Michael A. Portman, MD
Michael A. Portman, MD, is director of research in the Division of Cardiology at Seattle Children's Hospital and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is an attending physician and cardiologist at Seattle Children's Heart Center. Portman's research activities include conducting pharmacological clinical trials; leading basic science projects focused on cardiac metabolism and genetics; and mentoring future clinical researchers.
Portman is also the principal investigator of the Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) program, whose goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students entering cardiology, pulmonary, hematology and sleep research. He is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.