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

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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.



  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD, MPH | Tufts University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2017 - 07/31/2018
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Mountain Star St. Mark's Hospital Colon-Rectal Fellowship Program

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

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

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Journal Articles

Langer 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 0; 51(7):1061-6. Epub 2015 Dec 01.

Bossert JM, Poles GC, Wihbey KA, Koya E, Shaham Y. "Differential effects of blockade of dopamine D1-family receptors in nucleus accumbens core or shell on reinstatement of heroin seeking induced by contextual and discrete cues." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2007 Nov 14; 27(46):12655-63.

Uejima JL, Bossert JM, Poles GC, Lu L. "Systemic and central amygdala injections of the mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 attenuate the expression of incubation of sucrose craving in rats." Behavioural brain research.. 2007 Aug 6; 181(2):292-6. Epub 2007 May 01.