Alyx B. Porter, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Alyx B. Porter, M.D., is a neurologist with subspecialty certification in neuro-oncology. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Benign tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Brain metastases
  • Neurological complications of systemic cancer and cancer treatment

Her research interests include improving the quality of life for patients with glioblastoma as well as furthering the understanding of gliomagenesis and patterns of recurrence.

Dr. Porter is part of the faculty for the Communication in Healthcare course for other physicians and is the director of the Cultural Humility Course for Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Arizona.

  1. Acoustic neuroma
  2. Astrocytoma
  3. Benign nervous system tumor
  4. Brain cancer
  5. Brain metastases
  6. Brain tumor
  7. Chordoma
  8. Choroid plexus papilloma
  9. Ependymoma
  10. Glioblastoma
  11. Glioma
  12. Meningioma
  13. Neurofibroma
  14. Neurofibromatosis
  15. Oligodendroglioma
  16. Peripheral nerve tumors
  17. Pituitary tumor
  18. Spinal cord tumor
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Malignancies of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Neurologic complications from systemic malignancies and their treatment
  1. 2008
    Fellow - Neuro-OncologyNeurology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2007
    Residency - NeurologyNeurology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2004
    Internship - Internal MedicinePreliminary Internal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2003
    MDTemple University School of Medicine
  5. 1999
    BA - English, Minor in BiochemistrySpelman College

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Neuro-OncologyUnited Council of Neurologic Specialties
  2. 2009
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Physician RepresentativeService Excellence Day, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  2. 2011
    Excellence in Clinical Investigation AwardCancer Clinical Research Unit, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  3. 2007
    Henry W. Woltman AwardDepartment of Neurology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2006
    Mayo International Health Program ScholarshipMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2006
    Minority Scholars AwardAmerican Neurological Association
  6. 2003
    Matthew T. Moore Prize in NeurologyTemple University School of Medicine
  7. 2001
    Community Service AwardTemple University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2018
    Co-ChairBiologic and Clinical Discoveries in Neuro-Oncology, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberDiversity Leadership Program, American Academy of Neurology
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberDiversity Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  4. 2017
    ReviewerNeuro-Oncology Abstracts, 2018 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberProfessionalism Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  6. 2017 - present
    DirectorPipeline Programs, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  8. 2017 - present
    MemberPatient Engagement Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  9. 2017 - present
    MentorWilliam Worrall Mayo Scholar, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  10. 2013 - present
    Associate MemberNeuro-Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  11. 2010 - 2012
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  12. 2010 - present
    MemberDiversity Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  13. 2008 - 2017
    Inaugural Division ChiefDivision of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  14. 2008 - 2017
    DirectorCNS Tumor Board, Division of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  15. 2008 - 2017
    ChairNeuro Onc DWG, Division of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  16. 2008 - 2012
    MemberNeuroscience Discipline Oriented Group (DOG), Department of Neurology
  17. 2008 - 2011
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  18. 2008
    CreatorDivision of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  19. 2008 - present
    ChairNeuro-Oncology Discipline Oriented Group (DOG), Department of Neurology
  20. 2007
    LobbyistNeurology on the Hill, American Academy of Neurology
  21. 2007
    ParticipantPalatucci Advocacy and Leadership Program, American Academy of Neurology
  22. 2007 - present
    Advisory Board MemberAAN.com, American Academy of Neurology
  23. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  24. 2006 - present
    Junior MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology
  25. 2006 - present
    Junior MemberNational Medical Association
  26. 2005 - 2007
    Resident RepresentativeCurriculum Committee, Department of Neurology
  27. 2005 - 2006
    Neurology RepresentativeMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  28. 2004 - present
    Junior MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  29. 2003 - present
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  30. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
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Research activities

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