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JAMES MONTIE, M.D., APPOINTED HEAD OF THE UROLOGY SECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEMJames Montie, M.D., has been named head of the Urology Section at the University of Michigan Health System, a post he has filled on an interim basis since March 1997.
Lazar Greenfield, M.D., chairman of the UMHS Surgery Department, recommended Montie for the position, and Medical School Dean Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., approved the appointment.
"I want to emphasize continued sub-specialty expertise within the U-M Urology Section," Montie said, "including endourology and laparoscopy, the study of medical outcomes after treatment, pediatric urology, female urology, and prostate cancer research."
Montie graduated from the U-M Medical School in 1971, then completed a residency in urology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and served as a major in the U.S. Air Force, working as a staff urologist and chief of renal transplant services at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center.
In 1979, after a fellowship in urology at Memorial-Sloan Cancer Center, he returned to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he was head of the Section of Urologic Oncology, chairman of the Cancer Center, and chairman of the Urology Department.
Montie was an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University and a urologist at Cleveland Clinic Florida before joining the Wayne State University faculty in 1991. He spent four years as a professor of urologic oncology at WSU and director of the urological oncology program at the Meyer L. Prentice Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit.
In 1995, Montie joined the faculty at the U-M Medical School and became clinical director of the Urologic Oncology Program at the U-M Cancer Center.
He has written or co-written nearly 150 papers for professional journals and contributed chapters to more than 60 books. He is editor of Seminars in Urologic Oncology and a reviewer for several urology and oncology journals. He was cited in the book The Best Doctors in America, 1992-93 and 1994-95 editions.