Nate Porter

AMSA-Doris Duke Foundation Racial Equity in Clinical Equations Civic Science Fellow

Nate was born in the East Bay, California and spent his early life with his mom and sister. He was fascinated by a high school anatomy class and went on to study Human Physiology at Gonzaga University. During his undergraduate studies, he tutored students, was a TA for anatomy lab, and a board member for the human physiology club. He also completed research in sports biomechanics. After graduating, Nate spent time exploring different careers in the medical field and was inspired to pursue medicine by a family med physician in his hometown. Before starting medical school, he spent 2 years as a foster youth advocate and mentor working with youth from the same county which he was once a dependent of. Nate is currently in the MD program at Stanford University where he has worked on research in public health, psychiatry, and transplant surgery, as well as served as the recruitment chair with the goal of recruiting a more diverse class of students. He hopes to one day be a physician leader in his community, and help bridge the racial and socioeconomic inequities that exist in our current
healthcare system. He is joining the team as the Racial Equity Civic Science Fellow with AMSA and Doris Duke Foundation.