Rochester, Minnesota


Montori.Victor@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


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.

Focus areas

  • Evidence-based clinical practice
  • Shared decision-making
  • Minimally disruptive medicine
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Significance to patient care

Patients with chronic conditions are often 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, these approaches offer hope of patient-centered care to the most vulnerable (and expensive) patients and help better translate research evidence into practice.

Professional highlights

  • Member, National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012-2015
  • Member, editorial advisory board, The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), 2012-present
  • Member, steering committee, International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration, 2009-present
  • Chair, International Shared Decision Making Conference (Lima, Peru), 2013
  • Chair, Review Panel on Comparative Effectiveness, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), 2013
  • Chair, Special Emphasis Panel, Diabetes Translational Research, National Institutes of Health, 2010, 2012


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Health Care Policy & Research, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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 Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. Chief Resident Department of Internal Medicine
  5. Resident Department of Internal Medicine
  6. MD Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

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