Board-certified cardiologist David E. Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., known across the nation as â€œDr. Dave,â€ the heart health expert and motivational speaker, has joined Piedmont Heart Institute.
With a special focus on preventive cardiology, Dr. Montgomery uses medical practice, mass media, seminars and blogging to educate the public about the ever-changing world of medical science and to help uncover tools to achieve optimal health. His community outreach work has earned a number of awards, including the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.
Prior to joining Piedmont Heart, Dr. Montgomery was on the hospital staff of Chicagoâ€™s Resurrection Medical Center in the medical intensive care unit. His special clinical interests include preventing and treating cardiovascular disease in young adults, athletes and those who are overweight or obese.
Dr. Montgomery is board-certified in both cardiology and internal medicine and brings more than 15 years of education and training to Piedmont Heart. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he continued his medical training including an internship and residency in internal medicine as well as clinical and advanced fellowships in cardiology. He also holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.