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Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

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(608) 265-2535

600 Highland Avenue
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792

Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery


  • MD, PhD, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2004
  • Residency in Surgery, University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Madison, WI, 2009
  • Fellowship in Microsurgery and Research, Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

Clinical Specialties

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.

Dr. Poore provides a wide range of services including Brachial Plexus Surgery , Breast Implant Removal, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Chest Wall and Thoracic Reconstruction, Digital Replantation , Ear Surgery (Otoplasty), Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Gynecologic Oncology Reconstruction, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Microvascular Reconstruction , Mohs Defect Reconstruction, Nerve Repair, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Scar Revision, Skin Cancer Reconstruction, and Tendon Repairs.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Risk factors for unplanned readmission following head and neck microvascular reconstruction: Results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2011-2014.
    Garg RK, Wieland AM, Hartig GK, Poore SO
    Microsurgery 2016 Sep 23.
    [PubMed ID: 27658935]
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  • Optical Feedback Control and Electrical-Optical Costimulation of Peripheral Nerves.
    Kapur SK, Richner TJ, Brodnick SK, Williams JC, Poore SO
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 Sep; 138(3):451e-60e.
    [PubMed ID: 27556620]
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  • Thirty-Year Follow-up of Total Hand Replantation: A Case Report.
    Poore SO, Israel JS, Rao VK
    Ann Plast Surg 2016 May; 76(5):521-3.
    [PubMed ID: 25046672]
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  • Denying the Obvious: Four Extreme Cases of Neglected Tumors.
    Block LM, Jee YM, Baskaya MK, Bentz ML, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Nov; 3(11):e571.
    [PubMed ID: 26893996, PMC ID: 4727723]
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  • Elective free flap revision in the head and neck cancer patient: Indications and outcomes.
    Garg RK, Poore SO, Wieland AM, Mcculloch TM, Hartig GK
    Microsurgery 2015 Nov; 35(8):591-5.
    [PubMed ID: 26419863]
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  • Microsurgical Technique Modifications: Practical Tips for Improving Precision.
    Bruce JG, Poore SO, Kempton SJ, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Jul; 3(7):e465.
    [PubMed ID: 26301154, PMC ID: 4527639]
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  • Recipient vessel selection in the difficult neck: Outcomes of external carotid artery transposition and end-to-end microvascular anastomosis.
    Garg RK, Poore SO, Wieland AM, Sanchez R, Baskaya MK, Hartig GK
    Microsurgery 2015 Jul 17.
    [PubMed ID: 26186688]
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  • Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer Patients: Have Improved Treatment Modalities Outpaced Current Legislation?
    Sillah NM, Jee Y, Rao VK, Poore SO
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2015 Jul; 136(1):123e-124e.
    [PubMed ID: 25803153]
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  • The radial forearm snake flap: A novel approach to oral cavity and oropharyngeal reconstruction that reduces forearm donor site morbidity.
    Garg RK, Wieland AM, Poore SO, Sanchez R, Hartig GK
    Microsurgery 2015 Jun 9.
    [PubMed ID: 26069099]
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  • The Imperative of Academia in the Globalization of Plastic Surgery.
    Nayar HS, Bentz ML, Baus GH, Palacios J, Dibbell DG, Noon J, Poore SO, King TW, Mount DL
    J Craniofac Surg 2015 Jun; 26(4):1102-5.
    [PubMed ID: 26080135]
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