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Renee Porter, MS, ND, PNP

Senior 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.

Renee Porter received the Nursing Excellence Award from the Children's Hospital Colorado in 2013.

  • 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]
  • Young K, Ayon S, Braun S, Demeule M, Lipton M, Paves H, Peterson T, Pmietto M, Porter R, Stolzman S, Stuhlsatz K, Ward WL. Focus on a fitter future: advancing a healthy hospital initiative. Online document. Virginia: Children's Hospital Association; 2012.
  • 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]
  • 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.