary Vascular Access Surgery for Chronic Hemodialysis. Seminars in Dialysis