Transformation that works

Montgomery Douglas, MD

Chair, Department of Family Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Montgomery Douglas, MD has been in primary care practice for his entire professional career, beginning in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and Jamaica, Queens in 1989, until most recently in East Harlem, NYC.  While it included a variety of roles – core faculty in a family medicine residency program, private solo practitioner, residency program director, hospital department chair, and medical school department chairman – he has assumed these responsibilities within the context of seeing his primary care patients in continuity…often following them wherever the care was needed, including in the office, clinic, home, hospital, emergency department and Labor and Delivery.

Dr. Douglas' journey in Connecticut began at the University of Hartford, where he graduated summa cum laude after spending only 3 years there.  He went on to Cornell University Medical College for his medical doctorate, followed by the University of Rochester School of Medicine for his family medicine residency. 

For the past 9 years, Dr. Douglas served as Chair of Family and Community Medicine, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College in Westchester, NY. On February 5, 2016 he returned home to family in the Greater Hartford area, assuming the position of Department Chair at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.