Samuel O. Poore, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Chair, 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

  • Management of common conditions of the musician: a narrative review for plastic surgeons.
    Chu D, Eftekari SC, Nicksic PJ, Poore SO
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2023 Sep 01; 58: 89-95
    [PubMed ID: 37656488]

  • Database Tracking in Gender-Affirming Surgery: Are Patients Falling Through the Cracks?
    Doan TC, Wood Matabele KL, Nicksic PJ, Gast KM, Poore SO
    WMJ 2023 Jul; 122(3): 184-186
    [PubMed ID: 37494648]

  • "Postoperative Outcomes Following Buried Penis Reconstruction: A Single-Institution Experience Using the Wisconsin Classification System".
    Seitz AJ, Edalatpour A, Israel JS, Grimes MD, Williams DH, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Jun 20;
    [PubMed ID: 37337329]

  • Pott Puffy Tumor Is Not a Puffy Tumor: The Failure of Eponyms in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    Shaffrey EC, Poore SO
    J Craniofac Surg 2023 Jul-Aug 01; 34(5): 1525-1526
    [PubMed ID: 37236620]

  • Vagus nerve stimulation in the non-human primate: implantation methodology, characterization of nerve anatomy, target engagement and experimental applications.
    Suminski AJ, Rajala AZ, Birn RM, Mueller EM, Malone ME, Ness JP, Filla C, Brunner K, McMillan AB, Poore SO, Williams JC, Murali D, Brzeczkowski A, Hurley SA, Dingle AM, Zeng W, Lake WB, Ludwig KA, Populin LC
    Bioelectron Med 2023 Apr 28; 9(1): 9
    [PubMed ID: 37118841]

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