Laura Porterfield, MD, MPH

Associate Professor,
Medical Director - Island East
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

Dr. Porterfield joined UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine in August of 2014. She is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, is the Medical Director of the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East and is the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Porterfield earned a Doctor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program with a concentration in Behavioral Medicine.  In 2023, Dr. Porterfield completed her Master's in Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  

Dr. Porterfield has lived all over the world, from Latin America to parts of Asia, and her interests include tropical medicine, international health, holistic care, behavioral and integrative medicine, women’s health, and preventative medicine.  Dr. Porterfield chose family medicine because she enjoys the challenge of caring for people across the full spectrum of life-stages with their various health needs and because she believes in the importance in caring for the whole person, whole families, and whole communities. 

Laura Porterfield, MD

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:


Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After Hours
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