Dr. Michael D. Poole, MD

Dr. Michael D. Poole, MD


Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) | Male | 66 years old

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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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in Pooler, GA |
Dr.Poole is amazing! I had a sensation that something was stuck in my throat and I have tried so many treatments until I spoke with Dr. Poole. He knew right away what was wrong, an issue with the acidity in the stomach. He prescribed treatment for a month and I felt great after that. He was great with our kids; they love him and the doggie, too, we are higly recommending Dr.Poole!!!!
in Nederland, Tx |
Loved him and his great bedside manner with our daughter.
in Savannah, GA |
RUN, don't walk. Nice guy, but completely misdiagnosed my child and recommended surgery that two other doctors said was unnecessary.
in Savannah, GA |
He was 2.5 hrs late to our appt which we were in time for. He was unapologetic about it. And charged us $800 half of which was covered in insurance for just a simple tounge tie. He is extremely over priced and rude for being so late. You would think he would discount some services to compensate for our wasted day. But nope. In fact he charges is $300 for a consult... What consult?! He was in he room under 5 minutes!
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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.

Dr. Poole's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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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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  • 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
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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