UPDATE: Telehealth Appointments Now Available

Methodist Sports Medicine is now offering telehealth appointments. We understand under the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, injuries still occur and joint and musculoskeletal pain just doesn’t stop. Telehealth appointments allow our physicians to provide you the care you deserve and the convenience you need during this time. Click here or call one of our triage specialists for more information at 317-817-1200 .


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David Porter

David Porter

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist

Over the years, Dr. David Porter has taken every opportunity to learn about foot and ankle injuries and to share what he learns through publications and presentations.

After his undergraduate studies, he continued on to Ball State University, earning a doctorate in human bioenergetics (exercise and muscle performance physiology). Dr. Porter’s interest in orthopedics took him on to medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, after which he interned at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wright State University in Dayton.

He continued to gain experience in additional care settings, undertaking a three-month foot and ankle specialty rotation under James Amis, MD, in Cincinnati and a 12-month foot and ankle fellowship at the Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston with Dr. Donald Baxter and Dr. Tom Clanton.

Active in the presentation and publication of research regarding sports-related foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Porter serves as a peer reviewer for national and international medical journals. 

Dr. Porter builds his own strength and agility by exercising and playing golf. He’s also actively involved in the Indianapolis community and local charities. A native of Madisonville, Kentucky, he and his wife Dr. Theresa M. Porter are the proud parents of two daughters.

Areas of Focus

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Achilles Rupture
  • Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture 
  • Lateral Ankle Reconstruction
  • Navicular Stress Fracture 


Clinical Assistants

  • Angela Rund ATC, MED
  • Mandy Swinford MA
  • Courtney McCord ATC

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  • Indiana State Medical Association Commission on Sports Medicine, Team Physician Award, 2013
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Academic Achievement Award, 1992
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association 9th Annual Meeting, Residents Research Award Finalist, 1991
  • National Dean’s List Phi Society (Phi Beta Kappa), Magna Cum Laude Graduate, 1982
  • Orthopedic Review, Resident’s Paper Award Finalist, 1992
  • Street and Smith’s Sports Business Daily Journal, Leading Specialist in Foot and Ankle Recognition, 2012
  • Wright State University Orthopedics, Hobart Klaaren Basic Science Award Winner, 1993


  • Author of Baxter’s The Foot and Ankle in Sport textbook, 2008
  • Serves as a peer reviewer for several national and international medical journals
  • 40+ articles published on sports-related topics in areas of foot and ankle


  • American College of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Member
  • Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Services, Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program, 1997
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation, Founding President and Board Member, 2005
  • Purdue University West Lafayette, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies, 2002