Dr. Kathleen Montone Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
April 06, 2017
Kathleen Montone, MD, is this year's recipient of the 2016-17 Robert Dunning Dripps Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Established in 1984 in the Department of Anesthesia, the award is named for Dr. Robert Dunning Dripps, a pioneer in the specialty of anesthesia and chair of the department from 1943 to 1972. The award recognizes excellence as an educator of residents and fellows in clinical care, research, teaching or administration.
Dr. Montone is a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She graduated from Penn State University’s College of Medicine in 1989 and completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1989-1993. Following residency, Dr. Montone took a faculty position in the surgical pathology section where she concentrated her service efforts on head and neck, endocrine and infectious disease pathology. In 2010, Dr. Montone was named the surgical pathology fellowship director and in 2011 was named the chief of the surgical pathology section. In 2014, she was selected to oversee the pathology and laboratory medicine residency training program and in 2015 became the director of anatomic pathology. In 2007 and 2015, Dr. Montone received the Kevin Salhany Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Montone was selected for Penn’s Academy of Master Clinicians in 2015 and graduated from Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship Program in 2016. Professor emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Dr. James Wheeler was the recipient of the Dunning Dripps Award in 1990.
Read the University of Pennsylvania Almanac article.