Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery
(608) 262-7906

600 Highland Avenue
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792


  • 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.

Recent Publications

  • Blue-Blood Pig Thorax Model Increases Resident Confidence in Internal Mammary Vessel Dissection.
    Gunderson KA, Zeng W, Nkana ZH, Wood K, Lyon SM, Albano NJ, Poore SO
    J Reconstr Microsurg 2023 Mar 17;
    [PubMed ID: 36931312]

  • Experimental Models and Practical Simulators for Supermicrosurgery: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Escandón JM, Ciudad P, Poore SO, Mayer HF, Saha S, Morrison CS, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Dec 20;
    [PubMed ID: 36729403]

  • Efficacy of bone stimulators in large-animal models and humans may be limited by weak electric fields reaching fracture.
    Verma N, Le T, Mudge J, Nicksic PJ, Xistris L, Kasole M, Shoffstall AJ, Poore SO, Ludwig KA, Dingle AM
    Sci Rep 2022 Dec 16; 12(1): 21798
    [PubMed ID: 36526728]

  • Five Hazardous Attitudes in the Operating Room: The Role of Aviation Culture and Learning to Fly Safe.
    Garbuzov AE, Shaffrey EC, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Dec 13;
    [PubMed ID: 36729741]

  • Barriers to breast reconstruction for socioeconomically disadvantaged women.
    Stankowski TJ, Schumacher JR, Hanlon BM, Tucholka JL, Venkatesh M, Yang DY, Poore SO, Neuman HB
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 2022 Oct; 195(3): 413-419
    [PubMed ID: 35969284]

All Publications on PubMed