David C. Portnoy, MD, is a board certified Hematologist and Medical Oncologist with West Cancer Center.
Titles and Roles
- Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, West Cancer Center
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Assistant professor of Medicine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- American Society of Hematology Practice Partnership
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network Small Cell Lung Cancer Guidelines Committee
Areas of Expertise
- Medical Oncology
Dr. Portnoy is board certified in internal medicine, oncology, and hematology. His clinical and research interests include sarcomas, lung and gastrointestinal cancers, and benign hematology including blood clotting disorders. He sits on the Small Cell Lung Cancer Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the Practice Partnership committee of the American Society of Hematology. He has published his research on the molecular basis of prostate cancer and is also the co-author of a book chapter on drug-induced hematologic toxicity. He sees patients at our Humphreys and Corinth locations.
Dr. Portnoy is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Portnoy views his role in the treatment of cancer as that of an advocate for his patients. He considers the trust that his patients place in him a privilege that carries a responsibility of fighting for the best outcomes while never neglecting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
Dr. Portnoy enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughters. He is an avid guitar player and appreciates the great musical traditions of the region.
Education and Training
Originally from Long Island, NY, Dr. Portnoy graduated from Brandeis University, magna cum laude, where he majored in Neuroscience and earned his Medical Degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Syracuse, NY, where he was appointed to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. Dr. Portnoy completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and performed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. During his fellowship, Dr. Portnoy worked in the laboratory of Steven Balk and Glenn Bubley, studying mechanisms by which prostate cancer becomes resistant to standard treatments.
Dr. Portnoy is actively involved in research trials at West Cancer Center.
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