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Elizabeth Anne Montgomery, M.D.

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Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish


Bone Tumors, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Pathology, Soft Tissue Tumors, Stomach Cancer

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal diseases; Soft tissue tumors


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-9790 | Fax: 443-287-3818


Dr. Elizabeth Anne Montgomery is a professor of pathology, oncology and orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She specializes in gastrointestinal pathology and soft tissue pathology and reviews biopsy specimens from patients at Johns Hopkins and from around the world.

Dr. Montgomery completed her M.D. degree at George Washington University in 1984. Following her pathology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she served at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology until 1992, whereupon she joined the staff at Georgetown University with joint appointments in Pathology and Gastroenterology. She has been on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1999.

Her research interests include several topics in gastrointestinal pathology, especially Barrett esophagus. Additionally, she has studied soft tissue pathology including telomeres in translocation-associated sarcomas compared to chromosome unstable types.

She is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and cytopathology. She is an author of many scholarly publications on gastrointestinal and esophageal pathology and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. more



  • MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine (1984)


  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center / Pathology (1988)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology / Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (1988)
  • American Board of Pathology / Cytopathology (1994)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Montgomery’s research interests are primarily related to gastrointestinal pathology, especially Barrett esophagus, esophageal carcinomas, stomach polyps and cancers, and soft tissue pathology.

Selected Publications

Waters KM, Salimian KJ, Voltaggio L, Montgomery EA. Refined Criteria for Separating Low-grade Dysplasia and Nondysplastic Barrett Esophagus Reduce Equivocal Diagnoses and Improve Prediction of Patient Outcome: A 10-Year Review. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Dec;42(12):1723-1729. PubMed PMID: 30234520.

Salimian KJ, Waters KM, Eze O, Pezhouh MK, Tarabishy Y, Shin EJ, Canto MI, Voltaggio L, Montgomery EA. Definition of Barrett Esophagus in the United States: Support for Retention of a Requirement for Goblet Cells. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Feb;42(2):264-268. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000971. PubMed PMID: 29016405.

Singhi AD, Arnold CA, Lam-Himlin DM, Nikiforova MN, Voltaggio L, Canto MI, McGrath KM, Montgomery EA. Targeted next-generation sequencing supports epidermoid metaplasia of the esophagus as a precursor to esophageal squamous neoplasia. Mod Pathol. 2017 Nov;30(11):1613-1621. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2017.73. Epub 2017 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 28731047.

Pittman ME, Voltaggio L, Bhaijee F, Robertson SA, Montgomery EA. Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis: Recognizing Precursor Lesions for Appropriate Patient Evaluation. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Dec;39(12):1611-20.

Voltaggio L, Montgomery EA. Gastrointestinal tract spindle cell lesions--just like real estate, it's all about location. Mod Pathol. 2015 Jan;28 Suppl1:S47-66. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2014.126. Review. PubMed PMID: 25560599.

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