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Benjamin Kuttikatt Poulose, MD, MPH


Associate Professor of Surgery; Director, Vanderbilt Hernia Center

4.8 4.8 168 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

General Surgery
Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision)

Board Certificates

General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2008


MD - Johns Hopkins University, 1999
MPH - Vanderbilt University, 2005
Fellowship - University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2008
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2000


Vanderbilt General Surgery
Vanderbilt General Surgery
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
My provider is excellent in his field but always treated me as though I was his only patient.
Patient | March 25, 2018

Impressed that Dr. Poulose called himself to give me test results.
Patient | February 14, 2018

Dr. Poulose MD was very good, and I feel his advice was sound and accurate. I was very impressed.
Patient | February 14, 2018

He is exceptional in his concern for the patient.
Patient | February 13, 2018

For a physician, this guy is very personable. I'd buy a car from Ben.
Patient | February 7, 2018

Dr Poulose provided the best experience I have ever had with an MD. I was very pleased when I found my current GP, Dr Timothy Hinton. He does an amazing job. Then Dr Poulose exceeded my expectations as well. It's refreshing to see MD's have a commitment to not only providing excellent "skills" but to also focus on excellent customer service. Strong work by both of these great Vanderbilt providers. They are excellent examples for their colleagues to model.
Patient | January 31, 2018

Dr. Polouse does a great job! Tremendous confidence in his care!
Patient | December 18, 2017

Patient | November 7, 2017

Great experience, if you can have that at a doctor's office. Doctor was easy to talk with, and impressed me as the expert I had been told he was. Would recommend him to anyone.
Patient | October 30, 2017

Patient | October 24, 2017

Dr. Poulose and his staff gave me great care!
Patient | October 20, 2017

I had a visit w/this care provider 2 years and _____ is why I came back.
Patient | October 18, 2017

Dr. Poulose is great.
Patient | October 2, 2017

NP had COLD hands but warm heart!
Patient | September 8, 2017

All good.
Patient | September 8, 2017

Dr. Poulose was great. Explained surgical procedure I needed in detail. Friendly & assuring.
Patient | September 6, 2017

Dr. Poulose is extremely knowledgeable and very caring I really appreciate his work and look forward to being his patient for a long time in the future.
Patient | August 9, 2017

My experience on this visit was enhanced by the time, attention, and discussion I had with the assistant working and being trained in this office.
Patient | August 4, 2017

Will recommend. But not everyone can wait 3 months to see Dr. P when having a double hernia.
Patient | August 3, 2017

He was very helpful I was just hoping took it now to get it done but I understand what he was concerned with so I'm doing what he asked and it's for the best results for my surgery! #8. He explained things I didn't understand he was helpful.
Patient | June 8, 2017

Dr. Poulose & staff were great. I was satisfied.
Patient | June 2, 2017