August 17, 2021

Orthopaedic Surgery Announces New Residency Program Director

Corey Montgomery, M.D., associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been named the new Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) effective July 1.

Montgomery previously served as the Associate Residency Program Director and the Director of Student Clerkships for the last 10 years, consistently innovating in student and resident education and engaging in medical education-related scholarly work. He succeeeds Dale Blasier, M.D., professor, who has held the role since 2003.  John Bracey, M.D., assistant professor, has been appointed as the new Director of Student Clerkships in the department.

The UAMS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is a fully-accredited, five-year program supported by specialized clinical and instructional training that includes a comprehensive core curriculum, monthly grand rounds, a monthly journal club, evidence-based conferences, and weekly subspecialty conferences. Residents train in all orthopaedic subspecialties with clinical rotations at UAMS Health, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital located in Little Rock.

As Director, Montgomery is responsible for the overall administation of the residency program, including ensuring compliance with applicable program requirements, teaching and scholarly activity, resident recruitment and selection, evaluations, resident supervision and clinical training.

Montgomery completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at UAMS followed by a one-year orthopaedic oncology fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He joined the faculty in 2010, specializing in the managmement of malignant and benign tumors of the bone and soft-tissues in both adults and children. He is one of only two fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists in the state of Arkansas.

He is active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS). He has received several accolades for his medical student and resident teaching activities at UAMS, including multiple red sash awards. He has also been the principal investigator on several research projects resulting in peer-reviewed publications.