Laura Porterfield, MD

Dr. Porterfield is a Clinical Assistant Professor in UTMB's Department of Family Medicine. She is passionate about preventative medicine, caring for the underserved, and global health, and has as strong interest in the impact that vaccines can have worldwide. In addition to having lived all over the world, she has been active in outreach and global health organizations since early in her medical school career. She served as a member of the board of Servants to Asia's Urban Poor and has volunteered on medical mission trips to many underserved communities, including ones in Cambodia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Mexico. 

Dr. Porterfield joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2014 after completing her residency with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She earned a bachelor's of arts from Wheaton College and a doctor of medicine from Baylor College of Medicine.

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