Title: Pediatrician (Retired)
Company: School of Medicine, University of Alabama
Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
John R. Montgomery, MD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatrics.
An award-winning pediatrician and immunologist highly regarded in his field for his expertise in the treatment of infectious and immune diseases, Dr. Montgomery demonstrates professionalism, integrity and top skills developed over more than 50 years. Retired since 1997, he is remembered by peers as someone who truly cared about each of his patients as if they were family. He evaluated problems carefully to weigh outcomes both good and bad and he identified ways to provide care that would provide the best possible scenario. Dr. Montgomery is known for the co-implementation of the environmental bubble used to protect David Vetter from infection by external germs. When reflecting back on his career, Dr. Montgomery notes that the highlight of his career occurred when he and his team realized that the isolation apparatus used by Vetter was working.
Dr. Montgomery held a number of prominent roles in his career. He was an assistant professor and then associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor University between 1966 and 1975. In 1975, Dr. Montgomery became a full professor of pediatrics at University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville campus, where he also found success as chief of its pediatrics program. Before establishing himself professionally, Dr. Montgomery prepared for his career by achieving a Bachelor of Science and an MD from the University of Alabama. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi followed by a second residency and a fellowship in pediatrics and infectious diseases at the Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional excellence, he is regarded as a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and he has been lauded with both The Wallace Alexander Clyde Distinguished Service Award in recognition for a lifetime of service to children by Children’s Hospital University of Alabama of Birmingham Dept of Pediatrics in 1999 and The Outstanding Contributions to Medicine Award From The Madison County (AL) Medical Society in 2016. Looking ahead to the future, Dr. Montgomery intends to continue enjoying his retirement.
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