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John S. Poser, M.D.

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Dr. John S. Poser is a 3rd generation physician who is fully trained in general surgery and plastic surgery, being Board Certified in the later. Dr. Poser graduated and was trained in plastic surgery at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts under a well-known Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gasbar Anastasi; there he received special training, not only in trauma and reconstructive surgery, but also cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Poser has been practicing plastic surgery in Gainesville, Florida since 1984 and holds courtesy privileges at Shands at UF, as well as being on active staff at North Florida Regional hospital.

Dr. Poser is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of their society, The American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgery and the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Poser belongs to the Florida Medical Society of Alachua County and is the President Tri County Health Alliance.

Dr. Poser's father and grandfather on both sides were doctors in Wisconsin. Dr. Poser's paternal grandfather, Dr. Edward Poser founded the Poser Clinic in Columbus, Wisconsin, in 1894, which is the 2nd oldest clinic in the state of Wisconsin. The Poser Clinic is now being run by his cousins, Ralph and Sam Poser.

The Poser Family has a tradition of sports and medicine. Dr. Edward Poser tried out with, Chicago Cubs, which were in their fourth year of professional baseball, while playing on the Rush Medical School Club team in 1891. Dr. Bob Poser played baseball and basketball for the University of Wisconsin and baseball for the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns. He coached the University of Wisconsin Baseball team while in medical school. Dr. Bob Poser's brother, Rolf Poser, was Captain of the University of Wisconsin Basketball team twice and both are in the University of Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame.

Dr. John Poser was co-captain of the Wisconsin Baseball team and was voted the best pitcher in the BIG 10 Conference while in pre-med at the University of Wisconsin. He was the only freshman at the University of Wisconsin who played three sports.


  • 1968 - BACHELOR OF ARTS - University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
  • 1973 - MEDICAL DEGREE - Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
  • 1973-1974 - INTERNSHIP (ROTATING) - Santa Barbara College Hospital (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1974-1976 - GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY - Santa Barbara College Hospital (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1977-1979 - GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY - St. John’s Hospital (Gross Point, MI)
  • 1980-1982 - PLASTIC SURGERY RESIDENCY - Boston University (Boston, MA)


  • 1983-1984 - POSER CLINIC (Columbus, WI)
  • 1984-current - POSER PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER (Gainesville, FL)


  • North Florida Regional Medical Center (Gainesville, FL)
  • Villages Endoscopy & Surgical Center (The Villages, FL)
  • Alachua General Hospital (AGH)- 25 years of service (Gainesville, FL)
  • Past Chief of Surgery at Shands at Alachua General Hospital (Gainesville, FL)


  • Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons