Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery
(608) 263-1367

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

  • The Blue-Blood Porcine Chest Wall: A Novel Microsurgery Training Simulator for Internal Mammary Vessel Dissection and Anastomosis.
    Zeng W, Gunderson KA, Sanchez RJ, Albano NJ, Nkana ZH, Thadikonda KM, Dingle AM, Poore SO
    J Reconstr Microsurg 2020 Sep 21;
    [PubMed ID: 32957156]

  • Utility of health services regions in examining socioeconomic disparities in receipt of breast reconstruction.
    Schumacher JR, Stankowski-Drengler TJ, Tucholka JL, Poore SO, Wilke LG, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
    Breast J 2020 Jul 01;
    [PubMed ID: 32608542]

  • The Effect of Perforator Skeletonization on Pedicled Fasciocutaneous Flaps of the Lower Extremity: A Systematic Review.
    Soteropulos CE, Shulzhenko NO, Nayar HS, Poore SO
    J Reconstr Microsurg 2020 Nov; 36(9): 634-644
    [PubMed ID: 32583386]

  • Resident Perspectives on Effective Surgical Training: Incivility, Confidence, and Mindset.
    Babchenko O, Scott K, Jung S, Frank S, Elmaraghi S, Thiagarajasubramanian S, Rendell V, Poore SO, Bentz ML, Garland CB
    J Surg Educ 2020 Sep - Oct; 77(5): 1088-1096
    [PubMed ID: 32546388]

  • Slowing the Spread and Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Plastic Surgeon.
    MacKenzie EL, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2020 09; 146(3): 681-689
    [PubMed ID: 32496369]

All Publications on PubMed