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Dr. Chris Porter

Christopher R. Porter, MD


Dr. Christopher R. Porter, MD, a distinguished figure in the field of Urology, has made significant contributions to the domain throughout his illustrious career. He serves as the Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Washington and holds pivotal roles at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) as the Director of Urologic Oncology and Fellowship Director in Urologic Oncology. Additionally, he is the Medical Director for Research for VMFH. His academic journey saw him graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in Microbiology and Philosophy, followed by earning his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago. His surgical training in urology was completed at Brown, and he further specialized with a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

During his fellowship, Dr. Porter collaborated closely with Dr. Fair, exploring innovative methods for prostate cancer detection. This research ignited his interest in prostate cancer imaging, subsequently leading him to participate and chair the Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Committee at the AUA.

After his Fellowship, Dr. Porter joined the faculty at Georgetown, later relocating to Seattle in 2002 to join the faculty at Virginia Mason. His enduring passion for research is evident through his authorship of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, primarily focusing on prostate cancer, diagnostic imaging, and testicular cancer. His commendable work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, such as the AUA Leadership Award and the Outstanding Service Award at the Western Section AUA. He also held the position of Western Section President and has been a proud AUA member since 1999.

In a delightful turn of personal and professional journey, Dr. Porter has made his home on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he not only indulges in his love for sailing but also serves as a boat captain. His expertise in Urology has found a new avenue at Alii Health Center, where he has recently joined as their newest urologist. Balancing a rich professional life with a vibrant personal life, Dr. Porter continues to navigate through his career and hobbies with equal passion and dedication, contributing to healthcare while also enjoying the serene and adventurous sailing experiences that Hawaii offers.

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