PA) -- Owen Montgomery, MD has been appointed Medical
Director for Special Projects for the Clinical Care
Associates (CCA) of the University of Pennsylvania Health
System. He will also assume the medical leadership of
Clinical Care Associates Quality Assurance. The appointments
are effective immediately.
CCA is a primary care provider network within the Health
System, with individual practices located throughout
Philadelphia, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
As Director, he will spearhead the CCA - OB/GYN reorganization
project. This seeks to redesign a number of the processes
currently used, in order to improve the effectiveness
and efficiency of care delivery. Montgomery is looking
to develop a model where quality doctors work in cooperation
with each other to provide both excellence in patient
care, as well as, a forum from which to resolve challenges
facing medical practices in the area.
He plans to continue his practice as a CCA physician
in Professional Healthcare for Women.
After receiving a BA from Yale University, Montgomery
went on to earn his MD from Hahnemann University in
1981. He then completed his internship and residency
in OB/GYN at Jefferson Medical College. Montgomery became
board-certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology in 1987. He
has held assistant professorships in OB/GYN at State
University of New York at Stoney Brook and Allegheny
University of Health Sciences. Before coming to Penn
as a clinical assistant professor in 1998, he held the
position at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Over
the past two and a half years he has been instrumental
in the development of Clinical Guidelines in OB/GYN
at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Montgomery has been an active member of numerous academic
committees, including the Obstetrical Quality Assurance
Committee, Subcommittee Chairman on Maternal Morbidity
and Mortality, Gynecology Quality Assurance Committee,
and the Board of
Governors of the Volunteer Faculty Association. He is
currently a member of the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the
American Urogynecology Society, the Philadelphia Obstetrical
Society and the North American Society For Pediatric
and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). He is the immediate
past Chairman of the Pennsylvania section of ACOG, as
well as, the immediate past President of the Philadelphia
Obstetrical Society. Since 1998, he has been a member
of the ACOG National Advisory Committee for Sexual Assault
Montgomery is a joint author of several papers, including
Maternal Varicella History as a Factor in Maternal Varicella
Antibody Status, with Silverman and Ewing; Massive Fetal
Maternal Hemorrhage Treated by Percutaneous Umbilical
Blood Transfusion, with Fisher and Grover; and CO2 Response
in Pregnant Women after Intrathecal Narcotics , with
Arkoosh. He is also a lecturer on the subjects of date
rape prevention and physicians' use of the internet.
Montgomery received the Lang Award for Academic Excellence.
He was also the recipient of the J. Marion Sims Award
for Excellence in Teaching in 1985, the Faculty Teacher
of the Year Award in 1989 and 1990, and the Franklin
Award for Humanitarianism.
Montgomery and his wife, Kimberly, live with their six
children in Sewell, NJ.
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