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August 28, 2001

Owen Montgomery, MD, Named Medical Director for Special Projects for Clinical Care Associates of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Owen Montgomery, MD has been appointed Medical Director for Special Projects for the Clinical Care Associates (CCA) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He will also assume the medical leadership of Clinical Care Associates Quality Assurance. The appointments are effective immediately.

CCA is a primary care provider network within the Health System, with individual practices located throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. As Director, he will spearhead the CCA - OB/GYN reorganization project. This seeks to redesign a number of the processes currently used, in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery. Montgomery is looking to develop a model where quality doctors work in cooperation with each other to provide both excellence in patient care, as well as, a forum from which to resolve challenges facing medical practices in the area.

He plans to continue his practice as a CCA physician in Professional Healthcare for Women.

After receiving a BA from Yale University, Montgomery went on to earn his MD from Hahnemann University in 1981. He then completed his internship and residency in OB/GYN at Jefferson Medical College. Montgomery became board-certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology in 1987. He has held assistant professorships in OB/GYN at State University of New York at Stoney Brook and Allegheny University of Health Sciences. Before coming to Penn as a clinical assistant professor in 1998, he held the position at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Over the past two and a half years he has been instrumental in the development of Clinical Guidelines in OB/GYN at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Montgomery has been an active member of numerous academic committees, including the Obstetrical Quality Assurance Committee, Subcommittee Chairman on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, Gynecology Quality Assurance Committee, and the Board of
Governors of the Volunteer Faculty Association. He is currently a member of the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Urogynecology Society, the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society and the North American Society For Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). He is the immediate past Chairman of the Pennsylvania section of ACOG, as well as, the immediate past President of the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society. Since 1998, he has been a member of the ACOG National Advisory Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention.

Montgomery is a joint author of several papers, including Maternal Varicella History as a Factor in Maternal Varicella Antibody Status, with Silverman and Ewing; Massive Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage Treated by Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Transfusion, with Fisher and Grover; and CO2 Response in Pregnant Women after Intrathecal Narcotics , with Arkoosh. He is also a lecturer on the subjects of date rape prevention and physicians' use of the internet.

Montgomery received the Lang Award for Academic Excellence. He was also the recipient of the J. Marion Sims Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1985, the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award in 1989 and 1990, and the Franklin Award for Humanitarianism.

Montgomery and his wife, Kimberly, live with their six children in Sewell, NJ.

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