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V. Prasad Poola, MD

Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director
Department of Surgery
General Surgery


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 by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal 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.

Watch Dr. Poola talk about Colorectal Surgery at SIU Medicine.


Medical School: 
Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - General Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom - MRCS, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, India - Master of Surgery
SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Colon and Rectal Surgery
Printable CV: 
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