Christopher C. Porter, MD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Paul S. Amos Chair
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Director, Cancer Predisposition Clinic
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Pediatric Hematologist
Pediatric Oncology
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Christopher C. Porter, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Porter is the inaugural Paul S. Amos Chair and also serves as the Director of the Cancer Predisposition Clinic at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is board certified in pediatric hematology/oncology. Prior to his arrival at Emory, he was on the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Porter is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds professional memberships with American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology and Children's Oncology Group. In 2017, he was selected to the Emory Medicine Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development Program.


Dr. Porter earned his MD from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, Georgia. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his post-doctoral training with fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and in biochemistry and molecular genetics, both at University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Dr. Porter's lab studies mechanisms of carcinogenesis and treatment resistance, with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies to improve the care of children with cancer.


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