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Lori Montagna, MD

​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Lori A. Montagna, M.D., recently joined the faculty at the University of Colorado from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  As an emergency medicine (EM) physician, dually trained in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), Lori Montagna has served in residency leadership for EM, Pediatrics and Family Medicine as the Director of PEM Resident Education.  Her interest in ensuring the proper care of children in emergency departments (ED) spanned to the community, as she co-directed a project to optimize pediatric care in community EDs.  Dr. Montagna’s outside interests also include medical management for sporting events, and she has directed the busiest medical tent for the New York City Marathon for the past several years.  Research interests include pediatric injury prevention and pediatric asthma self-assessment.
Degree Year ​Focus
University of California, Davis, CA B.S. 1992
University of California, San Diego, CA M.D. 1996 Doctor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 1997 Internship, Transitional
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA ​2000 ​Emergency Medicine Residency
​Jacobi Medical Center, New York, NY ​2002 ​Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

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  • ​Montagna LA​, Sarohia M, Major-Monfried H, Winkel M, Sun B, Alpert E, Sanchez G, Newman D. Self-Assessment of Clinical Improvement by Pediatric Patients during an Acute Asthma Exacerbation. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20:S335-336. [abstract]
  • Harper K, Montagna L. It’s complicated: the case of prolonged pediatric resuscitation and ECMO. EM Resident, the Official Publication of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. 2012:39(4):30-31.
  • L, Nelson, B. Real-time readings: to aspirate or not to aspirate? Emergency Physicians Monthly. 2011:18(7):5-6.
  • Infinite Appreciation Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2013.
  • Best of SAEM: Gallery of Excellence, poster presentation, SAEM Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Justin Micalizzi Memorial Institute for Healthcare Improvement Scholarship, 2008.