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Dr. Mark Porter's Biography

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Dr Mark Porter, who was born in 1962, went to University College London and then qualified from Westminster Hospital Medical School in London, in 1986.

From 1992 to 2001, Mark Porter was an NHS GP assistant and then became an NHS GP principal.

Since 2006, in spite of his busy media activity, Dr Mark Porter has worked part time as a GP at the Culverhay Surgery in Wotton-Under-Edge.

In the same year as he started as a GP assistant (1992), Dr Mark Porter started working with the BBC.

Porter has worked with the BBC over several media. In print he was health editor of The Radio Times for 10 years, on radio he hosts Case Notes on Radio 4 as well as making regular appearances on the Jimmy Young Show and then the Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2, and, in terms of TV, Porter spent three years presenting BBC 1's Watchdog Healthcheck and four years as the resident doctor on Good Morning.

Dr Mark Porter's TV credits have not been limited to the BBC. He has hosted Doctor in the House and Living Pulse for Discovery Health.

One of his major activities is co-presenting with Raj Persaud Channel Five's ambitious interactive medical show Doctor Doctor.

Dr Mark Porter has also written on health matters for various newspapers and magazines including the Evening Standard, the Sunday Mirror and Woman's Realm.

Mark Porter became an MBE in the 2004 New Year's Honours list.

Porter enjoys running and tennis and lives in the Cotswolds with his wife Ros. They have two daughters.

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