Elainee Poling, M.D.

P. Elainee Poling, M.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Elainee Poling is a family physician in the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine. She cares for patients at the Chelsea Health Center where she enjoys helping all patients achieve their best health through every stage of life, from newborn to elderly. She especially enjoys caring for pregnant patients and newborns during birth at U-M's Von Voightlander Women's Hospital. Dr. Poling graduated from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (2018) and completed residency training at the University of Michigan where she was Co-Chief Resident (2021). Dr. Poling was selected into the Medical Education Scholars Program to build upon her skills and passion for medical education and teaching. In her free time, Dr. Poling spends time with her family and dogs, enjoying all the seasonal activities that Michigan has to offer (camping, kayaking, skiing, and more), as well as a variety of sports and fitness activities (running, group classes, pickleball, and learning to golf).


Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests
  • Lifestyle and Preventive Medicine
  • Patient and Community Health Education
  • Prenatal, Obstetric, and Newborn care
  • Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
  • Primary Care Office Procedures (including IUDs and contraceptive implants, as well as skin procedures)


Research Interests
  • Resident and medical student educational development
  • Transition from student to resident primary care provider
  • Wellness in academic medicine



Professional Organizations
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  •  American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
  • University of Michigan Medical School Academy of Medical Educators


Medical School
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Mich., 2018
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2021


14700 East Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118