Robert Montgomery MD, D.Phil, FACS

NYU Langone Transplant Institute

Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, is the inaugural recipient of the Margery K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professorship in Kidney Transplantation. He is a Professor of Surgery, Director of the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program, Chief of the Division of Transplantation, and Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, at the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. He received his Doctor of Medicine with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Balliol College, The University of Oxford, England in Molecular Immunology. Montgomery completed his general surgical training, multi-organ transplantation fellowship, and postdoctoral fellowship in Human Molecular Genetics at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Montgomery has been involved in the development of innovative approaches to expanding live donor renal transplantation including: the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, positive crossmatch and ABO incompatible transplantation, paired kidney exchange, and altruistic donor programs. His other clinical interests include the use of expanded criteria donors and pulsatile perfusion pumping to preserve and rescue organs that previously were not used for transplantation. Dr. Montgomery has been the principle investigator on several extramural and NIH grants for the basic science study of the mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory effect of plasmapheresis and incompatible transplantation, as well as gene and cell based therapies in solid organ transplantation.