Rochester, Minnesota




The research of Victor M. Montori, M.D., takes place in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Montori is interested in how knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes.

Dr. Montori also serves as director of the Health Care Delivery Research Program in the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

Focus areas

  • Clinical decision making in patients with chronic conditions (such as diabetes) and the relationship between the quality of decision making and patient outcomes
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Evidence-based clinical practice
  • Patient-centered care
  • Minimally disruptive medicine

Significance to patient care

Patients with chronic conditions are exposed to poorly coordinated health care that pursues goals that may differ from those of the patient. As a result, their care is complex and often overwhelming, with lower-quality outcomes than expected.

Shared decision making enables patients and clinicians to share the best available research evidence and make decisions that better reflect the patient's values and preferences. Minimally disruptive medicine focuses on pursuing the patient's goals (preventing premature death, feeling better, and living without hindrance from complications of disease or treatment) while reducing the treatment burden.

Together, they offer hope of patient-centered care to our most vulnerable (and expensive) patients.

Professional highlights

  • Chair, International Shared Decision Making Conference (Lima, Peru), 2013
  • Chair, Special Emphasis Panel — Diabetes Translational Research (National Institutes of Health, 2010 and 2012
  • Steering Committee Member, International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration, 2009-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2009-present

Recent Publications

See my publications

Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Endocrinology

Joint Appointment

  1. Health Sciences Research

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Research Fellowship Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University
  2. Fellow Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. MS - Biomedical Research Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Chief Resident Department of Internal Medicine
  5. Resident Department of Internal Medicine
  6. MD Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

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