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Jennifer Parker Porter, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
What does living in the Bethesda community mean to you?
The Chevy Chase community is an ideal place to work and live. It is small enough for me to make an impact. I give back to the community by serving on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board as a business representative. The Board listens to the concerns of the community and communicates these concerns to the county council. Being appointed to the position by the County Executive was a distinct honor.
What makes your specialties the right fields of medicine for you?
Facial Plastic Surgery is the field for me because it combines surgery and art with a splash of instant gratification. The patients are upbeat and I always look forward to a day of work. I feel very fortunate to be in this position.
Finish this sentence: If I weren't a doctor I would be___.
an architect. I have always loved art and structure. Architecture works with balance and proportions to achieve a work of art.
Can you tell us in your own words what you consider a perfect outcome of a surgical procedure?
Perfect outcome from a surgical procedure is a natural result with a happy patient and happy doctor.
What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?
My favorite procedure to perform is rhinoplasty because no two noses are exactly alike. It is always a challenge and I am up for it! Immediately following rhinoplasty would be botox and fillers because they have a rapid impact, with a very high satisfaction rate, and an ongoing relationship with the patient. I always look forward to seeing patients back so that I can hear about what is new in their life. So often surgeons aren't able to develop ongoing relationsips with their patients.
What Sets Us Apart
The ability to limit the practice to plastic surgery of the face allows us to focus on the nuances and subtleties that lead to successful outcomes.
Dr. Porter, a native Washingtonian, completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University and was awarded a full tuition merit scholarship to attend Duke University School of Medicine.
After completing her residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, she was able to train with internationally renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., and Dr. Dean M. Toriumi.
Subsequently, Dr. Porter was recruited to return to Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, to lead the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training for the residency program in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences. While at Baylor she was successful in establishing the Baylor Facial Plastic Surgery Center prior to her return to the Washington, DC area.Dr. Porter has fast become a leader in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Chevy Chase, MD. She was awarded a research grant from the American Academy of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery and has been appointed to several faculty positions within the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. She has completed a 3 year term of writing board questions in the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section.
Dr. Porter has numerous book chapters, journal articles and has served as guest editor for several journals. Topics on which she has published include rhinoplasty, chemical peels and her area of research interest, ethnic variations in Facial Plastic Surgery, to name a few.
Clinical Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center - Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons
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