Anna M. Pou, MD, is currently a Professor and Program Director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the LSU Health Sciences Center, in New Orleans as well as a member of the Stanely S.Scott Cancer Center . Dr. Pou, a native of New Orleans, received her BS from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1978) and a MD at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana (1990). She subsequently completed 2 years of General Surgery training at the University of Tennessee, a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Dr. Pou served on the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for 7 years where she was the Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgery from 1999 to 2004 and the Co-Director of the Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery from 1998 to 1999. She joined the LSU faculty in September, 2004..
Dr. Pou is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Head and Neck Society and the Society of University Otolaryngologists. Dr. Pou has authored more than 40 publications and has served on editorial boards including the Laryngoscope. In addition she is the co-editor of the Head and Neck Section of the widely read textbook, Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology.
Dr. Anna Pou is a very skilled and compassionate “cancer care” surgeon who followed in her father’s footsteps by entering the practice of medicine. Like her father, Dr. Fred Pou, an internist for over 40 years in the New Orleans Ninth Ward, (the area most effected by Hurricane Katrina flooding), Dr. Pou is known as a patient oriented doctor, who frequently gives patients her cell phone number. Dr. Pou had returned to New Orleans to practice one year before Hurricane Katrina to rejoin her family and to make a difference in her native State.
Dr. Pou was one of the doctors trapped at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans who volunteered to stay during Hurricane Katrina and, as conditions at the hospital deteriorated, she was forced to deal with “end of life” issues for some acute care patients, while the government, at all levels, abandoned the doctors, patients and the citizens of New Orleans.