David Montag Jr

Assistant Professor


My general philosophy on medicine is to establish a partnership with my patients and to explain/provide all possible treatment options for a broad range of general otolaryngology issues including complex facial trauma, hearing loss and other ear disorders, common pediatric problems, thyroid problems, salivary gland disease, voice disorders.  One of my primary reasons for working here is to help train and educate otolaryngology (ENT) residents.   My career to date has been focused on caring for people that do not have ready access to medical care whether that be in rural areas or urban centers, putting myself where people need care the most. 


General otolaryngology


Undergrad:  Case Western Reserve University, BS in biomedical engineering
Med School: University of Pittsburgh
Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center
Residency: University of Minnesota, Otolaryngology
Grad School: University of Pittsburgh, MS in bioengineering

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and Recognitions

  • Department Chair of Otolaryngology, Hennepin Healthcare (2023-)
  • Interim Department Chair of Otolaryngology, Hennepin Healthcare (2021-2023)
  • Otolaryngology resident Site Director, Hennepin Healthcare (2019-2021)

Professional Associations

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery


  • Montag DT, Jethwa AR, Odland RM. Novel technique to diagnose parotid duct injuries at the bedside using fluorescein. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;34(2):308-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.10.017. Epub 2015 Oct 23. PMID: 26614582.
  • Lemster BH, Michel JJ, Montag DT, Paat JJ, Studenski SA, Newman AB, Vallejo AN. Induction of CD56 and TCR-independent activation of T cells with aging. J Immunol. 2008 Feb 1;180(3):1979-90. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.180.3.1979. PMID: 18209097.
  • Montag DT, Lotze MT. Rapid flow cytometric measurement of cytokine-induced phosphorylation pathways [CIPP] in human peripheral blood leukocytes. Clin Immunol. 2006 Nov;121(2):215-26. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2006.06.013. Epub 2006 Sep 7. PMID: 16959540.



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