Robert A. Montgomery, M.D., D.Phil.
Dr. Montgomery was part of the team that performed the world’s first live donor kidney removal using minimally invasive techniques. He led the team that performed the first triple swap kidney transplant and 5-way domino transplant. He is considered a world’s expert on kidney transplantation for highly-sensitized and ABO incompatible patients. His work with patients in these programs has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS, ABC and NBC Evening News, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and in USA Today, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has received important awards and distinctions including a Fulbright Scholarship and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and memberships in the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor societies. He has been awarded multiple scholarships from The American College of Surgeons and The American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
He runs a laboratory that is focused on the mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory effect of plasmapheresis, as well as gene and cell based therapies for ameliorating ischemia/reperfusion injury to transplanted organs.
Innovative approaches to expanding live donor renal transplantation including:
- The laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, positive crossmatch, and ABO incompatible transplantation
- Paired kidney exchange
- Altruistic donor programs
- Use of expanded criteria donors and pulsatile perfusion pumping to preserve and rescue these organs