Michele Hargreaves, MD


Dr. Hargreaves was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from the Isidore Newman High School. She then attended college at Stanford University in California. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology with honors, completing a research project in molecular biology and genetics.

After college, Dr. Hargreaves attended medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She then moved to Minneapolis to complete an otolaryngology residency at the University of Minnesota. During her residency, Dr. Hargreaves won the TAP Book Award, selected by the ENT faculty for her outstanding clinical performance. In addition, she received the Paparella Otologic Award for excellence in otologic research, and was awarded a competitive CORE committee research grant from the American Rhinologic Society. During her time in Minnesota, she also obtained an MBA with a concentration in healthcare finance.

Following her residency, she was selected for a two year fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh, consistently ranked within the top five ENT departments in the nation. Here she honed her clinical and surgical skills, becoming an expert at medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the ear. Dr. Hargreaves has co-authored several book chapters, and has published original research in numerous medical journals. She has also lectured at local, regional, and national meetings, and has served on the Women in Otolaryngology Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

After completing her medical training, Dr. Hargreaves moved south to be near her family and to enjoy Florida’s warm climate and natural beauty. After practicing in Gainesville for seven years, she joined ENT Specialists of North Florida in August of 2014 and specializes in disorders of the ear. As a board certified neurotologist, Dr. Hargreaves can offer comprehensive treatment for hearing loss, dizziness, balance disorders, chronic ear infections, as well as other otologic problems. She has expertise above and beyond a general otolaryngologist in diagnosing and treating otologic conditions, and performs a range of specialized procedures including stapedectomy, revision surgery for chronic ear disease, and cochlear implantation. Dr. Hargreaves also works closely with audiologists to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Dr. Hargreaves is a compassionate, dedicated physician who takes the time to listen to her patients, and understands the significant impact that hearing and balance disorders can have on a patient’s quality of life. She is committed to providing the best possible care for her patients, realizing that the best outcomes are obtained when the patient is empowered to take an active role in his or her treatment.

In her spare time, Dr. Hargreaves is an experienced SCUBA diver, having traveled as far as the Indian Ocean to dive with whale sharks and manta rays. Dr. Hargreaves is married to a Navy veteran, and she and her husband have a young son.