Alexander Poor, MD

Alexander Poor, MD

Dr. Poor is a Board Certified general surgeon specializing in pelvic and abdominal pain, including inguinal and femoral hernias and core muscle injuries. Dr. Poor earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in General Surgery under Dr. William Meyers at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has participated in several basic science and clinical research studies, as well as contributed to several book chapters. He has an interest in basic science and clinical research that advances understanding of core anatomy and the pathophysiology of its associated injuries. Dr. Poor trained with Dr. William Meyers in the advanced training program for core muscle injuries at Vincera Institute. He currently serves as associate director of research for The Vincera Foundation.

Core Muscle Injuries
Pelvic Pain
Abdominal & Adductor Pain
Diastasis Recti
Nerve Entrapment

MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Neuroscience, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Honors & Awards
Drexel University College of Medicine Resident Research Fellowship.
“The Golden Stethoscope Award” from the Drexel University College of Medicine Class of 2009 for excellence in teaching by a resident.

WO Patent # 2012018891 A2. Materials for disinfection produced by non-thermal plasma.

Poor AE, Ercan UK, Yost A, Brooks AD, Joshi SG. (2013) Microbial and cellular responses to nonthermal plasma-treated alginate wound dressing: control of multidrug-resistant pathogens. Surgical Infections.

Poor AE, Eskin B, Georgiadis C, Hamzavi B, Brooks AD. (2012) Urine Iodine, Estrogen, and Breast Disease. Journal of Cancer Therapy. 3 (6), 1164-1169.

Poor AE, Eskin BE, Brooks AD, et al. The Role of Iodine in Breast Disease. Conjoint Meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery and New York Surgical Society, April 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

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