Dr. Michael D. Poole, MD

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Dr. Michael D. Poole, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) | Male

Georgia Ear Nose and Throat Specialists 5356 Reynolds St Ste 505, Savannah, GA 31405 Get Directions
(912) 356-1515

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Michael D. "Mike" Poole is Southeast Georgia's only dedicated pediatric otolaryngologist. He joined Georgia Ear in 2005, leaving the University...   Read More

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
      • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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      • Otolaryngology

      Conditions Treated

      • Abscess
      • Acute Laryngitis
      • Acute Sinusitis
      • Acute Tonsillitis
      • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Allergic Rhinitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Nose
      • Cancer
      • Cholesteatoma
      • Chronic Adenoid Infection
      • Chronic Laryngitis
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • Chronic Tonsillitis
      • Cleft Palate
      • Conductive Hearing Loss
      • Cough
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Deafness
      • Deviated Septum
      • Dizziness
      • Dysphagia
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Disorders
      • Earwax Buildup
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • ENT Cancer
      • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
      • Facial Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
      • Headache
      • Laryngitis
      • Larynx Conditions
      • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
      • Nosebleed
      • Otitis Media
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Perforated Eardrum
      • Peritonsillar Abscess
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
      • Sinusitis
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Throat Pain
      • Tongue-Tie
      • Tonsillitis
      • Vertigo
      • Vocal Cord Nodule
      • Vocal Cord Paralysis

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
      • Adenoidectomy
      • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
      • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
      • Cochlear Implant Insertion
      • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • ENT Surgery
      • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
      • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
      • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
      • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
      • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Sinus Surgery
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tonsillectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
      • Wound Repair

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

        Graduated in 1981

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of North Carolina Hospitals

        Completed in 1982

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of North Carolina Hospitals

        Completed in 1986

      • Undergraduate School
        Auburn University

        Graduated in 1971

        Fort Bragg

        Graduated in 1975

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
      • Board certified in Otolaryngology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Michael D. "Mike" Poole is Southeast Georgia's only dedicated pediatric otolaryngologist. He joined Georgia Ear in 2005, leaving the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where he served as Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and as Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Prior to that he served as an associate professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Poole received his M.D. degree and completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) where he also completed a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology/Immunology. He received UNC's Kuno Award and the Leary Award: The top awards for research in each graduating medical school class. Dr. Poole attended Auburn University on an athletic scholarship (Basketball).Dr. Poole has a long standing clinical and research interest in ENT infections and issues related to antibiotic resistance. As the only ENT physician in the U.S. with a doctorate in microbiology, he is generally considered his specialty's top expert in antibiotic treatment of ENT infections, and he has authored or co-authored several national and international guidelines concerning treatment of sinus and ear infections. He also has a long-standing interest in sleep apnea and snoring, having authored the first ENT textbook chapters on pediatric sleep apnea. He has published over 100 articles, abstracts, and chapters; and he has delivered over 1000 invited lectures to national and international audiences. Dr. Poole has received awards for teaching students and residents at the Universities of Florida and Texas, as well as here in Savannah. He has been listed, since 2002, by Castle Connolly, Inc., as a "Top Doctor" in the U.S.; as one of "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. (2003 - 2010), and is the only pediatric otolaryngologist recognized as a Best Doctor by Savannah Magazine. He has received the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award and Honor Award.Dr. Poole is a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, having spent 4 years on active duty, and 20 years in the Army Reserves. Drafted at the end of the Vietnam war, he graduated first in his Basic Training Battalion and in his Infantry Officer Candidate School (OCS) class. After airborne training he was an honor graduate in his Ranger class and subsequently served in the 82nd Airborne Division where he received the Ft. Bragg Outstanding Junior Officer Award. After finished his medical training he served in various medical command and staff positions.Dr. Poole's current interests include antibiotic resistance detection, computer databases, web-based information systems, and all things electronic. He resides on Dutch Island in Savannah, where he enjoys cycling and water activities.