"Growing up in a single-parent home, I was concerned with having the funds for college and medical school. Early on, I thought that it would be a big challenge to try to overcome, but I was blessed with a full scholarship for my undergraduate studies, various financial aid, and scholarships for medical school, including funds from the Christie Foundation."
BS from Fisk University, Nashville, TN, Chemistry
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, General Pediatrics
Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation
American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association
Get to know Myisha Z. Porter
Why I Chose Health Care
I have always wanted to be a physician—since the second grade. My interest in the inner workings of the body was my motivation. I was very inquisitive and wanted to know how things worked and why they worked the way they did.
Department of Pediatrics
As a member of Christie Clinic’s Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Porter specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of childhood illnesses from infancy to young adulthood. Dr. Porter is also a clinical faculty member with the University of Illinois and mentors minority youths in medical school at the U of I through the Urban Health Preceptorship Program.
Carle Foundation Hospital
Dr. Porter grew up in Champaign and was a Christie Clinic patient as a child. For relaxation, she enjoys photography, cooking, and aerobic exercise. Her staff describes her as friendly, down to earth, a great addition to Pediatrics, a great communicator, patient, and understanding.
Christie Clinic on Windsor
1801 West Windsor Road
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 366-1200--Main Phone Number
(217) 366-8130--Convenient Care
(217) 366-5434--Internal Medicine
(217) 366-6104--Family Medicine