Mark Porter (doctor)

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Mark Christopher Milson Porter
Dr Mark Porter 2009.tif
Porter in 2009
Born 12 November 1962
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Children 2
recorded May 2013

Mark Christopher Milson Porter,[1] MBE (born 12 November 1962, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England) is a GP and medical correspondent for The Times. He also presents on Radio 4 Case Notes and Inside Health. He joined The One Show on BBC One in 2011.

Porter is in general practice in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire and he lives in the Cotswolds with his wife and two daughters (born April 1989 and July 1990). He married Rosalind in July 1987 in Axbridge in Somerset.


He grew up in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, and went to the independent schools Monmouth and Wycliffe College. He studied at University College, London and Westminster Hospital Medical School (now Imperial College School of Medicine) and graduated in 1986. He has been a GP since 1990 and was appointed MBE for services to medicine in 2005.


He joined the BBC in 1992 as the doctor for the morning show Good Morning with Anne and Nick and was there for the show's whole run. He was the health editor for the Radio Times from 1993-2003. He presented the BBC1 programme Watchdog Healthcheck. He took over from Dr Thomas Stuttaford as The Times doctor in January 2009, and is doctor to The One Show (BBC One). He presents Inside Health, a BBC Radio 4 series discussing health issues, which had its first broadcast on 10 January 2012.

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