V. Prasad Poola, MD

Colorectal Surgeon, Director of Surgical Education
Cancer Care
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    About me

    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.


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    Education & training

    Director of Surgical Education
    Assistant Professor
    Board Certifications
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
    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


    Clinical locations


    SIU Colorectal Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute

    315 W. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62702 1st Floor Clinic A
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • Carlinvile Area Hospital, Carlinville IL
    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL