Dr. Porter Storey's specialty training in hospice and palliative medicine began in 1982 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and at St. Luke's Nursing Home, Sheffield, England. In 1985 he completed the British Council Course on Management of Advanced Cancer at St. Christopher's Hospice in London, where he was trained by Dr. Cicely Saunders. He was a full time hospice physician from the day he completed his internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 1983. He served as medical director for the Hospice at the Texas Medical Center until 2000, when he was appointed associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and founded their interdisciplinary palliative care consultation service at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
He continues to do clinical consults in palliative care for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette.
Dr. Storey served on the board of directors of the Academy of Hospice Physicians, as well as the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, where he helped to create a new board certification in palliative medicine. In 2004 he was named the first executive vice-president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, where he continues his efforts to insure that every severely ill patient has access to a physician skilled in hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Storey has made many national and international presentations on hospice care and innovative methods of pain management and symptom control. His extensive list of publications includes the Primer of Palliative Care, now in its fourth edition, and the third edition of the Unipac Series training manuals were just published this summer.
Originally from Dallas, Dr. Storey received his BS in biology with distinction from Stanford University in 1974, and his MD at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978. With his wife, Gail, he has recently pedaled his tandem bicycle to Maine and San Diego, California, and hiked the entire 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail. His son, Philip, enters Johns Hopkins Medical School in the fall of 2010.