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Michael P. Poirier, MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • All areas of pediatric emergency medicine

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.668.7000

    • Office Location:
    • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • University of Alabama

    • Residency:
    • University of Alabama

    • Fellowship(s):
    • University of Cincinnati

      Medical College of Georgia

    • Board Certification(s):
    • American Board of Pediatrics

      Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    • Affiliation(s):
    • Research Interests:
      • Health care workers’ perspectives on fever

      • Emergency department utilization

      • Pain control

      • Non-invasive monitoring devices

      • Initial management of patients in diabetic ketoacidosis

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
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    • Bio:
    • Dr. Poirier has been at CHKD since 1996 and is involved with medical education at CHKD, having served as the fellowship director of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program.

      Dr. Poirier is also involved in all levels of education of students, residents and fellows and has numerous publications pertaining tothe care of acutely ill children.

Selected Publications

Qureshi F, Zaritsky A, Poirier MP. Comparative efficacy of oral dexamethasone versus oral prednisone in acute pediatric asthma. J Pediatr. 2001;139:20-26.

Poirier MP, Pruitt CW. Factors used by pediatric emergency fellowship program directors to select their fellows. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2003;19:157-161.

Maniktala A, Pruitt CW, Poirier MP. Deaths In a Non-Trauma Center Pediatric Emergency Department: A Ten-Year Experience. Internet Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2004; Volume 1 Number 2.

Poirier MP, Greer DG, Satin-Smith MS. A prospective study of the benefits of the “two bag”system in diabetic ketoacidosis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2004;43:809-813.

Huang CJ, Poirier MP, Cantwell JR, Ermis PA, Isaacman DJ. Prudent layperson definition of a pediatric emergent medical condition. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006;45:149-156.

Schobitz ES, Schmidt JM, Poirier MP. Biologic and Chemical Terrorism in Children: An Assessment of Residents' Knowledge. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008;47:267-270 .

Brennen DFP, Barnes-Eley M, Poirier MP. Parental knowledge of disaster preparedness in schools. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health. 2009;2:3:405-414.

Allen K, Brennen DFP, Poirier MP. Preparing public school personnel to effectively respond to a large-scale crisis: Evaluation of an emergency management training. Journal of Emergency Management. 2010;8:21-33.

Poirier MP, Collins EP, McGuire E. Fever phobia, A survey of caregivers of children seen in a pediatric emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010;9:530-534

Honors & Awards

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014

  • Top Doctors, Hampton Roads Magazine, 2013

  • Best Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Hampton Roads Magazine, 2004

  • Finalist: James W. Hayes Faculty Teaching Award, EVMS, 1998