Everett F. Porter, M.D.

Everett F. Porter, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 692
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4861

Professional Bio

Dr. Porter graduated from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and BioMedical Sciences in 2000. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2000, and further trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellow. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He has been on faculty at the University of Rochester since 2006.

Research Bio

Dr. Porter is interested in the clinical management and the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF is an incurable and invariably fatal illness, in which lung fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transformation and the pathologic development of fibroblast foci are believed to play critical roles. Myofibroblasts are believed to be the specialized cells responsible for collagen formation and the fibrotic destruction of alveolar lung units. The presence and numbers of fibroblast foci have been directly correlated with mortality in IPF. He is currently a recipient of a CTSI pilot proposal grant investigating novel cell-cell interactions responsible for myofibroblast activation, as well as attempting to identify novel biomarkers which can be used to monitor disease progression and response to therapy.

He is a previous recipient of a Kirchenstein NRSA grant investigating the role of Heat Shock Protein 70 as an anti-inflammatory agent in preventing myofibroblast activation.

Awards & Honors (National)

Phi Beta Kappa, Iota Chapter of Pennsylvania | Gettysburg College 1996

Awards & Honors (Local)

strong star - nominated by patient 2010
Highland Hospital Shining Example - nominated by colleague 2010
Strong Star 2009
Strong Star: nominated for clinical care by patient family | University of Rochester Medical Center 2008
Graduate Medical Education Committee. Peer nomination and election | University of Rochester Medical Center 2001 - 2003
Primary Care Externship Grant: 1998
James A. Gibson Anatomical Society | SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 1997
Medical School Deans Letter of Commendation | SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and BioMedical Sciences 1997 - 1999

Recent Journal Articles

E. Porter, MD, Z. Zhou, MD , D. Morse, MD and A.M.K. Choi, MD . Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. "Heat Shock Protein 70 and its Role in the Prevention of the Myofibroblast Phenotype and Lung Fibrosis." in preparation. . Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD) - Primary


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2000
BS | Biological Science | Gettysburg College1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care at Presbyterian University Hospital/UPMC06/30/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine06/30/2001 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine06/30/2000 - 06/30/2001