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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Matthew Kirby is board certified in otolaryngology, and treats all aspects of ear, nose, and throat problems, with particular interest in rhinology and sleep apnea. He is skilled in diagnosing and treating myriad problems of the upper airways and offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options based on a patient’s individual needs. Patient relationships are what make practicing medicine special to Dr. Kirby. “Working at Atlanta Institute for ENT gives me time to sit down with the patient and really get to know them, not just in terms of their immediate medical problem but as a person. This makes for a close physician – patient relationship, and keeps the lines of communication open.” He said. Dr. Kirby received his bachelor’s degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, graduating summa cum laude. He attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston for his medical degree, residency, and fellowship. Dr. Kirby has been certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology since 2006. Dr. Kirby is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He has been an officer of the Metro Atlanta Educational Society for Otolaryngology for two years, and is a current member of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Kirby also is on the medical advisory board of the Men’s Health and Wellness Center. A Dallas, Texas native, Dr. Kirby has enjoyed getting to know and call home the city of Atlanta. “Atlanta for me is a vibrant city with all the amenities of a major metropolis but still some of the small town charm,” he said. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Kirby spends time travelling to exotic locations. “My brother is the president of US Airways, which affords me the opportunity to travel all over the world. I’m also an avid hiker, so one of my most recent, memorable trips was to the summit of Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanzania.”
Verified Patient Reviews
Professional, thorough and efficient.
He was very personable. Staff was very pleasant.
Very knowledgeable and logical; great bedside manner; my daughter trusted him.
Dr. Kirby seemed knowledgeable of the issues going on with my ears and the concerns I have when flying. He was able to diagnose and prescribe something for me to remedy the issues, and if the problems persist, he requested that I visit him again to investigate the problem further.
He was very professional and knowledgeable . In addition, he gave me great suggestions as to how to properly clean my ears.
Both Doctor Kirby and his assistants were extremely knowledgeable and informative. Nothing but great things to say and they are definitely now my only ENT for the area!
Dr. Kirby was great! He has a very calm demeanor and was really friendly. He answered all of my questions and took time explaining everything to me. I would definitely recommend him!
Other than the wait, excellent job!
I had a good visit with audiologist Kimberly Lamb and a great conversation with Dr. Matthew Kirby. Both were willing to listen and helped repeat information I had trouble hearing the first time.
Dr Kirby and the nurses were very attentive and kind. They explained each step of the appointment and put me at ease.
Dr. Kirby is excellent every time I see him. I always have several questions, and he works through them quickly and clearly. I appreciate his professionalism and manner.
Dr. Matthew Kirby was great and very informative. I will recommend him to anyone that needs to see a ENT specialist. The Staff was also very polite. Thank you for your service.
As usual Dr. Kirby was very personable and informative. He answers all questions and makes sure you understand the answers. If you have an ENT issue I highly recommend Dr. Kirby!
he is very knowledgeable, exspained the three problems that i may encounter, thoroughly and how it should be treated. Very professional, knows his subjects.
It was a quick and easy appt. My kind of visit!
Quick and efficient. Felt slightly rushed, but still happy with his treatment. Always a pleasure .
Dr. Kirby took great time in explaining my problems due to an accident I had in Costa Rica that put me in the hospital for almost 8 days. He gave me great news about my perforated eardrum and Lineal bone that was cracked. He is very specific about my total recovery. I will see him in a month and look forward to totally recovering. Thank You Dr. Kirby!
Booking with Zocdoc couldn't have been easier and wait time was less than 5 minutes. No matter the health issue, Dr. Kirby gives you his undivided attention and care. He is simply the best.
I was pleased that he identified my symptoms quickly and had a recommended course of action to follow up on.
Very efficient, friendly and informative
Dr. Kirby was great!
Great medical care from Dr. Kirby as usual. Visit began at exactly on the minute appointment was scheduled
Dr. Kirby spent an appropriate amount of time asking and answering questions, addressed my concerns, and came up with a 'less is more' approach to resolving my issue, which was great!
My visit with Dr. Kirby went even better than I expected. I left very hopeful and relieved, He was very thorough and informative , I trust him.
Dr. Kirby did an excellent job of explaining the surgery in an understandable but not at all patronizing manner. He inspires confidence. Staff is great, particularly Ms. Santana.
He was quick, to the point and easy going. Perfect doctors visit in my book
This followup visit was excellent- friendly greeting; full explanation as to diagnosis, possible further treatment and overall professional manner. I was very pleased with Dr. Kirby.
Today I was a new patient to Dr. Kirby and this practice. I was warmly welcomed by all of the staff I encountered and was very impressed by the caring and professional tone of the office. When I met Dr. Kirby, it was clear he had taken the time to familiarize himself with my medical and health background and was fully prepared for this appointment. Since it is sometimes difficult to find a good match when you must change doctors, I was happy and relieved that I had found a doctor who would not only continue the level of care I had received from my previous physician but become a trusted adviser.
Very pleased.a. His evaluation was very thorough and I felt encouraged that his recommended course of treatment could be helpful.
Very knowledgeable. Explained everything and respected my intelligence and ability to understand. Office staff was professional and efficient.
Really knows his stuff! Asks appropriate questions and listens carefully to my answers. Makes certain of my current medications to check on possible drug interactions when prescribing any new medications. Combines a business like manner with a good dose of humanity.
High praises for Mathew Kirby, His was a life changing diagnosis. It's great to have my life back to normal and to be able to sleepZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Dr. Kirby was an excellent doctor. He answered all of my questions. He was very knowledgeable in all of the equipment he used. I would recommend him if someone had the same problems.
He was knowledgable and thourough. He has an apporpriate sense of urgency. I was recently diagnosied with thyroid cancer and he explained everything to me that I needed to know prior to going into surgery. I was disapointed that I was unable to schedule surgery while in the office, simply because I'm anxious to have it completed. The scheduler needs to find out the availibility of the hospital and should call me back in the next day or two. Perfectly logical reason.
Even though today was a semi-hard day, I was completely comforted by the care and attention to detail provided by Dr Kirby. It is not easy to relay or receive that someone in the entertainment industry is loosing their hearing. But Dr Kirby and the team offered me more than a few options that I can live with. Thank you! LNM
He was "too" professional. We think he should have taken more time to get to know my husband especially since he was a new patient to Dr. Kirby. Perhaps it was because it was a late afternoon appointment and he had had a really busy day.
Very professional, very clear , very courteous.
Had a plan of action and was open about my options and prognosis
Office was great getting us in. Nose bleed on my 4 year old autistic child that needed to be taken care of quickly. Worked through the referral challenge with insurance and got us in to be seen. Dr. Kirby was amazing with my son. Very patient, explained everything to him and made sure that he was safe and taken care of during the time he examined him as well as cauterized the bleed in both sides of his nose. Could not be happier with the care he was given!!
Had a post op appointment and everything went smooth. Dr Kirby answers all of your questions but at the same time manages to keep things moving. Was in and out of the office in 30 minutes. The office staff is also friendly and professional. Would recommend this office highly.
Dr. Kirby seemed to have a lot of head knowledge. He did not seem to be very compassionate. He did not seem to be a good listener. He seemed to down play the seriousness of my concerns. I have heard great things about the other Drs. in the office. I felt rushed. Dr. Kirby seemed to be dismissive when I expressed concerns.
He was great! Office was nice and helpful, and Dr Kirby answered all my questions. Very satisfied.
Excellent, to the point, great Physician.
Very personable and interested in what was going on.
Dr. Kirby is an excellent listener. After explaining the Incident, he asked questions to verify a proper diagnosis. He made a recommendation to resolve the problem. My wife had came to the office with me and he invited her in to explain his recommendations. This has been the best office call I have had and I am 88 years old. As the fisherman said, this is a keeper.
I sat down in the waiting room form maybe 5 minutes and my name was called. The nurse was awesome with a great personality. Dr. Kirby saw me directly after speaking with the nurse. He was awesome! He was professional and had a great bed side manner. I was in and out in no time.
Courteous and professional staff. Dr. Kirby was friendly, personable and informative.
Always informed and great doctor.
Received thorough and clear responses to all my concerns and questions. I also appreciated discussion regarding treatment alternatives- very professional and respectful- excellent physician
Dr Kirby addressed my concerns in an efficient manner. He performed the necessary test, used the scope to check out my vocal cords and address the issue of hoarsness. He was reassuring and informative in a kind and polite manner.
Dr. Kirby was great: thorough and helpful. I would definitely see him again, and would recommend him highly.
Very knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend him to others.
Dr. Kirby is very knowledgeable and has a great personality. He is also thorough. He takes the time to make you comfortable and to explain everything to you.
I was greatly satified with Dr. Kirby and his whole staff; I appreciated his medical advice.
We made appt the same morning we found him and by the end of appt we felt immediate relief-
I had a very good experience and can hear better now! Looking forward to my next appointment with Dr. Kirby and staff :)
I was worked in and had little waiting time and everyone was excellent, including the doctor.
Professional, knowledgable and precise.
He was extremely quick and did not want to have very much conversation. He answered my questions with short answers and mostly his back was to me while he was on the computer. He was not thorough in answering me. Specifically I could not get him to answer if my 11 yr old son will always need to be on this medication and why?!
Polite, professional and to the point. If you have questions he will take time to answer them thoroughly.
I'm a return patient to Dr Kirby for treatment - I feel very comfortable with him in taking care of whatever is needed - confident in his work - very knowledgeable with my situation
Awesome Doctor, always have a great experience at his office. Very thorough and takes the time to explain everything.
He's a great doctor!
Outstanding doctor - would recommend him to anybody.
Great person make you feel comfortable
I had an emergency and didn't have an appointment. In fact, I had never been to this office before. You better believe I'll go back, if I have another issue. They were able to squeeze me in and see me in less than 30 minutes. Dr. Kirby was quick and thorough. I highly recommend this office and Dr. Kirby in particular.
He seemed condescending to me. He was talking about rinsing versus misting for my nasal passage. When I didn't understand, he remarked: "I don't know why this isn't clear." Or words to that effect. He seemed quite knowledgeable.
Excellent!!!! Dr. Kirby & his staff were great with my 5 yr old son! Initially my son was nervous because he saw the chair which resembles a dentist chair but they made him feel comfortable. Dr. Kirby clearly explained the issues that my son is having so that I can understand & gave me the best advice to cure him.
Very nice and knowledgeable and understanding
Helpful and informative. First time with an ENT. Wish I had done this sooner.
My son is 2 and was comfortable the entire time! I needed and wanted a second opinion because i was concerned with my son not breathing at night. He understood my concerns right away. We were in and out of the room within minutes. And didnt have to wait long in the waiting room either. Im actually comfortable and have high confidence about him doing my sons surgery later this month.
I have been seen by Dr. Kirby for many years, I have found him to be prompt, professional, courteous, and caring. He treats all my family.
As alawys he is way cool and most informative about procedure..
Very impressed with this practice. Everyone is very pleasant and professional. I haven't had to wait longer than 5 minutes on any of my appointments.
Very informative and thorough
I really like him. If I change to another doctor it would be him I would go to.
Dr. Kirby was great and explained everything to me and I was impressed with his way of handling my problems and he was very thorough and I was really pleased with my visit. I highly recommend Dr. Kirby as an ENT physican
Dr. Kirby was came right it, got it done and was out. No messing around with that guy..
He was thorough and established a great treatment plan
Successful. Short and fixed the problem.
I was initially treated by Dr. Kirby for a nodule on my thyroid. He is a fantastic surgeon with wonderful bedside manner. Most recently I saw him regarding a silent reflux diagnosis. He is efficient, but makes sure to take time to answer any and all questions or concerns I might have.
I was impressed with everyone at the office, from the moment I walked in the door. Everyone treated me with respect, laughter, and care. It took Dr. Kirby about 2 minutes to figure out what was causing the surgeries I've had over the past two years not to be successful. I would highly recommend Dr. Kirby and the entire staff!
It was satisfactory
Awesome! Great Dr. Will Recommend to others!
Dr.Kirby is not my daughters regular ENT and today he did a fantastic job! He is straight to the point, caring, and understanding! Meeting a new doctor for a lot of parents can be nerve racking, as it was for myself but this doctor definitely showed me that there is absolutely nothing to be worried about! Thank you so much for the great job you guys to for my daughter and i! We will see you next month!
He is awesome..cool down to earth.. N knows his craft.. I have to have surgery. He said it will be painless n i will be okay. I will let y'all know..
Dr Kirby was precise and to the point. He answered any questions that I had. All in all I feel optimistic about everything
I should have gone to see him years ago.
He was so great... Explained everything and had the best bed side manner with our 9 year old daughter... We couldn't be happier!!
He is an awesome doctor and explains things so you can understand. He is not one of those rushed doctors that want to get you in and out in a hurry !!!
He is very professional and informative!
Dr. Kirby is very knowlegeable, yet does not act like he's not a human being. He's very good with both kids and adults.
Dr. Kirby was professional and supportive. He diagnosed my problem quickly and did a "procedure" which provided me with relief. The office staff and medical assistant are also friendly and willing to help in any way. I highly recommend Dr. Kirby for anyone looking for an ENT.
Love Dr. Kirby and Dr. Shaw. Very professional and great bedside manner.
Visit went well with Dr. Kirby, as always. He listens to your concerns and gives you the best approach to the care that you need. I suffer from sleep apnea, and don't like using my CPAP at night. Dr. Kirby is patient with me and always gives me ways to help my CPAP usage more comfortable. Highly recommend.
Wonderful Love Doctor Kirby My Child Has Been Seeing Him From 3 Months And She Is Now 3yrs Old
Very knowledgeable and made suggestions I really wasn't aware of. Was very nice and took great care of my son.
He spent less than 10 min with me. Was not friendly at all. Did not check my BP, pulse or listen to my chest even though my complaint was severe coughing that I have had for months.
Always feel he has my best interest at heart. He helps me understand my problem and is very reassuring. I think he is great.
Great!! 2??'s up
This was my first visit with Dr. Kirby and I liked him very much. I would definitely recommend him. He was friendly, courteous and thorough with my examination and seemed genuinely concerned about my well being.
As always, Dr. Kirby was great!
Dr. Kirby is very professional, thorough and allows for ample time to answer any questions or concerns. I was very pleased with the care and surgical outcome provided by Dr. Kirby and his wonderful staff!
My visit was great. From the ladies at the front desk up to meeting Dr. Kirby.. i was there no longer then 30 minutes, they had all of my paperwork that i did in ZocDoc. Amazing would recommend Dr Kirby to the world.
Very friendly and straight to the point.
He asked my mom how long she had Alzheimers?? You just don't do that!!! she doesn't think she even has it and gets upset when you indicate that she does. He could have just asked my sister the questions.
Once again it was good/great visiting w/Dr Kirby - it was a followup on a problem - listened to all my questions and answered right away - very comfortable with him
Dr. Kirby is wonderful; he and his staff are friendly, they ask great questions, answer all of my questions (with patience), and I always feel well cared for.
His professionalism is appreciated. And, he was friendly.
I am a repeat patient with Dr Kirby - and had an excellent visit with my problem today
Dr. Kirby was very professional and friendly. He explained my diagnosis and answered my questions patiently.
He's a great doctor, who knows what he's doing. This was my 2nd post op visit (which I may add he is a fantastic surgeon), and he clearly explained any maintenance I needed to do, as well as explaining my progress in healing.
It was perfectly fine. I was most frustrated with finding their office though! So I ended up finding another Dr. closer to Buckhead.
Great doctor with great bedside manner, however, the wait time left something to be desired.
I have seen Dr. Kirby for several years now. He is great, knowledgeable and thorough. His staff is helpful and friendly. All in all a great experience.
Dr. Kirby was very friendly and easily extracted my daughters ear wax. He was thorough in explaining her conditions. I look forward to the next appt.
Dr Kirby listened to my complaints and ailments and helped relieve the pain and pressure and advised on continuous care
The office personnel moved me thru the registration process with ease - the doctor was very detailed in explaining what he was going to do to help me with my problem - and what to expect - Made me feel at ease and comfortable
He answered my questions patiently and thoroughly. It shows he cares. That I appreciated very much.
was very helpful
Pleased with him. Disappointed with the wait.
Dr. Kirby is awesome. Knew exactly what my problem was, diagnosed it immediately, and took care of it. Excellent, knowledgeable, thorough, friendly, and he has a great nurse too. Overall great experience.
very impressed with this office staff and the providers... would highly recommend!
Dr. Kirby was very thorough and pin pointed my issue immediately. The staff as well as himself were very friendly.
The staff was friendly and courteous. We were 15 mins late but only waited 15 before we were seen. The office was very kid friendly and the Doctor was kind and explained everything thoroughly. I would highly recommend Dr. Kirby for adults or children who are in need of an ENT Specialist
Staff was friendly with smiles & everyone made me feel welcome/happy. Have told everyone about my visit & will continue to do so. Thanks!
I appreciate his bedside manner and his understanding and willingness to listen to me.
Everyone was so nice and efficient.
Dr Kirby was great. The audiologist was less great, tried a sales pitch on me when I clearly indicated where I would be purchasing hearing aids