Dr. Montagnini is the director of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Palliative Care Program. He also developed and directs the University of Michigan Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program which was accredited in 2008. Dr. Montagnini oversees palliative care program development for the VA Integrated Service Network (VISN)11, which includes eight hospitals in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. He belongs to several professional organizations, and leads regional and national geriatrics and palliative care committees. He has authored several publications in palliative care and has presented his work nationally and internationally. His academic interests include hospice and palliative medicine education, rehabilitation in palliative care, palliative care program development and palliative care applied to geriatric populations.
Areas of Interest
Clinical Interests: Geriatrics pain management, rehabilitation and palliative medicine
Research Interests: Utilization of hospice and palliative care among geriatric patients, medical education and home care
Medical School: Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas, 1986
Residency: Irmandade Da Santa Casa De Misericordia De Sao Paulo, Internal Medicine, 1988; Hospital Das Clinicas De Sao Paulo, Internal Medicine, 1989; Hospital Das Clinical De Sao Paulo, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1991; Boston VA Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1995
Fellowship: Internal Medicine Geriatrics, University of Michigan Health System, 1998
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine