Katherin Portwood

Katherin Portwood, MD


Business Email: kportwood@ufl.edu

About Katherin Portwood

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Parkway South High where my interest in serving others through medicine originated. I have always loved to learn and this passion was fostered in Edmond, Oklahoma at Oklahoma Christian University, where I immersed myself in study. I joined the honors undergraduate program, which allowed me to explore many areas of study such as philosophy, literature, ancient history, bible history and theology, and so much more. Furthermore, I was privileged to work as a Chemistry Teaching Assistant and as a Restoration History and Archives Assistant for the University, which honed my time management and research skills. My love for lifelong learning continued when I attended Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean. I enjoyed learning about medicine so much that I became a teaching assistant for the Basic Sciences and the Cadaver Anatomy courses. During my clinical years I was blessed to rotate with a child neurologist, where my two passions, lifelong learning and medicine, were woven together. Throughout my clinical years, I was also blessed to participate in the Venezuelan founded hospital therapy clown program, “Doctor Yaso”. In the program I learned vital communication skills and unique ways to interact with my patients. Such skills help me engage patients in their therapy plans and evaluate them through play.I look forward to bringing my background and skills to Shands hospital and I am excited to learn from the wonderful community here.


Current Overview of CDKL-5 Deficiency Disorder Treatment.
Pediatric reports. 16(1):21-25 [DOI] 10.3390/pediatric16010002. [PMID] 38251311.
Clinical spectrum and currently available treatment of type I interferonopathy Aicardi-Goutières syndrome.
World journal of pediatrics : WJP. 19(7):635-643 [DOI] 10.1007/s12519-022-00679-2. [PMID] 36650407.
Clinical, electrophysiological, and imaging findings in childhood brachial plexus injury.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 64(10):1254-1261 [DOI] 10.1111/dmcn.15255. [PMID] 35524644.
Imaging Findings in Neonatal and Pediatric Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) Differ From Adults.
Pediatric neurology. 135:6-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2022.06.022. [PMID] 35963074.
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia presenting as a recurrent epistaxis in an adolescent: A case report.
World journal of clinical pediatrics. 10(1):1-6 [DOI] 10.5409/wjcp.v10.i1.1. [PMID] 33511041.

Contact Details

Business Mailing:
PO Box 100296
Business Street:
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville FL 32610