Michael Docktor, MD

Michael J. Docktor, MD

Attending in Gastroenterology; Clinical Director of Innovation; Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-6058
  • Fax: 617-730-0494

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Departments

  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
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Michael Docktor, MD

Philosophy of Care 

Philosophy of care: “I simply love taking care of patients. I strive to help children and their families understand what might be causing their health problems by collaboratively working together to improve their condition. I am passionate about technology and excited about the opportunities to use digital health in educating, communicating and engaging with my patients.


Why I entered medicine: “Some of my earliest memories are of watching surgery on television with great interest and, as early as 4-years-old, asserting to anyone who would listen that I wanted “to be a doctor one day.” It wasn’t until around 10-years-old, when my sister was hospitalized, that I realized the incredible impact a doctor could have in someone’s life, particularly in the life of a sick child. From that point forward, there was never a question of what I was going to do with my life. And yes, the last name maybe helped a little…”

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

University of Wisconsin, 2001

Madison, WI

Medical School

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2005

Newark, NJ

Internship

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2005-2006

Los Angeles, CA

Residency

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 2006-2008

Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2008-2011

Boston, MA

Publications

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  1. Papa E, Docktor M, Smillie C, Weber S, Preheim SP, Gevers D, Giannoukos G, Ciulla D, Tabbaa D, Ingram J, Schauer DB, Ward DV, Korzenik JR, Xavier RJ, Bousvaros A, Alm EJ. Non-invasive mapping of the gastrointestinal microbiota identifies children with inflammatory bowel disease. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39242.
  2. Docktor MJ, Paster BJ, Abramowicz S, Ingram J, Wang YE, Correll M, Jiang H, Cotton SL, Kokaras AS, Bousvaros A. Alterations in diversity of the oral microbiome in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012 May; 18(5):935-42.
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