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Renee Porter, MS, ND

Instructor of Pediatrics

Renee Porter, MS, ND

Weight Management Nurse Coordinator, Children's Hospital Colorado


   Phone: 720-777-3352

Section of Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 

Master's Degree

  • Master of Science, Pediatric Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2004


  • Nursing Doctorate, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2005

Renee Porter primarily works as the Weight Management Nurse coordinator for Children’s Hospital Colorado, providing a clinical link to the section of nutrition since 2007.

Renee has participated in the NACHRI “Focus on a Fitter Future” obesity focus group since 2008 and has provided expertise in the area of pediatric obesity safety in Children’s Colorado.

  • Porter RM, Thrasher J, Krebs NF. Implementing a Pediatric Obesity Care Guideline in a Freestanding Children's Hospital to Improve Child Safety and Hospital Preparedness. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Jan 2. [PMID: 22178030]
  • Michalsky M, Kramer RE, Fullmer MA, Polfuss M, Porter R, Ward-Begnoche W, Getzoff EA, Dreyer M, Stolzman S, Reichard KW. Developing criteria for pediatric/adolescent bariatric surgery programs. Pediatrics. 2011 Sep;128 Suppl 2:S65-70. [PMID: 21885647]
  • Young KL, Demeule M, Stuhlsatz K, Janzen D, Porter RM, Pomettio M, Braun S, Lipton M, Ayon S, Stolzman S, Peterson T. Identification and treatment of obesity as a standard of care for all patients in children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2011 Sep;128 Suppl 2:S47-50. [PMID: 21885644]
  • Porter RM. Children's hospitals focus on pediatric obesity. Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;37(1):39-40. [PMID: 21485621]

Previous Publications

  • 2009, Newsletter: Pediatric Obesity: Weight management at The Children's Hospital. Practice Update, Fall 2009.
  • 2009, Web Site: The Children's Hospital Website. Weight Management for Kids and Teens at The Children's Hospital. 2009.
  • 2009, TCH publication: Walk for the Stars. TCH News October/November 2009.
  • 2009, TCH Press Releases: Tips on Staying Active During Winter from The Children's Hospital, 12/2009; Information on Preventing Childhood Obesity Provided by The Children's Hospital Pediatric experts share how parents can keep their children healthy and active, 11/2009; The Children's Hospital Weight Management Experts Provide Tips on Staying Healthy and Active During the Holidays, 12/2009.
  • In Press, Poster: Porter, R. Et al. Is your Pediatric Hospital Prepared for the Severely Obese Patient? NACHRI Conference, March 2010.
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