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About Doctor David Porter

Dr. Porter is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in sports medicine issues such as knee and shoulder pain. He earned his medical degree at Rutgers Medical School. From there, he went on to become the Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Porter expanded his knowledge in the field further by completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. During his fellowship, Dr. Porter focused on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of sports-related injuries. Throughout his career he has worked with numerous athletic teams, most notably the NHL Florida Panthers, the NBA Heat and the NFL Miami Dolphins. After living in Miami, Dr. Porter moved back to Manhattan where he now practices in Northern New Jersey, and operates at multiple hospitals.

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Dr. Porter’s admiration for research and knowledge in the orthopedic surgery community is highlighted through his participation in several research studies, which includes various articles and book chapters on elbow, shoulder, and knee conditions. His articles have been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Arthroplasty, HHS Journal, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine with topics including arthroscopic procedures and clavicle fracture repair. 

Dr. Porter’s philosophy on patient care is that every patient should be treated uniquely, with each patient having a custom treatment plan. Dr. Porter believes all conservative options should be exhausted before exploring surgical procedures, however when indicated, Dr. Porter will perform minimally invasive surgery. His main goal is to minimize each patient's pain and help them regain normal physical function. 

Surgeries Performed

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy and meniscal repair
  • Cartilage Repair and restoration 
  • Rotator Cuff repair
  • Shoulder Labral repair
  • Biceps repair
  • Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Fractures and trauma
  • Pediatric fractures and trauma
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel release



  • Boston College

Graduate School:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Medical School:

  • Rutgers Medical School

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