Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Poore received his medical training and doctorate from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then did a fellowship in microsurgery and research at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Poore specializes in microvascular surgery with an emphasis on breast reconstruction, as well as general plastic and reconstructive surgery, including reconstruction of the hand and post-bariatric body contouring. He is a member of the UW Health Breast Center.
UW Health Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
Microsurgery and Research at Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery, Melbourne, Australia
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Brown University, Providence, RI, 2004
|Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.|
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reconstruction with Implants
- Breast Reduction
- Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
- Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Hand Surgery
- Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Microsurgery for Plastic and Reconstructive Procedures
- Nerve Repair
- Nipple Areola Reconstruction
- Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Tendon Repair
- TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Transverse Upper Gracilis (TUG) Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Trauma Injury Reconstruction
Ollech CJ Block LM Afifi AM Poore SO .
Effect of Drain Placement on Infection, Seroma, and Return to Operating Room in Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun 1;
[PubMed ID: 28671886]
McCarthy J Hartmann E Bentz ML Rao VK Jee Y Rivedal D Poore SO .
Seeing is Believing? Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pressure Ulcers: Implications for Surgical Management. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Mar;5(3):e1263
[PubMed ID: 28458977]
Garg RK Poore SO Wieland AM Sanchez R Baskaya MK Hartig GK .
Recipient vessel selection in the difficult neck: Outcomes of external carotid artery transposition and end-to-end microvascular anastomosis. Microsurgery. 2017 Feb;37(2):96-100
[PubMed ID: 26186688]
Garg RK Wieland AM Poore SO Sanchez R Hartig GK .
The radial forearm snake flap: A novel approach to oral cavity and oropharyngeal reconstruction that reduces forearm donor site morbidity. Microsurgery. 2017 Jan;37(1):6-11
[PubMed ID: 26069099]
Garg RK Wieland AM Hartig GK Poore SO .
Risk factors for unplanned readmission following head and neck microvascular reconstruction: Results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2011-2014. Microsurgery. 2016 Sep 23;
[PubMed ID: 27658935]
Kapur SK Richner TJ Brodnick SK Williams JC Poore SO .
Optical Feedback Control and Electrical-Optical Costimulation of Peripheral Nerves. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3):451e-60e
[PubMed ID: 27556620]
Poore SO Israel JS Rao VK .
Thirty-Year Follow-up of Total Hand Replantation: A Case Report. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 May;76(5):521-3
[PubMed ID: 25046672]
Block LM Jee YM Baskaya MK Bentz ML Poore SO .
Denying the Obvious: Four Extreme Cases of Neglected Tumors. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Nov;3(11):e571
[PubMed ID: 26893996]
Garg RK Poore SO Wieland AM Mcculloch TM Hartig GK .
Elective free flap revision in the head and neck cancer patient: Indications and outcomes. Microsurgery. 2015 Nov;35(8):591-5
[PubMed ID: 26419863]
Bruce JG Poore SO Kempton SJ Afifi AM .
Microsurgical Technique Modifications: Practical Tips for Improving Precision. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul;3(7):e465
[PubMed ID: 26301154]
Kempton SJ Poore SO Chen JT Afifi AM .
Free flap monitoring using an implantable anastomotic venous flow coupler: Analysis of 119 consecutive abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2015 Jul;35(5):337-44
[PubMed ID: 25333860]
Sillah NM Jee Y Rao VK Poore SO .
Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer Patients: Have Improved Treatment Modalities Outpaced Current Legislation? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul;136(1):123e-124e
[PubMed ID: 25803153]
Nayar HS Bentz ML Baus GH Palacios J Dibbell DG Sr Noon J Poore SO King TW Mount DL .
The Imperative of Academia in the Globalization of Plastic Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun;26(4):1102-5
[PubMed ID: 26080135]
Israel JS Chen JT Rao VK Poore SO .
Plastic surgeons' perceptions of the affordable care act: results of a national survey. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jan;3(1):e293
[PubMed ID: 25674374]
Chen JT Israel JS Poore SO Rao VK .
The Affordable Care Act: a primer for plastic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov;134(5):830e-837e
[PubMed ID: 25347659]
Kapur SK Richner T Brodnick S Williams JC Poore SO .
Abstract 62: development of an optogenetic sensory peripheral nerve interface. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar;133(3 Suppl):73
[PubMed ID: 25942173]
Brodnick SK Hayat MR Kapur S Richner TJ Nonte MW Eliceiri KW Krugner-Higby L Williams JC Poore SO .
A chronic window imaging device for the investigation of in vivo peripheral nerves. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:1985-8
[PubMed ID: 25570371]
Israel JS Poore SO .
The clinical conundrum of perioperative pain management in patients with opioid dependence: lessons from two cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4):657e-8e
[PubMed ID: 23542298]
Poore SO Mahajan AY Israel JS Sitzman TJ Siebert JW .
Facial flap contouring using a sinus microdebrider. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4):653e-5e
[PubMed ID: 23542296]
Poore SO Sillah NM Mahajan AY Gutowski KA .
Patient safety in the operating room: II. Intraoperative and postoperative. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5):1048-58
[PubMed ID: 23096605]