Thomas Porter (cardiologist)

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Thomas Porter
Nationality American
Occupation Cardiologist
Known forTheodore F. Hubbard Distinguished Chair of Cardiology and professor of medicine at the University of Nebraska

Thomas R. Porter is an American cardiologist. He holds the Theodore F. Hubbard Distinguished Chair of Cardiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. [1]

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a public center of health sciences research, patient care, and education located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

Porter obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1984 and was a resident and fellow at the Medical College of Virginia. The Web of Science lists more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, which have been cited over 4000 times, giving him an h-index of 34. [2]

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  1. "Thomas R. Porter, MD". University of Nebraska Medical Center. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  2. "T.R. Porter". Science Citation Index. Web of Science. Thomson Reuters. 2012.