Dr. Poulose’s clinical practice focuses on a holistic approach to maintaining abdominal core health.  His research reflects this by finding new ways to combine treatments including surgery, physical therapy, integrative medicine, and alternative medicine to optimize abdominal core health and minimize complications.


  • BS: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, General Surgery
  • MPH: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Fellowship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH,  Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Research Interests

  • Abdominal core health
  • Hernia
  • Post-market surveillance of surgical devices

Current Funding

  • Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation
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