University of Nebraska Medical Center

Thomas R. Porter, MD

Theodore F. Hubbard Distinguished Chair of Cardiology
Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Thomas R. Porter, MD

Dr. Thomas R. Porter is a Professor of Medicine and the Theodore F. Hubbard, MD Distinguished Chair of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Porter received his Bachelor of Science from The University of Nebraska Lincoln and Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship training at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU) in Richmond.  He is also trained in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cardiac Computed Tomography, and is Board Certified in Echocardiography and Cardiac Computed Tomography.

Dr. Porter has made significant innovative contributions to Cardiovascular imaging by utilizing ultrasound contrast for myocardial perfusion imaging in both pediatric and adult patients.  Additionally, he has explored therapeutic applications of ultrasound contrast agents (microbubbles) for the acute treatment of stroke, acute coronary syndromes, and catheter-related thrombi.  Dr. Porter is extremely active in research and continues to receive funding for national research grants.  He has authored over 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 100 abstracts, and holds over 20 patents for his work with microbubbles. He has been awarded an RO1 from NIH which will advance the field of acoustic droplet technology for new clinical and therapeutic applications.


  • Medical School: UNMC College of Medicine, 1984
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Hospital, 1988
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, Medical College of Virginia Hospital, 1991
  • Certifications
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Internal Medicine