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David M. Montgomery, M.D., F.A.C.S.

David M. Montgomery, M.D., F.A.C.S.David M. Montgomery, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Spine Surgery, Adult Scoliosis & Reconstructive Surgery of the Neck & Back

Dr. Montgomery is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a specialist in reconstructive surgery of the back and neck. He treats both adult and pediatric patients.

Dr. Montgomery is a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was also the former director of the Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. He is actively involved in the medical education and training of Orthopaedic surgical residents and spine surgical fellows at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

A member of many local and national medical societies, Dr. Montgomery has also published several papers and presented lectures on topics related to Orthopaedic and spine surgery.

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Dr. Montgomery is a member of the medical staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

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Education

  • High School
    • East Detroit High School
  • College
    • Wayne State University
      B.S. in Chemistry
  • Medical School
    • Wayne State University
      Doctor of Medicine

Post-Graduate Education

  • Internal Medicine Residency
    • University of Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • General Surgery Residency
    • Wayne State University
      Detroit, Michigan
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    • Wayne State University
      Detroit, Michigan
  • Chief Administrative Resident
    • Wayne State University
      Detroit, MI
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship
    • University of Rochester
      Strong Memorial Hospital
      Rochester, New York

Undergraduate Honors

  • Wayne State University Honors Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society
  • Graduation with High Distinction

Medical School Honors

  • AOA Honor Society (elected Junior Year)
    • Dr. A. Ashley Rousack Award (Top Third Year Medical Student in Internal Medicine)
    • Gordon B. Meyers Award in Internal Medicine (Top Fourth Year Medical Student in Internal Medicine)
    • Graduation with Distinction
    • Class Rank: Top Five Percent

Professional Awards / Honors

  • 1997 International Volvo Award for Spine research. Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Spinal Stenosis, A Prospective, Randomized Study, Comparing Decompression and Fusion with and without Posterior Pedicular Instrumentation.

Medical Licensure and Certification

  • Licensure: State of Michigan – 1983
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Certification – August 1, 1991
    • Re-certification – 2000
    • Re-certification – 2011
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners – 1983

Publications

  1. Sangeorzan BJ, Montgomery DM, and Manoli AM: Unusual Penetrating Injury of the Knee Joint: A Case Report. Clin. Orthop. 228:153-155, 1988.
  2. Montgomery DM, LaMont RL: Resolving Solitary Osteochondromas: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Orthopaedics, 12: 861-863, 1989.
  3. Montgomery DM, Moed BR: Cancellous Bone Donor Site Regeneration. J. Orthop. Trauma, 3: 290-294, 1989.
  4. Montgomery DM, Lee CL, LaMont RL, Aronson DD: Posterior Spinal Fusion: Allograft v. Autograft Bone. J. Spinal Disorders, 3: 370-375, 1990.
  5. Montgomery DM, Brower RS: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Clinical Syndrome and Natural History. Orthop. Clin N. Amer., 23:487-494, 1992.
  6. Fischgrund JS, Montgomery DM: Discogenic Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment. Orthop. Review, 22: 311-318, 1993.
  7. Montgomery DM, Fischgrund JS: Passive Reduction of Spondylolisthesis on the Operating Room Table: A Prospective Study. J. Spinal Disorders, 7: 167-172, 1994.
  8. Chabot M, Montgomery DM: The Pathophysiology of Axial and Radicular Neck Pain. Seminars in Spinal Surgery 7: 2-8, 1995.
  9. Payne DH, Fischgrund JS, Herkowitz HN, Barry RL, Kurz LT, Montgomery DM: The Efficacy of Closed Wound Drainage after Single Level Lumbar Laminectomy. Journal of Spinal Disorders 9: 401-403, 1996.
  10. Fischgrund JS, McKay M, Herkowitz HN, Brower RS, Montgomery DM, Kurz LT: Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Decompressive Laminectomy and Arthrodesis with and without Spinal Instrumentation. Spine 22: 2807-2812, 1997.
  11. Wise JJ, Fischgrund JS, Herkowitz HN, Montgomery DM, Kurz LT: Survival and Complication Rates of Surgery for Metastatic Disease of the Spine. Spine 24: 1943-51, 1999.
  12. Brkaric M, Baker KC, Israel R, Harding T, Montgomery DM, Herkowitz HN.
    Early Failure of Bioabsorbable Anterior Cervical Fusion Plates: Case Report and Failure Analysis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. Vol. 20 pp. 248-254 (2007).

Book Chapters

  1. 1. Montgomery DM: Spinal Stenosis: Clinical Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis. In: The Spine, Ed 4. Ed: Rothman, Simeone. pp 796-806,1999.
  2. Agabegi SS, Montgomery DM, Herkowitz HN: Adult Degenerative Spondylolisthesis without Lysis. In: Operative Spine Surgery. Ed: Bridwell K, In Press.

Presentations

  1. Michigan Orthopaedic Society, June 25-27, 1987, Harbor Springs, MI: Regeneration of Cancellous Bone Graft Donor Sites: A Canine Model.
  2. Herbert F. Pedersen, M.D., Memorial Lecture, October 23, 1987, Detroit, MI: Regeneration of Cancellous Bone Graft Donor Sites: A Canine Model.
  3. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, November 19-21, 1987, Baltimore, MD: Regeneration of Cancellous Bone Graft Donor Sites: A Canine Model.
  4. Orthopaedic Research Society, February 1-4, 1988, Atlanta, GA, Poster Exhibit: Regeneration of Cancellous Bone Graft Donor Sites: A Canine Model.
  5. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, OTA Specialty Day, February 7, 1988, Atlanta, GA: Regeneration of Cancellous Bone Graft Donor Sites: A Canine Model.
  6. Orthopaedic Clinic Day, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, April 11, 1988, Detroit, MI: Allograft Bone for Posterior Spinal Fusion.
  7. American Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Conference, March 16-18, 1988, Boston, MA: Regeneration of Cancellous Bone Graft Donor Sites: A Canine Model.
  8. Michigan Orthopaedic Society, June 18, 1988, Mackinaw Island, MI: Posterior Spinal Fusion for Cerebral Palsy: Autograft v. Allograft Bone.
  9. University of Rochester Spinal Cord Injury Conference, October 31, 1988. Rochester, NY: Treatment of Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries.
  10. University of Rochester Orthopaedic Alumni Conference, May 19, 1989, Rochester, NY; Pedicle Screws for Lumbosacral Fusion: Preliminary Results.
  11. Scoliosis Research Society, September 17-23, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Poster Exhibit: Posterior Spinal Fusion for Cerebral Palsy: Autograft vs. Allograft Bone.
  12. Herbert F. Pedersen, M< Memorial Lecture, October 20, 1989, Detroit, MI: Anterior Approaches to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine – 15Year Experience.
  13. Surgical Grand Rounds, William Beaumont Hospital, November 17, 1989, Troy, MI: Lumbosacral Fusions.
  14. Orthopaedic Nursing Grand Rounds, William Beaumont Hospital, January 22, 1990, Royal Oak, MI: Spinal Fusions.
  15. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, William Beaumont Hospital, September 14, 1990, Royal Oak, MI: Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Spine.
  16. Medicine Grand Rounds, William Beaumont Hospital, November 20, 1990, Troy, MI: Cervical Disc Disease.
  17. Huron Memorial Hospital, Bad Axe, MI, February 14, 1991, Treatment of Spinal Deformities – 1991.
  18. Advanced Pedicle Fixation of the Lumbar Spine/SRS, NASS, May 3-4, 1991. Treatment of Post Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis with CD Pedicle Screws – Poster Exhibit.
  19. Controversies in Spine Surgery, Dearborn, MI, June7, 1991: Is There a Role for Fusion in Discogenic Low Back Pain?
  20. Michigan Orthopaedic Society, Schuss Mt., MI, June28-29, 1991: Treatment of Post Laminectomy Spondylolisthesis with CD Pedicle Screws – Poster Exhibit.
  21. Surgical Grand Rounds, William Beaumont Hospital, February 17, 1992, Troy, MI: Spine Surgery Update – 1992.
  22. Michigan Orthopaedic Society, Mackinac Island, MI, June 19-21, 1992: Postural Reduction of Spondylolisthesis on the OR Table.
  23. Controversies in Spine Surgery-II, Dearborn, MI, July 24, 1992: Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures: Operative vs. Non-operative Treatment.
  24. Herbert Pedersen Memorial Lecture, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Oct. 23, 1992: Passive Reduction of Spondylolisthesis on the OR Table.
  25. Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, Hilton Head Island, SC, April 29-May 1, 1993: Passive Reduction of Spondylolisthesis on the OR Table.
  26. Controversies in Spine Surgery Symposium, Dearborn, MI, July 16, 1993: Anterior Exposure of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Is it Worth the Risk?
  27. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – One Day Course, Dearborn, MI, April 23, 1994: Natural History and Clinical Patterns of Lumbar Disc Herniation and Spinal Stenosis.
  28. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – One Day Course, Dearborn, MI, April 23, 1994: Does Surgery Have a Role in the Management of Discogenic Low Back Pain?
  29. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Seattle, WA, June 22-25, 1994: Passive Reduction of Spondylolisthesis on the OR Table: A Prospective Study-Poster Exhibit.
  30. Scoliosis Research Society, Portland, OR, Sept 22-24, 1994: Anterior Exposure of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine by a Single Orthopedic Surgeon: A Review of Complications over a Fifteen Year Period-Poster Exhibit.
  31. North American Spine Society, Minneapolis, MN, Oct 19-22, 1994: Anterior Exposure of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine by a Single Orthopedic Surgeon: A Review of Complications over a Fifteen Year Period-Poster Exhibit.
  32. Controversies in Spine Surgery-Fourth Annual Symposium. Dearborn, MI, June2, 1995: Is There a Role for Fusion in Discogenic Low Back Pain?
  33. William Beaumont Hospital Electrophysiology Department, Royal Oak, MI, July 17, 1995: Spine Surgery.
  34. National Scoliosis Foundation Meeting, Royal Oak, MI, Oct 18, 1995: The Evaluation and Treatment of Scoliosis.
  35. Controversies in Spine Surgery-Fifth Annual Symposium. Troy, MI, May 31, 1996: Clinical Presentation, Natural History and Treatment of HNP and Spinal Stenosis.
  36. Quadrangle Orthopedic Program Orthopedic Grand Rounds. Sinai Hospital, Detroit, MI, June 22, 1996: Herniated Lumbar Discs and Spinal Stenosis.
  37. Blue Cross Blue Shield CME Conference. Southfield, MI. October 10, 1996: Low Back Pain.
  38. William Beaumont Hospital Spine Conference. Royal Oak, MI. Nov 4, 1996: Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures. 1997, 1998.
  39. National Scoliosis Foundation. Royal Oak, MI. Sept 17, 1997: Scoliosis.
  40. Scoliosis Research Society. St. Louis, MO. September 26, 1997: Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Decompression Laminectomy and Arthrodesis with and without Instrumentation.
  41. COGMET Orthopedic Surgery Educational Day Michigan State University. March 11, 1997: Gold Standards for Spinal Fusion.
  42. Oakland County Medical Society. Talk with Physicians Day. Birmingham, MI, May 2, 1998: Low Back Pain.
  43. Beaumont Orthopedic Resident / Staff Rounds, Royal Oak, MI, Feb 28, 2000: Spinal Stenosis.
  44. ED/IOM Program. William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, April 24, 2001: Spinal Surgery.
  45. Scoliosis Research Society, Cleveland, OH, September, 2001: SRS Morbidity and Mortality Report 2001.
  46. Scoliosis Research Society, Seattle, WA, Sept 2002: SRS Morbidity and Mortality Report – 2002.
  47. NAON Conference, Sterling Heights, MI, Mar 28, 2003: Adult Spinal Deformities.
  48. Scoliosis Research Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Sept 2003: SRS Morbidity and Mortality Report – 2003.
  49. Scoliosis Research Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Sept, 2003: SRS Committee Analysis of Changing Treatment Trends for Spondylolisthesis 1996 to 2002.
  50. Scoliosis Research Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Sept, 2003: SRS Morbidity and Mortality Committee Analysis of Changing Treatment Trends for Spondylolisthesis 1996 to 2002 – Poster Presentation.
  51. Spinal Cord Monitoring Conference, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, July, 2004:Spinal Cord Monitoring in Spine Surgery Patients, Clinical Applications.
  52. WBH Spine Conference, Royal Oak, MI, July, 2005: Flatback Deformity of the Spine.
  53. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy, July, 2006: SRS-IMAST Meeting, Athens, Greece.
  54. WBH Spine Conference, Royal Oak, MI, June, 2007: Adult Spinal Deformities.
  55. Latin American Visitor Conference, WBH June, 2008: Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy

Professional Societies

  • American Medical Association
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Oakland County Medical Society
  • Detroit Orthopedic Society
  • Michigan Orthopedic Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Mid America Orthopedic Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American College of Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
  • William Beaumont Hospital – Troy

Academic Appointments

  • 1988-1989
    • Instructor, University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 1990-1991
    • Director, Scoliosis Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • 1991- 2000
    • Clinical Assistant Professor , Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2010 to Present
    • Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Other Academic Activities

  • 1992
    • Course Co-Director, Controversies in Spine Surgery –II, Dearborn, MI, July 24.
  • 1993
    • Course Co-Director, Controversies in Spine Surgery –III, Dearborn, MI, July 16.
  • 1995
    • Course Co-Director, Controversies in Spine Surgery –IV, Dearborn, MI, June2.
  • 1996
    • Course Co-Director, Controversies in Spine Surgery – V, Troy, MI, May 31.
  • 1989 to present
    • Spine surgery Fellow and Orthopedic Surgery Resident education, William Beaumont Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

National Committees

  • Mid-America Orthopedic Society – Exhibits Committee – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
  • Scoliosis Research Society –Morbidity and Mortality Committee – 1998, 1999, 2000,2001,2002,2003
  • Scoliosis Research Society –Morbidity and Mortality Committee Chairman – 2001, 2002, 2003.
  • Scoliosis Research Society – Awards and Scholarship Committee – 2011

Hospital/University Committees

  • William Beaumont Hospital Credentials Appeals Committee – 1993
  • Beaumont Physician’s Group Board of Directors – 1996, 1997
  • Advisory Board –Beaumont Hospital Electrodiagnostic Intraoperative Monitoring Program -2000
  • WBH – Resident Education Committee
  • WBH Surgical Quality Assessment Committee – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • WBH Spine Peer Review Committee -2011
  • Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine:
    • Admissions Committee Interviewer – 2011
    • AOA Committee – 2011
  • Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association Board of Governors – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Other Activities

  • “From the Inside”, Continental Cable TV consumer information show discussing “Back Pain”, July 19, 2005
  • Featured guest WXYZ Channel 7 news report “Charite Disc Prosthesis, Dec 16, 2004
  • Detroit Free Press, “A Breakthrough in Treating that Pain in Your Back” Feb 8, 2005, quoted in article about artificial disc replacement
  • Heronwood Home Owners Association Vice president. 1995-2001
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart Annual Benefit Chair Committee
  • MENSA

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