Alyx B. Porter, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

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.

  • 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 Subspecialities
  2. 2009
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2021 Top Performing Provider Recognition AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  2. 2021
    2020 Top Provider Recognition AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  3. 2021
    2021 NomineeWomen Leaders in Oncology
  4. 2021
    Robert D. Zimmerman Award, Best PaperEastern Neuroradiological Society
  5. 2020
    Healthcare Hero Philanthropic ChampionPhoenix Business Journal
  6. 2020
    Stanley Gore Lectureship in Neuro-OncologyNorthShore University Health System
  7. 2020
    2020 Women in NeuroOncology Mid-Career Exemplary Physician AwardSociety for Neuro-Oncology
  8. 2020
    2020 Anne B. Young Diversity Scholar AwardMassachusetts General Hospital
  9. 2020
    2020 Dean's Recognition Award for Diversity and InclusionMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2020
    2019 Top Provider Recognition AwardOffice of Mayo Clinic Experience, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  11. 2018
    Phoenix Rising Outstanding Alumnae AwardSpelman College
  12. 2018
    Health Careers Program Distinguished Alumnae AwardSpelman College
  13. 2018
    Diversity Leadership ProgramAmerican Academy of Neurology
  14. 2017
    Alyx B. Porter Umphrey MD Scholarships 2017Spelman College
  15. 2013
    Physician RepresentativeService Excellence Day, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  16. 2011
    Excellence in Clinical Investigation AwardCancer Clinical Research Unit, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  17. 2007
    Henry W. Woltman AwardDepartment of Neurology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  18. 2007
    Palatucci Advocacy and Leadership ProgramAmerican Academy of Neurology
  19. 2006
    Mayo International Health Program ScholarshipMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  20. 2006
    Minority Scholars AwardAmerican Neurological Association
  21. 2003
    Matthew T. Moore Prize in NeurologyTemple University School of Medicine
  22. 2001
    Community Service AwardTemple University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - 2026
    Scientific Advisory BoardLeeds Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre, University of Leeds, UK
  2. 2021 - present
    Board MemberAmerican Brain Foundation
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  5. 2021 - present
    ChairOutpatient Practice Subcommittee - Arizona, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  6. 2021 - present
    MemberOutpatient Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team
  7. 2021 - present
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  8. 2019 - 2021
    Appointed MemberPipeline Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  9. 2018 - present
    Co-ChairCentral Nervous System Disease Group, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  10. 2018 - 2021
    ConsultantHealth Glioblastoma Studies, Syneos Health
  11. 2018 - present
    Elected FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  12. 2018 - present
    Founder and Co-ChairWomen in Neuro-Oncology, Society for Neuro-Oncology
  13. 2018 - present
    Vice ChairDiversity Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  14. 2018 - present
    Vice ChairDiversity Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  15. 2018 - 2020
    MemberData Safety Monitoring Board, Syneos Health
  16. 2017 - present
    MemberDiversity Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  17. 2017 - 2020
    MemberProfessionalism Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  18. 2017
    ReviewerNeuro-Oncology Abstracts, 2018 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  19. 2017 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  20. 2017 - present
    MemberPatient Engagement Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  21. 2017 - present
    MentorWilliam Worrall Mayo Scholar, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  22. 2017 - present
    DirectorUndergraduate Pipeline Program (UPS), Mayo Medical School - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  23. 2013 - present
    Associate MemberNeuro-Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  24. 2010 - 2012
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  25. 2010 - present
    MemberDiversity Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  26. 2008 - 2017
    Inaugural Division ChiefDivision of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  27. 2008 - 2017
    DirectorCNS Tumor Board, Division of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  28. 2008 - 2017
    ChairNeuro Onc DWG, Division of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  29. 2008 - 2012
    MemberNeuroscience Discipline Oriented Group (DOG), Department of Neurology
  30. 2008 - 2011
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  31. 2008
    CreatorDivision of Neurooncology, Department of Neurology
  32. 2008 - present
    ChairNeuro-Oncology Discipline Oriented Group (DOG), Department of Neurology
  33. 2008 - present
    MemberArizona Chapter, National Medical Association
  34. 2007 - present
    Advisory Board MemberAAN.com, American Academy of Neurology
  35. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  36. 2006 - 2008
    Junior MemberNational Medical Association
  37. 2006 - present
    Junior MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology
  38. 2005 - 2007
    Resident RepresentativeCurriculum Committee, Department of Neurology
  39. 2005 - 2006
    Neurology RepresentativeMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  40. 2004 - present
    Junior MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  41. 2003 - present
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  42. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

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