Chair, Membership Fundraising Committee
Appointed to the AMPAC Board of Directors in 2008, John W. Poole, MD, is Chair of the Membership Fundraising Committee and also serves on the Congressional Review Committee. He is AMPAC’s representative to the AMA Council on Legislation (COL). He was elected Chair by his peers for 2013-14. For 2010-12, he was elected Secretary. Dr. Poole is a board-certified general and laparoscopic surgeon in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Dr. Poole received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is currently an Attending Surgeon at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey and at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Poole was the Director of the Department of Surgery and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Holy Name Hospital from 2002-2011.
Dr. Poole is currently the Chair of MEDAC, the PAC of the Medical Society of New Jersey. He is also Vice-Chair of New Jersey’s delegation to the AMA House of Delegates. He was also the Chair of the Bergen County Medical Society from 2007-2008. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1990.
Dr. Poole and his wife Louise and their 3 children reside in Ridgewood, New Jersey.