Paul Porter, MD, MBA

Medical Director

Portrait of Paul Porter
  • Medical School:
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency:
    Morristown Medical Center

Paul Porter, MD, MBA, received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ and his internal medicine residency at Dartmouth in NH. He received his master of business administration from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Porter’s academic and professional interests include digital health, healthcare reform, healthcare management and economics, military medicine, compliance, coding, marketing, operations and health insurance.

Dr. Porter serves as an Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine at Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine. As the Director of Special Projects & Telemedicine, a program he developed, Dr. Porter creates strategies and technology to lower cost, raise quality and digitally link care. Under his leadership, Rhode Island Hospital became the first hospital in the US to pilot Google Glass in an emergency department which was published in JAMA Dermatology this April.

In addition to his career working directly in emergency rooms, Dr. Porter served as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., Inc., where he led the Emergency Department Redesign Project to improve hospital diversion. He has been Director of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Inc., since September 2014.  He served as Medical Director for CVS Minute Clinics for the state of Rhode Island. He is a Colonel in the Army Reserves assigned to Walter Reed Medical Center.