Dr. Valencia Porter is the Chopra Center’s Director of Integrative Medicine where she provides integrative medical consultations and teaches both health professionals and the community. Board-certified in General Preventive Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, she combines the best of conventional medicine and complementary modalities to help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals utilizing her knowledge of Ayurveda, functional medicine, environmental medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, biofield (energy) therapies, and other healing traditions.
Dr. Porter is an expert in Integrative, Holistic and Preventive Medicine and has published numerous scientific and popular articles and book chapters. She is guest faculty at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, voluntary faculty at the University of California San Diego, and a Vedic Master at the Chopra Center (certified in yoga, meditation and Perfect Health).
A graduate of Tufts University, she received her MD from the University of Southern California, completed her residency in General Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Diego, and her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona where she was a Bravewell Collaborative scholar. Dr. Porter also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health focusing on Environmental Health from San Diego State University.