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David Porter

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist

Over the years, Dr. David Porter has taken every opportunity to learn about foot and ankle injuries and to share what he learns through publications, presentations and conversations with patients.

Dr. Porter serves as a peer reviewer for national and international medical journals. He builds his own strength and agility by exercising and playing golf. Dr. Porter is also actively involved in the Indianapolis community and local charities. A native of Madisonville, Kentucky, he and his wife, Theresa M. Porter, MD, are the proud parents of two daughters.

Areas of Focus

Ankle Arthroscopy | Achilles Rupture | Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture | Lateral Ankle Reconstruction | Navicular Stress Fracture

Research & Publications

  • Author, Baxter’s The Foot and Ankle in Sport textbook, 2008
  • Serves as a peer reviewer for several national and international medical journals
  • 40+ articles published on sports-related topics in areas of foot and ankle

Education

  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Internship
  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio – Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research, Houston, Texas – Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Positions

  • American College of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Member
  • Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Services, Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program, 1997
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society
  • Forté Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation, Founding President and Board Member 2005
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, 2002

Awards

  • Indiana State Medical Association Commission on Sports Medicine, Team Physician Award, 2013
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Academic Achievement Award, 1992
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association 9th Annual Meeting, Residents Research Award Finalist, 1991
  • National Dean’s List Phi Society (Phi Beta Kappa), magna cum laude
  • Orthopedic Review, Resident’s Paper Award Finalist, 1992
  • Street and Smith’s Sports Business Daily Journal, Leading Specialist in Foot and Ankle Recognition, 2012
  • Wright State University Orthopedics, Hobart Klaaren Basic Science Award Winner, 1993
Quote
There’s nothing better than providing care to a patient and having them come back and say, “I no longer have pain!” It’s thrilling to see a patient get back to what they want to do
David A Porter, MD, PhD

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For Improved Patient Outcomes, Research Matters

Some treatment aspects turn out to be more helpful than originally thought; others prove less helpful than intended, Dr. David Porter explains. Follow-up research is the key to learning the […]

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Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Physician Named New Colts Head Team Physician

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