(West Chester, PA) - The Chester County Hospital and Health System is pleased to welcome breast surgeon Catherine Porter, DO. Dr. Porter, an accomplished surgeon who specializes in breast cancer patients, joins fellow breast surgeons Dr. Pamela Scott and Dr. Catherine Plzak at The Women's Specialty Center at the Chester County Hospital.
For Dr. Porter, coming to the Chester County Hospital means coming home. Dr. Porter was born at and later served as a candy striper for the same hospital that she now returns to as a Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon.
This local talent attended St. Agnes School and Henderson High School before studying at Delaware County Community College and completing her undergraduate degree in microbiology at Humboldt State University in California.
Dr. Porter returned to the area to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, interned at Christiana Hospital in Delaware and completed her surgical residency at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. She then earned a surgical fellowship in Breast Oncology at Stanford University in California, where she received specialty training in treating breast cancer and high risk populations.
Dr. Porter has also served her country as a member of the AmeriCorps, where she was stationed in Denver. She has a husband and two young children and is happy to have returned to the West Chester area to become a part of The Women's Specialty Center.
Dr. Porter takes a multidisciplinary team approach to treating breast cancer, which complements the compassionate care practiced at the Women's Specialty Center at the Chester County Hospital. Under her care, women will have access to the diagnosis and treatment and follow up of breast conditions in a personalized setting. The Women's Specialty Center was conceived, designed and developed by women for women. At the Center they will be provided with timely scheduling, consultation, diagnosis, and surgery, if needed.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Porter or to learn more, visit ChesterCountyHospital.org or call 610.423.4556.