Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit
Mayo Clinic


Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 550 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in clinical medicine worldwide in the last decade.

Previously a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, he is now a Senior Advisor in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency. He also serves in the Editorial Advisory Board for the BMJ, and as Director of Late Stage Translational Research at the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making, and developer of the concept of minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic’s KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Patient Engagement

Shared Decision-Making for Good Clinical Care: Better, but Not Easier

Active patient involvement and patient autonomy can be burdensome to patients, especially when they are faced with serious illness. The primary goal of shared decision-making is not autonomy, but good care that fits patients’ lives.

Victor Montori Talk Still: The Invisible Work of the Patient

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

The Invisible Work of the Patient

Clinicians need to work with patients to understand not only what’s the matter with their biology, but also what matters to their biography.

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

What Happens When We Can’t Cope — Part 2

Do we give patients more work, more choice, or both?

Care Redesign
Relentless Reinvention

What Happens When We Can’t Cope — Part 1

Increased workload is only part of the problem when it comes to physicians’ — and patients’ — inability to cope.

Victor Montori01 Panel Clip Still: New Healthcare Innovation: Let Humans Do the Human Thing

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Relentless Reinvention

Allow Humans to Do the Human Thing

New innovations can often be yet another thing clinicians have to do on top of everything else, except when they do just the opposite.

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