William Porter, MD, Radiation Oncology, Baptist Health Hardin

William Porter, MD

Physician, Radiation Oncology, Baptist Health Hardin

Hometown: Louisville, KY.

Education: Hampton University (Hampton, VA), University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), Chicago Medical School (Chicago, IL).

Community Support: William serves with the Falls City Medical Society and the Louisville Change Lab.

Occupation: William serves as a radiation oncologist with Baptist Health Medical Group Radiation Oncology.

Family: William is married to his wife, Jennifer, and has two children.

Why do you volunteer in the community? Volunteerism is so very important to the progress of a community. The action of giving time and resources without expecting remuneration is what drives communities forward without draining the community of its operating expenses and resources. I imagine what more communities would be like if we could all give our time, expertise and tangible resources without receiving in return.

What is the role that healthcare has played in your life or the lives of your family, friends or neighbors? As a physician, healthcare is near the center of my life. My occupation is a calling and I feel as though I am well-suited to answer the call as I must commit to doing so every day.

Have you ever been compelled to act on your feelings of gratitude? I have been most compelled to act on my feelings of gratitude by becoming a mentor and benefactor for students. Considering those who helped me when I was a student, I am so grateful that I find it necessary to emulate their generous behavior.