V. Prasad Poola, MD
Assistant Professor, Colorectal Surgery
SIU General Surgery




Dr. Prasad Poola joins Dr. Rakinic in the Section of Colorectal Surgery, seeing patients at the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU.  He specializes in:

Dr. Poola’s research interests include Clinical outcomes in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal procedures.
He completed fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He completed his surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in colorectal surgery.  He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Association of Academic Surgery, and American Medical Association.

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