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Joseph Poli, M.D.

Joseph Poli, M.D.

Pain Management , Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

4.7 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 272-7246


Pain Treatment Center

180 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Certified Specialties

Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center-GME. 2014 - 2015

Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2012 - 2014

Residency, Anesthesiology, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. 2011 - 2012

Internship, Infectious Disease, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. 2010 - 2011


MD | St. George's School of Medicine. 2010


ICARE Stars Program, Recipient of letters of recognition from staff and patients alike for upholding core values of inclusion,. 2015

Robert M. Lawrence, MD First Resident Award. 2013


Journal Articles

Opioid-Sparing Effects of the Bupivacaine Pleural Catheter in Surgical Decompression of the Thoracic Outlet

Motyl CM, Dohring C, Wang ML, Gosain S, France F, Poli J, Stoner MC, Doyle AJ.

Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2022; .

Philip, A; Williams, M; Davis, J; Poli, J. et al.

Evaluating predictors of pain reduction after genicular nerve

Utility of Perineural Steroids Post Radiofrequency Neurotomy.

Williams, MR; Poli, J.

Pain physician. 2019; 22(3): E246.

Reporting of Sample Size Calculations in Analgesic Clinical Trials: ACTTION Systematic Review,

McKeown, A; Gewandter, JS; McDermott, MP; Pawlowski, JR; Poli, JJ; Rothstein, D; Farrar, JT; Gilron, I; Katz, NP; Lin, AH; Rappaport, BA; Rowbotham, MC; Turk, DC; Dworkin, RH; Smith SM.

Journal of Pain. 2015; 16(3): 199-206.

Reporting of intention-to-treat analyses in recent analgesic clinical trials: ACTTION systematic review and recommendations

Gewandter, JS; McDermott, MP; McKeown, A; Smith, SM; Pawlowski, JR; Poli, JJ; Rothstein, D; Williams, MR; Bujanover, S; Farrar, JT; Gilron, I; Katz, NP; Rowbotham, MC; Turk, DC; Dworkin, RH.

Pain. 2014; 155(12): 2714-9.


1. Anesthesiology In-Training Exam Review: Regional Anesthesia and Chronic Pain (2022)

Chapter: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Authors: Rohit Aiyer, Ellen Johnson, Joseph Poli,

Publisher: Springer, Cham 2022

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Poli's medical care has been outstanding! I will forever be thankful for his caring attitude towards by medical needs and the pain I have been suffering from.

Feb 09, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Poli is a VERY knowledgeable & thorough professional!

Jan 02, 2024

5.0 stars

I have been connected with Health Care most of my working career and believe me the U of R Med system for my personal health is Top notch:

Dec 24, 2023

3.0 stars

I mostly spent time with another doctor who was great, but not Dr. Poli. I saw Dr. Poli for about 4 minutes after.....

Dec 19, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Poli goes above and beyond with his care for patients. His bedside manner is exceptional.

Dec 06, 2023

5.0 stars

Very good.

Nov 05, 2023

5.0 stars

I was very happy with the provider. [...] All of the staff at the clinic have been very good and treated me well.

Oct 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Discussed the plan I wanted, but wanted to do an X-ray first to further evaluate the situation

Oct 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Poli is the BEST! Perfect manner, inquisitive, professional, hospitable, knowledgeable, effective. He has been great for my pain... Has changed my life!

Oct 18, 2023

5.0 stars

One of the only providers who has given me answers and solutions within their scope of practice rather than just passing me off to another specialist

Oct 03, 2023


Dr Poli answered all my questions and explained things in an understandable way.

Sep 20, 2023


Found a work around to not use steroids in my care

Sep 05, 2023


Always trying to come up with solutions to help me with my multiple chronic pain conditions and advice me to think about what is beneficial for me but I am scared about it and he understands

Aug 23, 2023



Aug 23, 2023


As I stated, I took my [...] year old father to Dr. Poli and he couldn't have been more pleased! He did a procedure & really improvedHis quality of life!

Aug 09, 2023

I love Dr. Poli

Jul 13, 2023


Dr. Poli was superb! Really knows his stuff! I already sent in an ICARE STAR Postcard detailing so.

Jun 23, 2023


Personable, and knowledgeable

May 06, 2023


Dr. Poli was very good. There was a resident I saw that didn't seem interested in hearing about my complex/ extensive symptoms leading to my visit. She wasn't overtly rude about it, but ultimately cut me off and dismissed some of my concerns. She seemed in a hurry to get over with my history and physical. But once Dr. Poli came in I felt like he wanted to hear what I had to say and offered very thoughtful supportive responses that addressed all my concerns.

Mar 13, 2023


Always thoughtful of any concerns

Feb 12, 2023


He got to the bottom of my pain and it helped me with pain in my face also. I highly recomend this doctor he is the only one who listened to me and stepped out of the box. Thank you god. Evryone else said it was anxiety for 3 years now.

Dec 24, 2022


All good!

Dec 14, 2022


I have recommended this providers to others. He always includes me in my care plan!

Nov 28, 2022


He got right to the problem and gave me relief to know what was causing my horible pain.

Oct 19, 2022


Doctor and his team were just incredible. He has the "bedside" manner ever and never once felt uneasyI would recommend him and his team to anyone

Oct 05, 2022


My experience with this provider was excellent, as it always has.been.

Sep 16, 2022


"Include me in decisions"? This must be a joke because it seemed that all decisions had been made before I entered the building.

Aug 28, 2022


Nice job on oblation-very effective

Jul 31, 2022


I was assured he knows what he's doing

Jul 21, 2022


Always professional and friendly

May 29, 2022


Dr. Poli is an amazing Doctor. He's very good at his Job. He's a great listener and very helpful.

May 11, 2022


I have only positive remarks for my experience.

May 06, 2022


Dr. Poli is very likeable.

Feb 18, 2022


[...] Dr Poli was not informative. I was not sure exactly what procedure he was going to use.[...]

Feb 16, 2022