Jason Porter, MD

Medical Oncology / Hematology
Lung Cancer   |   Benign Blood Disorders
Midtown Campus / Regional One Health Cancer Center
1588 Union Avenue
Memphis TN 38104 901.300.1562
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055

About Me

I am a medical oncologist and hematologist at the West Cancer Center and Research Institute, where I am the Director of the Lung Cancer disease research group. I spend the majority of my time working in the clinics with patients diagnosed with lung cancer. I derive great joy from assisting patients and their families as they navigate this potentially frightening territory. Before I was a physician, I walked the cancer journey with both my parents, and I know first-hand what it’s like to wait on a test result or a call back to address a new symptom or concern. I specialize in treating patients with molecularly-altered lung cancers, as well as those lung cancers with no actionable driver mutation. I dedicate an extensive amount of time to keeping up with research and literature on lung cancer. Doing so allows me to deliver the most up-to-date clinical practices to my patients. I also participate in clinical research whenever possible, and my goal is to always offer cutting-edge therapies!


  • MD, University of Tennessee of Health Science Center
  • BS, Christian Brothers University


  • Internal Medicine @ University of Tennessee Memphis


  • Hematology/Oncology – University of Tennessee of Health Science Center

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Awards and Honors

  • University of Tennessee Internal Medicine Fellow of the Year (2017)
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine Charles C. Verstandig, MD Award (2013)
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine Jesse C. Turner Scholar (2003)


  • SITC- Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
  • ASCO-American Society of Clinical Oncology
    IASLC- International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • ESMO- European Society for Medical Oncology
  • AACR- American Association for Cancer Research

Invited Faculty

  • Texas Lung Faculty 2023, 2024

  • Invited Faculty Guest for 2023 Updates in Cancer Therapy, An ASCO | ESMO Review
  • Faculty Invitation | MLS Nashville: A Review of the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting 2024
  • Research Advisor for the Thoracic Research Group at Vanderbilt University

Nonprofit / Local Charities

  • STEM Mentor- UTHSC
  • STEM Mentor- John P. Freeman Optional School
  • Reach Memphis- Faculty Panel
  • National Medical Advisor for 50
  • Mentor at Rozelle Elementary
  • Think Pink Luncheon Speaker: Early Detection and Screening

  • Man2Man Prostate Group Speaker

  • ACS CAN Policy Forum Speaker

  • 2023 Men Health Network Summit Speaker

Research and Publications