Emily is a third-generation member of WHC, where she was consecrated, became a bat mitzvah, and was confirmed and married by Rabbi Weinberg. WHC leadership is a family tradition as her father, Stephen Porter, served on the WHC board as well.

Emily attended the Holton Arms School in Bethesda and earned her bachelor’s degree in French and Art History from the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After medical school, she completed her residency training in dermatology at Brown University, where she served as Chief Resident. Emily has been working in private practice in the Washington metropolitan area since 2003.

She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at George Washington University. She has been voted a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian numerous times and was chosen as the Best Dermatologist by Bethesda Magazine. Emily and her husband Marc have two boys, Alex and Theo.