Medical School: State Univ. of New York, 1976; M.D.
Internship: Washington Univ., St. Louis, 1977
Residency: Washington Univ., St. Louis, 1980
Fellowships: State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, 1975-76 (neurophysiology)
Washington Univ., St. Louis, 1980-82 (motor neurophysiology and movement disorders)
Office: SC 360A, 1720 7th Ave S, Birmingham AL 35294-0017
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Dr. Montgomery received his M.D. from the State University of New York School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology in the laboratory of Sir John Eccles. He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine, residency in neurology and fellowship in Motor Neurophysiology and Movement Disorders at Washington University.
Before joining UAB, Dr. Montgomery was the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Roger Duvoisin Fellowship from the American Parkinson Disease Association and the Roland Mackay Award from the American Academy of Neurology. Additionally, he was elected to the American Neurological Association, a prestigious honor reserved for those neurologists who are most distinguished in the field.
For the last 30 years, Dr. Montgomery's research has focused on understanding how the brain controls movement and what goes wrong with that control when a person develops Parkinson's Disease. His main research and clinical practice are focused on Movement Disorders. This includes Parkinson's disease, Deep Brain Stimulation, dystonia, tremors, and other movement disorders. Additionally, Dr. Montgomery is actively conducting basic laboratory research in basal ganglia physiology and pathophysiology. Studies include electrophysiological and behavioral studies in humans and computational modeling and simulations. Dr. Montgomery's research includes attempting to understand how Deep Brain Stimulation is so effective for treating a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders and exploring new uses of brain stimulation.