AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dr. Poole specializes in medical and pediatric dermatology – diagnosing and treating a wide range of childhood skin disorders, including vascular anomalies (hemangiomas). Dr. Poole also performs laser surgery and other laser and light treatments.

About Dr. Jeffrey C. Poole, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Poole, MD is a board-certified New Orleans dermatologist providing care to patients at Poole Dermatology.

Dr. Poole also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at both the LSU and Tulane Schools of Medicine, acting as their Pediatric and Adolescent specialist, and remains a board-certified Pediatrician.

Dr. Poole is also a founder and co-director of the Vascular Anomalies Center – Children’s Hospital New Orleans, an area of his specialty where he has great interest and expertise.

Dr. Poole is a published medical author, and has given numerous talks on a wide range of topics at regional and local society meetings. Teaching medical students and residents continues to be one of his strong areas of interest.

Dr. Poole has privileges at East Jefferson General Hospital, the Medical Center of Louisiana, and Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Dr. Jeffrey Poole is a member of several esteemed medical professional organizations. Local organizations include the Greater New Orleans Pediatric Society and the Louisiana Dermatologic Society, for which he previously served as President.

MEDICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

Dr. Jeffrey Poole received his undergraduate education from the University of Virginia. He earned his medical degree (MD) from Tulane University School of Medicine, while on a full scholarship from the United States Air Force.

Following medical school, Dr. Poole completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Keesler AFB Regional Medical Center. His tour of duty included being stationed at Charleston AFB, South Carolina, where he was Chief of Pediatrics for 2 years. Dr. Poole then performed a residency in Dermatology at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, during which he was selected to be Chief Resident. He has attained the highest level of accreditation in his specialty, being board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Tips & Wisdom From Dr. Jeffrey C. Poole, MD

Acne Medications: OTC vs Prescription

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Rosacea Treatment Review

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Bleach Bath for Eczema

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Tips for using Topical Retinoids

Topical retinoids (Differin®, Epiduo®, Retin-A®, Tazorac®, …. etc) are a must in most all acne treatment regimens. They are part of the foundation for most acne treatment. All ac...

Why Isotretinoin?

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Stelara Treatment for Psoriasis

The age of biologics has made a tremendous impact on the care of psoriasis. These medicines have opened up a new world of safe and effective treatments for our worst psoriasis sufferers. They are ofte...

Bleach Bath Tips

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Psoriasis Treatments: Biologics

Biologics are the most recent advances in the treatment of psoriasis, though they have been in use in the U.S. for nearly 14 years. Biologics were initially considered 2nd line agents, but can now be ...

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Treatment

Topical therapies, such as imiquimod and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), may be prescribed for the treatment of certain types of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). Ingenol mebutate (Picato® Gel), another topical m...

Rosacea Treatment Options

Rosacea, a lifelong and potentially progressive disorder, can be broken down into three main types: 1. ETR (Erythro-Telangiectatic Rosacea) or subtype 1 – Red, blushing, flushing rosacea, with lots ...

Actinic Keratoses (AK) Treatment

Early treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) is generally simple, fast and effective in eliminating these growths, and preventing skin cancer. There a many ways to treat AKs. The most common approach is...