Christopher Montgomery is the Director of Anesthesia for Shriner's Hospital for Children, Lexington and Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the University of Kentucky. His special interests include pediatric regional anesthesia and pain management. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty certification in Pain Management and Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Dr. Montgomery graduated from Washington and Jefferson College then obtained both a Master’s of Science in Toxicology and a Medical Degree with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky. He completed a residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of Kentucky where he has remained on staff since 1989.
Dr. Montgomery is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, the International Anesthesia Research Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain. He remains active in both teaching and research at the UK College of Medicine, serving since 1992 as Director for a senior level course in Clinical Pharmacology where he has received Teaching and Clerkship Excellence awards.
My passion is caring for patients. I've worked in research and teaching, but there's nothing like helping a child and their parent or caregiver safely through anesthetic care. That really drives me and brings me to work.
A big part of the American Society of Anesthesiology is the Perioperative Surgical Home. It's a patient-centered, physician-driven multidisciplinary team. We provide wrap-around care, which helps patients receive better healthcare at a reduced cost.
When I started here, some patients who had major hip and back surgeries stayed for upwards of seven days. Now, with this perioperative surgical home model, patients often leave one to two days after surgery due to a more effective combination of medicines and better surgical techniques. These patients aren't being rushed out of the hospital, but are satisfied and pain-free because we can provide better care.
- Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Specialty
- fixes empty view field issue
Training & Education
Certifications and Special Training
Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.See list of insurers