Dr. Kim Dal Porto grew up in Jacksonville, graduated from Stetson University, and then earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has been board certified in Pediatrics since 1997 when she joined Carithers. Dr. Kim has two adult children, Kyle Sanchez and Alyssa Sanchez Saxton. Kyle graduated from UCF College of Medicine in 2021 and is training at Harvard’s Massachusetts General’s Anesthesia Residency program. Alyssa graduates UF College of Medicine in 2022 and will be training at UF’s Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Kim married Jeff Dal Porto in 2008, adding four stepsons to her family.
While she finds great joy and fulfillment in her career and family, she will tell you her first love is Christ. She is involved in her church, Eleven22, as well as global missions. She worked with a small team of doctors to launch a permanent primary care medical clinic in Uganda, associated with Okoa Refuge in 2016. She actively advises the clinic, run by Ugandans and led its expansion into antenatal care and a ward for the malnourished in 2021. She considers it a privilege to speak at local church’s mothers’ groups and serves on the Board of the Okoa Refuge orphanage as chairman. She has also joined the board of the non-profit organization “Bring Your Brokenness” which ministers to eating disorder patients professionally and spiritually. She loves enjoying his creation with her family and friends, their favorite places being mountains, beaches, and waterfalls.