"The combination of an excellent hospital such as CHKD and an innovative medical school like EVMS has helped me achieve my goals in academic pediatric emergency medicine, providing the best care possible to the children of this area while training the next generation of physicians."
Dr. Michael Poirier
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical School: University of Alabama
Residency: University of Alabama
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati
Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia
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 to
the care of acutely ill children.
- Health care workers’ perspectives on fever
- Emergency department
- Pain control
- Non-invasive monitoring devices
management of patients in diabetic ketoacidosis
- All areas of pediatric emergency medicine
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
- American Academy of
Member Section on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Member Virginia Chapter
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
- Member Pediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group
American College of Emergency Physicians, Fellow
Southern Society for Pediatric Research
Medical Society of Virginia
Virginia Pediatric Society
Tidewater Pediatric Society
- Team Physician,
Oscar Smith High School
Poirier MP, Ford J, Ahlstedt S, Dolen WK. Use of thiocyanate elution to
estimate relative avidity of allergen specific IgE antibodies. Allergy Asthma
Poirier MP, Gonzalez del-Rey JA, McAneney CM, DiGiulio GA. Utility of
monitoring capnography, pulse oximetry and vital signs in the detection of
airway mishaps: A hyperoxemic animal model. Am J Emerg Med. 1998;16:350-352.
Poirier MP, Davis PH, Gonzalez del-Rey JA, Monroe KW. Pediatric emergency
nurses’perspectives on fever in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2000;16:9-12.
Gonzalez del-Rey JA, Poirier MP, DiGiulio GA. Evaluation of an ambu-bag-valve
with a self-contained, colorimetric end-tidal CO2 system in the detection of
airway mishaps: An animal trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2000;16:121-123.
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).
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).
Brennen DFP, Barnes-Eley M, Poirier MP. Parental knowledge of disaster preparedness
in schools. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health.
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).