Graduating from Edinburgh University with honours, Daniel Porter¿s training in orthopaedic surgery included clinical fellowships in Oxford, Birmingham and Osaka prior to his current appointment in January 2002.
His research appointments have included substantive Fellowships with the Medical Research Council (1990-1992) and Wolfson College, Oxford (1997-2001). During these periods he undertook pioneering genetic and clinical research into important tumours and paediatric conditions. He was one of only four United Kingdom ABC Travelling Fellows to North America in 2005.
He has been awarded several major prizes in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies (Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine, Pattison Prize in Clinical Surgery, Sir Robert Jones Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery, Best Young Investigator Prize of European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society).
Daniel has authored and co-edited two new textbooks in orthopaedic surgery in 2008, and is the orthopaedic representative on the clinical advisory board of important national childrens' disability charities. He currently chairs the Research and Education Committee of the Scottish Sarcoma Network. He continues to oversee orthopaedic teaching for Edinburgh's Undergraduate medical students and is active in supervising their research and that of junior doctors.
His NHS clinical activities reflect his special clinical interests at Spire Murrayfield Hospital.