Laura Porterfield, MD
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 Assistant 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.
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.