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Frank Troncale, M.D., Emeritus

Dr. Troncale had a long career in medicine and has since retired. We thank Dr. Troncale for all his years of service and knowledge.


Dr. Troncale was born in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Loyola University of the South, where he obtained a B.S. in biological sciences. He then received an M.D. from Tulane University. From there he went on to complete his internship and residency in New York City and Boston. After a three-year stint in the U.S. Army Medical Corps (Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bangkok, Thailand), he completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Cornell University Medical Center and Sloan Kettering Institute.

He is an active member of Shoreline Village CT, a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to helping older individuals to remain living in their homes.

Dr. Troncale founded Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut and Endoscopy Center of Connecticut in 1997 with Drs. Taylor and Vender. His special interests include esophageal diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and general gastrointestinal diseases


  • Tulane University, 1962, M.D.
  • Tulane University, 1962, M.S.
  • Loyola University of the South, 1958, B.S., Biological Sciences

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in gastroenterology, 1973
  • Board certified in internal medicine, 1970

Post Graduate Training

  • Clinical NIH fellowship, 1971, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
  • Gastroenterology fellowship, 1970, Cornell University Medical Center
  • Residency in internal medicine, 1968, Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Research Unit, 1967, U.S. Army Service (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization), Bangkok, Thailand
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 1965, U.S. Army Captain
  • Internship and residency in internal medicine, 1964, St. Luke’s Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology


  • Celiac disease
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Crohn’s disease and colitis*
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome*
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Reflux / Barrett's esophagus / gastroesophageal reflux disease*
  • Small bowel diseases
  • *special interests


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