Thought Leader, Patient Engagement

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 590 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with the most cited papers in clinical medicine worldwide in the last decade. He is now a Senior Advisor of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the BMJ, the board of AcademyHealth, 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. He is a founder of The Patient Revolution, a nonprofit focused on promoting careful and kind patient care, and author of the book Why We Revolt: A Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care.

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Patient Engagement

The Importance of Patience with Patients

How do clinicians work with patients who won’t follow their recommendations?

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Patient Engagement

Leveling the Clinician-Patient Playing Field

Concrete examples of leveling the playing field between clinicians and patients to enable shared decision-making.

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Patient Engagement

Seeing This Patient, not Patients Like This

In shared decision-making — where the patient is the boss — understanding a patient’s situation in high definition leads to understanding which aspect of that situation demands action.

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.


Reading List: Victor Montori

Mayo Clinic Professor of Medicine Victor Montori shares key papers that have shaped his thinking and his research team's work in evidence-based medicine, minimally disruptive medicine, and shared decision-making.

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Care Redesign

A Patient-Centered Culture Focuses on Convenience

Why should we believe something that works at Mayo Clinic would work somewhere else?

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Care Redesign

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

What Happens When We Can’t Cope — Part 2

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

Care Redesign

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.

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Care Redesign

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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