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Dr. Debra Gates

  • Professor of Nursing
Phone: (315) 279-5273

Academic Credentials

St John Fisher College
Syracuse University
Alfred University


Deb Gates is on faculty and is the current Chair of the Division of Nursing at Keuka College. She has had roles in academia, administration, and clinical practice for over 30 years. Her clinical experiences include critical care, emergency, community health nursing, primary care and health education and wellness. Of particular interest is in the care of those with or at risk for Diabetes. She is engaged in clinical practice in Endocrinology/Diabetes in the Rochester General Medical Group's Diabetes Care and Resource Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Keuka College, she was the Director of Education at Finger Lakes Health, Geneva New York, Deb earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from St. John Fisher College and her Masters in nursing science at Syracuse University, Syracuse New York. She has taught adult learners for over 26 years. She has 2 grown children Katie and David and lives in Penn Yan with her husband Bill, golden retriever Barley and Romeo the cat. They enjoy the Adirondacks, and boating.

Professional Interests

Diabetes management, patient/family education, medical surgical nursing, and leadership
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