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Gabriela C. Poles, M.D., M.P.H.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Surgery


Dr. Gabriela Poles received her Medical Doctorate and her Master of Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2012. She then completed her General Surgery Residency at Maine Medical Center in 2017, followed by a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at St. Mark's Hospital in 2018.

Dr. Poles' special interests are minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic, robotic and trans-anal surgery. She provides services for the breadth of colorectal surgery, including colorectal, appendiceal and anal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders and anorectal diseases. Dr. Poles has a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and complex diverticulitis. Her other interests include outcomes research and community health.

Dr. Poles' goal is to provide treatment to her patients with compassion, education, and patient partnership. She believes that this approach, combined with the most current knowledge available, achieves the best outcomes in the ever-changing field of medicine.

Dr. Poles is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Poles enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, hiking, biking and skiing.




    MD | Tufts University School of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/2017 - 07/31/2018
    Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at St. Marks Hospital

    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017
    Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Maine Medical Center

    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Maine Medical Center

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    Journal Articles

    Melucci AD, Erlick MR, Loria A, Russell MM, Temple LK, Poles GC. "Surgical Informed Consent: A Scoping Review of Physician-facing Decision Support Tools." Annals of surgery open : perspectives of surgical history, education, and clinical approaches.. 2023 Mar; 4(1):e259. Epub 2023 Jan 30.

    Melucci AD, Lynch OF, Wright MJ, Baran A, Temple LK, Poles GC, Moalem J. "Evaluating Age as a Predictor of Postoperative Opioid Use and Prescribing Habits in Older Adults With Cancer." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.. 2022 Mar 2; Epub 2022 Mar 02.

    Bidwell SS, Poles GC, Shelton AA, Staudenmayer K, Bereknyei Merrell S, Morris AM. "Motivations and Barriers Toward Implementation of a Rectal Cancer Synoptic Operative Report: A Process Evaluation." Diseases of the colon and rectum.. 2022 Mar 1; 65(3):353-360.



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