Dr. Michael Poirier

(757) 668-9247
Board Certifications

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


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 to the care of acutely ill children.

Research Areas
  • Health care workers’ perspectives on fever
  • Emergency department utilization
  • Pain control
  • Non-invasive monitoring devices
  • Initial management of patients in diabetic ketoacidosis
Clinical Interests
  • All areas of pediatric emergency medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2022
  • Top Doctors, Hampton Roads Magazine, 2013
  • Best Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Hampton Roads Magazine, 2004
  • Finalist: James W. Hayes Faculty Teaching Award, EVMS, 1998
Community Involvement
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • 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
A Note From Dr. Poirier

"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."

Selected Publications
  • Dr. Poirier's published research can be viewed at PubMed