Dr. Kenneth Poole, Jr. was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, his M.D. from Northwestern University, and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Poole completed his residency training in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and went into solo medical practice thereafter.
In 2014 Dr. Poole joined the staff at Mayo Clinic Arizona, where he is Medical Director of Patient Experience and is a member of the division of community internal medicine. He also sits on the Arizona Space and Capital Committee and the Mayo Clinic Health Information Coordinating Subcommittee. Dr. Poole is a member of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Admissions Operations Committee and is a faculty member, teaching health policy, economics, and technology. He has authored on the topic of physician employment trends and health care delivery and has previously chaired diversity efforts across all Mayo Clinic School of Medicine sites nationally. Dr. Poole also consults for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Medicare Advantage plan in a medical director capacity.
Dr. Poole sits on the board of directors for the Maricopa County Medical Society, is president of the Arizona Society of Black Physicians, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the National Medical Association; the American Association for Physician Leadership; the Arizona Medical Association; REAP; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Gamma Mu Boule. He resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife Megan and 3 children, Kenny III, Carter, and Kori Grace.