Erica Proctor MD

Erica N Proctor, MD

medical group
4.8 / 5

Specialties: Surgery

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery


  • University of Michigan, MI, 2006

Residencies & Internships

  • University of Michigan, General Surgery, MI, 2013


  • University of Michigan, Surgical Oncology, MI, 2014

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute 


I specialize in Breast Cancer Surgery and Breast Cancer.

Surgical Oncology


Biographical Statement: 

In her role at Henry Ford, Dr. Erica Proctor serves as the director of Breast Cancer Disparities Research, focusing on opportunities to improve access to screening and treatment to improve breast cancer health outcomes in southeast Michigan.

She served as a scholar for the Translational Health Disparities Course at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

She was also a research fellow for the African Ancestry project, a collaboration between U-M, Henry Ford and Komfo Anoyke Teaching Hospital in Ghana to study triple negative breast cancer and African ancestry. She travels to Ghana each year to continue work on this research project.

Dr. Proctor received her medical education and completed her residency in general surgery and fellowship in surgical breast oncology at University of Michigan Medical School - University of Michigan Health System.

She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the National Medical Association.

Awards and Honors:

Proctor E, Waghray M, Lee CJ, Heidt DG, Yalamanchili M, et al. (2013) Bmi1 Enhances Tumorigenicity and Cancer Stem Cell Function in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55820.

Proctor EN, Wu JJ, Hynes MJ, Dosch J, Simeone DM. Inhibition of the Notch Signaling.

Pathway Targets Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. J Surg Res. 2011; 165(2): 303.

Book Chapters:

Proctor EN, Simeone DM. Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells. In: Scatena, R; Mordente, A; Giardina, B., editors. Advances in Cancer Stem Cell Biology. 1st ed.  New York.  Springer; 2011.

Proctor EN, Finlayson, EV. Benign Anorectal Procedures. In: Minter RM, Doherty GM, eds. Current Procedures: Surgery. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2010.


Proctor EN, Wu JJ, Hynes MJ, Dosch J, Simeone DM. Inhibition of the Notch Signaling Pathway Targets Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Presented at: Academic Surgical Congress; 2011 February 1-3; Huntington Beach, CA.  

Proctor EN, Wu JJ, Hynes MJ, Dosch J, Simeone DM. Inhibition of the Notch Signaling Pathway Targets Cancer Stem Cells in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Presented at: 23rd Annual Moses Gunn Resident Research Conference; 2011 May 12; Ann Arbor, MI.  

Meza J, Sood V, Proctor E, Reddy RM. Female Medical Student Interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Barriers We Must Overcome. Presented at the 2013 Academic Surgical Congress; February 5-7, 2013; New Orleans, LA.






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