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Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

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(608) 265-2535

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive 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
  • 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 Mar 23.
    [PubMed ID: 25803153]
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  • Plastic surgeons' perceptions of the affordable care act: results of a national survey.
    Israel JS, Chen JT, Rao VK, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Jan; 3(1):e293.
    [PubMed ID: 25674374, PMC ID: 4323397]
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  • The Affordable Care Act: a primer for plastic surgeons.
    Chen JT, Israel JS, Poore SO, Rao VK
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2014 Nov; 134(5):830e-837e.
    [PubMed ID: 25347659]
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  • Free flap monitoring using an implantable anastomotic venous flow coupler: Analysis of 119 consecutive abdominal-based free flaps for breast reconstruction.
    Kempton SJ, Poore SO, Chen JT, Afifi AM
    Microsurgery 2014 Oct 21.
    [PubMed ID: 25333860]
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  • A chronic window imaging device for the investigation of in vivo peripheral nerves.
    Brodnick SK, Hayat MR, Kapur S, Richner TJ, Nonte MW, Eliceiri KW, Krugner-Higby L, Williams JC, Poore SO
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2014 Aug; 2014():1985-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25570371]
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  • Thirty-Year Follow-up of Total Hand Replantation: A Case Report.
    Poore SO, Israel JS, Rao VK
    Ann Plast Surg 2014 Jul 17.
    [PubMed ID: 25046672]
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  • A low-cost, small volume circuit for autologous blood normothermic perfusion of rabbit organs.
    Worner M, Poore S, Tilkorn D, Lokmic Z, Penington AJ
    Artif Organs 2014 Apr; 38(4):352-61.
    [PubMed ID: 23981068]
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  • Facial flap contouring using a sinus microdebrider.
    Poore SO, Mahajan AY, Israel JS, Sitzman TJ, Siebert JW
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2013 Apr; 131(4):653e-5e.
    [PubMed ID: 23542296]
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  • The clinical conundrum of perioperative pain management in patients with opioid dependence: lessons from two cases.
    Israel JS, Poore SO
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2013 Apr; 131(4):657e-8e.
    [PubMed ID: 23542298]
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  • Patient safety in the operating room: I. Preoperative.
    Poore SO, Sillah NM, Mahajan AY, Gutowski KA
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2012 Nov; 130(5):1038-47.
    [PubMed ID: 23096604]
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