CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSPUBLICATIONSGabriela C. Poles, M.D., M.P.H.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 273-2727A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURGRochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor - Department of Surgery , Colorectal Surgery (SMD) Patient Care SettingsCancer, Hospital Medicine, SurgeryBiographyDr. 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.CredentialsSpecialtiesEducation2012MD | Tufts University School of MedicinePost-doctoral Training & Residency08/01/2017 - 07/31/2018Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at St. Marks Hospital07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Maine Medical Center07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Maine Medical CenterVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles3/2/2022Melucci 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. 3/1/2022Bidwell 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. 7/2016Langer M, Vasudevan SA, Nuchtern JG, Doski JJ, Goldin A, Gow KW, Goldfarb M, Beierle EA, Mayo SW, Clark DE, Poles GC. "Colorectal carcinoma in pediatric patients: A comparison with adult tumors, treatment and outcomes from the National Cancer Database." Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2016 Jul; 51(7):1061-6. Epub 2015 Dec 01. VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Gabriela C. Poles, M.D., M.P.H.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Gabriela C. Poles, M.D., M.P.H. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.