Gabriela C. Poles, M.D., M.P.H.View Contact & Scheduling
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.
Colon & Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery
Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (SMD)
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery, St. Marks Hospital. 2017 - 2018
Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Maine Medical Center. 2013 - 2017
Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Maine Medical Center. 2012 - 2013
MD | Tufts University School of Medicine. 2012
Melucci AD, Erlick MR, Loria A, Russell MM, Temple LK, Poles GC
Annals of surgery open : perspectives of surgical history, education, and clinical approaches.. 2023 March 4 (1):e259. Epub 01/30/2023.
Melucci AD, Lynch OF, Wright MJ, Baran A, Temple LK, Poles GC, Moalem J
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.. 2022 March 2 Epub 03/02/2022.
Bidwell SS, Poles GC, Shelton AA, Staudenmayer K, Bereknyei Merrell S, Morris AM
Diseases of the colon and rectum.. 2022 March 165 (3):353-360. Epub 1900 01 01.
Langer M, Vasudevan SA, Nuchtern JG, Doski JJ, Goldin A, Gow KW, Goldfarb M, Beierle EA, Mayo SW, Clark DE, Poles GC
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2016 July 51 (7):1061-6. Epub 12/01/2015.
Bossert JM, Poles GC, Wihbey KA, Koya E, Shaham Y
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2007 November 1427 (46):12655-63. Epub 1900 01 01.
Uejima JL, Bossert JM, Poles GC, Lu L
Behavioural brain research.. 2007 August 6181 (2):292-6. Epub 05/01/2007.
Bossert JM, Poles GC, Sheffler-Collins SI, Ghitza UE
Behavioural brain research.. 2006 October 2173 (1):148-52. Epub 07/10/2006.
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