About Dr. Port
Dr. Michael Port, a double-board certified pain management specialist with extensive trauma experience, serves as medical director for DISC Sports & Spine Center, a role he has held since helping to launch the center alongside founder Robert S. Bray, Jr. In his more than 15 years of practice, Dr. Port has treated thousands of world-class athletes, weekend warriors and everyday people.
His personalized, highly detailed approach to pain targets very specific nerve roots, establishing a more concise diagnosis and avoiding unnecessary medication. Satisfying a career-long goal of alleviating pain and suffering, Dr. Port’s techniques allow patients to return to their fullest state of health and function. He finds his greatest reward in seeing quality of life restored as a result of his work within DISC’s collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.
A graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Port completed his surgical internship at the University of California, Irvine, and returned to Mount Sinai for his residency in anesthesia. He completed a Fellowship in pain medicine at The University of Southern California LAC/USC Medical Center, serving as a clinical instructor in anesthesiology while training in the medical and interventional management of acute and chronic pain, including treatment of cancer pain at The Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Board certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine, Dr. Port is a member of the California Society of Anesthesia, the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the International Spine Injection Society.
He is also an advanced trauma life support instructor who serves as medical advisor and active flight physician for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Emergency Services Detail/Air Five search and rescue team. With a passion for adventure, Dr. Port is an avid skier who enjoys running, working out and tennis.