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Inbar (Amber) S. Spofford, MD

  • Interventional Endoscopist, Center for Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Interventional Endoscopy
  • Instructor, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Amber Spofford specializes in advanced and therapeutic pediatric endoscopy



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • General pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
  • Medical education and procedural training
  • Pediatric therapeutic endoscopy including:
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Luminal stricture dilations
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Pancreatic cystgastrostomy
  • Esophageal banding
  • BRAVO/pH monitoring
  • Secretin Stimulation Test (Pancreatic function test)
  • Cryotherapy
  • EUS guided celiac plexus block/neurolysis
Medical Education
  • MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Foreign Languages
  • Hebrew
  • Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
  • Waltham: Mass General West
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Spofford is a uniquely trained pediatric gastroenterologist who performs endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and other advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures including luminal stricture dilations, radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus and endoscopic mucosal resection and pancreatic cystgastrostomy on pediatric patients.

In addition to her training as a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Spofford completed a one year advanced endoscopy fellowship at the MGH/BWH combined program. She continues to perform interventional procedures on adult patients to maintain her endoscopic skills. Dr. Spofford hopes to utilize her exceptional skills to build a pediatric therapeutic endoscopy center of excellence at MGHfC.

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Research & Publications

  • Dusty Sargent; Sun Young Park; Inbar Spofford; Kirby Vosburgh . Image-based camera motion estimation using prior probabilities. SPIE Medical Imaging. 2011;7964
  • Obstein KL, Patil VD, Jayender J, San Jos? Est?par R, Spofford IS, Lengyel BI, Vosburgh KG, Thompson CC. Evaluation of colonoscopy technical skill levels by use of an objective kinematic-based system. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011;73(2):315-321.
  • K. L. Obstein, R. S. J. Est?par, J. Jayender, V. D. Patil, I. S. Spofford, M. B. Ryan, B. I. Lengyel, R. Shams,K. G. Vosburgh, C. C. Thompson. Image Registered Gastroscopic Ultrasound (IRGUS) in human subjects: a pilot study to assess feasibility. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011;43(5):394-399.
  • Puli SR, Spofford IS, Thompson CC. Use of self-expandable stents in the treatment of bariatric surgery leaks: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2012;75(2):287-93.
  • Park SY, Sargent D, Spofford I, Vosburgh KG, A-Rahim Y. A Colon Video Analysis Framework for Polyp Detection. IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering. 2012;59(5):1408-18.


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Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8705
Phone 2: 617-726-1450
Fax: 617-724-2710

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