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Campus Address KB 417 Zip 0016
Phone  (205) 934-9086
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Medical School  University of Alabama School of Medicine    2002  MD 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2002  MSEP 
Graduate  Mayo Clinic    2003  General Surgery 
Residency  Mayo Clinic    2007  General Surgery 
Fellowship  Mayo Clinic    2008  Endocrine Surgery 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Primary  Surgery - General Surgery  Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. John R. Porterfield joined the UAB Department of Surgery in 2008, coming to us from the Mayo Clinic. He has since achieved Associate Professorship and additionally serves as our General Surgeyr Residency Program Director. A skilled instructor, with a gift for teaching, he has won numerous awards including UAB Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, UAB Department of Surgery from 2009-2011. He is a dedicated mentor to a group of UAB student researchers. Dr. Porterfield is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Association of Program Directors in Surgery where he is currently serving as a board member. Dr. Porterfield speaks nationally and internationally. He has authored 5 book chapters and contributed to 21 journal articles. His major research interest focuses on the refinement of clinical and biochemical diagnosis, imaging and treatment of disorders of the pancreas, adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands. He also has an education research interest focus, studying the changing paradigms in teaching resident surgeons in the era of advanced minimally invasive surgery, limited work hours and future technique and procedure credentialing.

Society Memberships
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Research/Clinical Interest
The refinement of clinical and boichemical diagnosis, imaging and treatment of disorders of the pancreas, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Selected Publications 
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Pancreas, General Surgery Residency, adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid.