ARTHUR T. PORTER, M.D., M.B.A.
Radiation and Oncology Care
Mr. Porter has served as the President and CEO of the Detroit Medical Centers since May 1999, a $1.6 billion health system with more than 14,000 employees, 3,000
physician organizations, eight hospitals, 100 ambulatory sites and a health plan; all of which were losing $100 million annually when he took over, but was brought within
budget in less than 2 years. Dr. Porter's extensive international health background includes medical practice, business and academic leadership positions in Canada, Europe, Africa and the United States.
After attending the University of Sierra Leone, he transferred to Cambridge University in England, where he
received his B.A. in anatomy in 1975, M.A. in natural sciences in 1978 and his Medical Degree in 1980. Later, Dr. Porter earned his M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee and Certificates in Medical
Management from Harvard University and the University of Toronto.
From 1991-99 he was Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center, President and CEO of
Radiation Oncology Research and Development Center, and Chief of the Gershenson Radiation Oncology Center at Harper Hospital. He has been President of University Radiation Oncology Physicians, P.C. since
1994; and was the Director of Clinical Care at the Karmanos Cancer Institute from 1995-98; Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Grace Hospital from 1993-99; Physician in Chief and President of DMC Crittenton
Health Services from 1996-99; and led the departments of radiation oncology at Victoria Hospital Corporation and London Regional Cancer Center in Ontario. He has also served as a visiting professor at
12 colleges, including the Universities of London (England), Michigan, Kentucky, Chicago, Rochester and Georgetown.
Amongst Dr. Porter's faculty appointments are Professor-with-Tenure and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine; Professor and Interim Chairman of the
Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Ohio; and has Hospital Privileges at 9 prestigious hospitals. He has received Certifications as Diplomate in Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy
from the Royal College of Radiologists in England, Specialist in Radiation Oncology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, and Diplomate in Health Care Administration from the American
Academy of Medicine Administrators. His name has been included in the Best Doctors in America for the past 10 years, Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association, Best Doctors in the
MidWest, Who's Who in Science and Technology, Who's Who in Medicine, Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who, International Who's Who in Medicine, Life Fellow of the International Biographical
Association, Commendation of the City of Detroit, Commendation of Wayne County, Commendation of the State of Michigan, and Michigander of the Year.
Professionally, he is a member of more than 24 Professional Societies including the Royal College of Radiologists (England), European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, American Medical
Association, National Cancer Institute, and American Hospital Association. Dr. Porter served as Presidents of the American Brachytherapy Society, American Cancer Society (Michigan Division and Great
Lake Division), American College of Oncology Administrators; and Chancellor, President and Chairman of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiation Oncology; and is currently on the Board of
Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute (USA). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, American College of Angiology, Detroit
Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Medical Administrators, American College of Radiation Oncology, and the American College of Radiology.