Paul E. Porter is vice president, Physician Practice Plan at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. In this role, he is responsible for the business practices of the Hosptial Center's ambulatory clinics and oversees credentialing and other medical staff functions of the Department of Medical Affairs. He is also responsible, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, for coordinating the strategic development of new ambulatory care programs and the development of a physician practice plan model to integrate with MedStar system strategic plans. Prior to his current position at the Hospital Center, Mr. Porter served as a Consultant to its Department of Medical Affairs.
Porter's 25 years of health care experience include roles as president/CEO of Nexus Health, vice president for Corporate Planning and Development with the Greater Southeast Healthcare System in Washington, D.C., vice president for Corporate Systems Development at the Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., and director of Project Review and Systems Evaluation for the Health Systems Agency of Western New York, Inc. His achievements included the creation of a system-wide affiliate program with local community and university hospitals, as well as leading the development of a downtown medical center campus that included a medical hotel, a 10-story outpatient medical complex, and a jointly sponsored clinical immunology research center with the Rosewell Park Cancer Institute.
In addition, Mr. Porter served as an instructor in the Department of Sociology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and as a research assistant at the Lakes Areas Regional Medical Program.
Active with professional and community boards and committees, Porter has served on the American Hospital Association's Regional Policy Board, the board of directors of the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute, and the Maryland Hospital Association Council on Financial Policy.
Mr. Porter holds a master's degree in sociology from Saint Louis University, where he was a National Defense Education Act Title IV fellow, and a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from Canisius College.