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Neil C. Porter, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

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Additional Title:

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Education and Training

1982-1986    Medical education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

1991-1994    Residency in Neurology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1994-1995    Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at The University of Maryland School of Medicine


Dr. Neil Porter is a board certified neurologist who subspecalizes in clinical neurophysiology.  His major research interests include the identification of novel proteins responsible for muscular dystorphy, the improvement of motor recovery following traumatic nerve injury, and the use of bioinformatics to identify novel environmental influences on medical conditions. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Muscular Dystrophy, Neuromusclar disorders

Highlighted Publications

Diaz-Abad M, Porter NC.   Rapidly worsening bulbar symptoms in a patient with spinobulbar muscular atrophy. Neurology International. 2013 Dec;5(4):e21 PMID: 24416485


Reed PW, Corse AM, Porter NC, Flanigan KM, Bloch RJ.  Abnormal expression of mu-crystallin in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Experimental Neurology. 2007 Jun;205(2):583-6 PMID: 17451686


Reed P, Porter NC, Strong J, Pumplin DW, Corse AM, Luther PW, Flanigan KM, Bloch RJ. Sarcolemmal reorganization in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Annals of Neurology. 2006 Feb;59(2):289-97 PMID: 16437580