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Catherine M. Porter, DO

Catherine M. Porter, DO Physician

Chair of Breast Health Program at Chester County Hospital Clinical Associate of Surgery

Dr. Porter is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Catherine M. Porter

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's issue in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disorders
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Christiana Care Health System
Residency: Cooper University Hospital
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Breast Surgeons, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Association of Women Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Porter is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Choy N, Lipson J, Kieryn A, Porter C, Pal S, Ikeda D, Trinh L, Ozawa M, Wheeler A, Allison K, Jensen K, Wapnir I.: Initial Results with Black Ink Tattooing of Biopsied Lymph Nodes. 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Las Vegas, NV : 2014.

Porter C, Morrison D, Wapnir I.: The Fate of DCIS after Neoadjuvant Treatment for Invasive Breast Cancer. 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Chicago, IL : 2013.

Porter CM, Debesa O, Vito K, Gerber DR.: The Association of Myocardial Infarction and Blood Transfusion among Vascular Surgery Patients. 13th Annual Resident Research Day. Cooper University Hospital : 2011.

Aghai ZH, Saslow JG, Meniru C, Porter C, Eydelman R, Bhat V, Stahl G, Sannoh S, Pyon K, Hewitt C, Bhandari V.: High-mobility group box-1 protein in tracheal aspirates from premature infants: relationship with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and steroid therapy. J Perinatol. 30 (9): 610-615,2010.

Porter CM, Debesa O, Vito K, Gerber DR.: The Association of Myocardial Infarction and Blood Transfusion among Vascular Surgery Patients. 18th Annual Camishion Research Contest. Cooper University Hospital : 2010.

Kumar S, Porter C, Hager, E et al.: Modified Eversion Carotid Endartectomy. 37th Annual Meeting Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, AZ : 2010.

Kumar S, Porter CM, Hager E, Alexander JB, Carabasi RA, Carpenter JC, Lombardi JV.: Modified Eversion Carotid Endartectomy 12th Annual Resident Research Day. Cooper University Hospital : 2010.

Porter CM, Athar MK, Vito K, Hunter K, Gerber DR.: Association of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation with Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion in a Surgical Population. Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Congress, Miami Beach, FL : 2010.

Porter CM, Athar MK, Vito K, Hunter K, Gerber DR.: Association of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation with Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion in a Surgical Population. 17th Annual Camishion Research Contest. Cooper University Hospital : 2009.

Porter CM, Athar MK, Vito K, Hunter K, Gerber DR.: Association of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation with Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion in a Surgical Population. 11th Annual Resident Research Day. Cooper University Hospital : 2009.

Academic Contact Info

Women's Specialty Center
915 Old Fern Hill Road
Building D, Suite 503

West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 423-4556
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)