A Philadelphia-area physician has been reappointed to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Stefanie Porges, of Montgomery County, will serve for a term that expires April 1, 2020. She fills one of the two non-lawyer positions on the Board.
“I’m honored to be reappointed to serve on the Disciplinary Board and to assist in support of its important functions of protecting the public and maintaining the integrity of the legal profession,” said Dr. Porges. “As one of two non-lawyer members of the Board, I hope that my professional and life experiences continue to help bring a new perspective to the Board.”
Created in 1972, the 13-member Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Its members include 11 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the state. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, the board assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline.
Dr. Porges serves patients and educates medical students as medical director, Emergency Medicine Department Observation Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and as an attending physician in emergency medicine. She is also medical command physician for PENNSTAR medical helicopter flight program, and director of physician scheduling, Emergency Medicine, for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Additionally, Dr. Porges is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Porges earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She also completed her internship and residency at Hahnemann and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Porges first was appointed in April 2014 to fill one of the two non-lawyer positions on the Disciplinary Board.