Dr. Michael Poole, MD

Dr. Michael Poole, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Michael Poole, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Savannah, GA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill in 1981 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

5356 Reynolds St Ste 505

Savannah, GA 31405

Contact Information

(912) 356-1515

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Otitis Media
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Poole's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Poole "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."


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2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

57  Conditions Treated


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28  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Fort Bragg
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of North Carolina Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of North Carolina Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poole to family and friends
23 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Poole's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

The Best of the Best! We have a special needs son that he has cared for for over 10 years. No one else was familiar with his syndrome or capable of caring for his unique needs. We started care at Harvard Medical, which was exemplary. Dr. Poole is a great or better. Yes, sometimes the office runs...more
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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...more
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Loved him and his great bedside manner with our daughter.
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RUN, don't walk. Nice guy, but completely misdiagnosed my child and recommended surgery that two other doctors said was unnecessary.
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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...more
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