From Dr. John Poser

Hopefully, you will find this site and my practice inviting but also informative and thorough. I want to assure you that the advice given here comes from 37 years of active medical experience including full training in general surgery, 5 years of work in emergency rooms, including 30 years of active practice in Plastic Surgery. This extensive training and experience comes with board certification in Plastic Surgery as well as being a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Surgeons. My training in Plastic Surgery was done at Boston University which is one of the best Plastic Surgery programs in the world. It was here that I had special training in Cosmetic Surgery and skin care, including skin cancers, burns, scar revisions and skin trauma. My training also included reconstruction of the face, hands, breast, body and torso.

If after going through my site you have questions, please feel free to ask any question by any phone or email or make an appointment if you want a more personal consultation. Thank you for visiting

Dr. John Poser Biography

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.

Education

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

Practice

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

Staff Appointments 

North Florida Regional Medical Center Gainesville, FL
North Florida Surgical Pavilion Gainesville, FL
Past Chief of Surgery at Shands at Alachua General Hospital Gainesville, FL

Boards

Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Organizations

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