Michael A. Portman
Dr. Michael A. Portman is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and attending Pediatric Cardiologist and principal investigator at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. Dr. Portman has been engaged in pediatric research and pediatric cardiology practice for over 30 years. He directs a research program, funded primarily by U.S government agencies such as National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, which extends from basic bench sciences and translational animal models to clinical trials and community based studies. Dr. Portman serves on editorial boards for numerous journals. Additionally, he has continuously served as a member of standing study sections or special emphasis panels for the U.S National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control. He has reviewed for private organizations such as American Heart Association and the Pediatric Academic Societies, as well as for scientific funding organizations within the European Community. Dr. Portman emphasizes training the next generation of scientists and extending diversity throughout the scientific and medical disciplines.