Alex R. Montero, MD, is a hospitalist and patient safety officer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is an assistant professor of Medicine and assistant program director for Quality and Safety at Georgetown University Department of Medicine. A board-certified internal medicine specialist, his emphasis is on the care of the entire patient with the goal of delivering safe, effective care that is patient-centered.
As a hospital-based physician, Dr. Montero has recently championed the implementation of a quality initiative called geographically-based, multidisciplinary rounds. The system engages all members of the care team-including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others face-to-face. The practice improves communication among team members and with the patient.
Dr. Montero's education includes a bachelor's degree in economics and a medical degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his internship and chief residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
His research interests include patient safety, medical education and health disparities and he has made a number of professional presentations about his work.
Dr. Montero is originally from Bolivia, South America, and is fluent in Spanish. He is the father of two energetic toddlers and a former competitive ballroom dancer.
Residency Program: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (2000)
Internship Program: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1997)
Medical School: Northwestern University (1995)