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Considered one of the nation’s leading specialists in sports medicine and knee surgery, Jim Montgomery’s accolades are many. An official member of the U.S. Olympic team, he has held the top medical positions in the Olympics organization – as Physician to the U.S. Delegation for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and Head Physician for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona as well as an eight–year stint as the USOC’s Vice Chairman of Sports Medicine. In 2011 Dr. Montgomery was named as one of the 25 Great Physicians in Texas as well as well as one of the 70 Top Knee Surgeons in American with Becker’s ASC Review. Since 1995 Dr. Montgomery has been included in the “Best Doctors in America” list and in D Magazine since its inception.

Dr. Montgomery has trained more than 200 surgeons while serving as Clinical Professor of UT Southwestern. Dr. Montgomery has been honored with the Pete Matson Award twice, as well as the Charles Reinert Award in 2010 for Teaching Excellence, an honor given each year for distinguished educators.

He was honored by the Fort Worth Orthopedic program with their 2002 teaching award. He served as the Dallas Board Review Instructor for knee and sports medicine from 1984-2004. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

A fly-fishing enthusiast, one of Dr. Montgomery’s favorite places is Montana.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1984


  • 25 Great Physicians in Texas by Becker’s Meridian Surgical Partners 2011
  • 70 Top Knee Surgeons in America by Becker’s ASC Review 2011
  • Charles Reinert Teaching Award; 2010
  • The Pete Matsen Award for Teaching Excellence; 1999 and 2005
  • Physician for the US Delegation for the United States Olympic Team, Athens, Greece; 2004
  • Vice Chairman of Sports Medicine United States Olympic Committee; 1992 – 2001
  • Coordinating Physician Pan American Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 1995
  • National Athletic Trainers Association President’s Challenge Award; 1994
  • Membership to the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association; 1994
  • Physician of the Year 1994; Southwest Athletic Trainers Association
  • Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Sports Medicine; 1993-1996
  • Head Physician, 1992 Olympics Games, Barcelona; Spain
  • United States Olympic Committee; 1988 – 2001
  • Attending Physician – Alpine Skiing, Winter Olympics Calgary; 1988
  • Head Physician, Olympic Sports Festival; 1987
  • President, Texas Sports Medicine Society; 1986-1987
  • Team Physician – Soccer, Olympic Sports Festival; 1986
  • Team Physician – Ice Hockey, Olympic Sports Festival; 1985
  • Attending Physician, Olympic Training Center; 1983


Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; 1969 – 1973
Degree – Bachelor of Arts in Biology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX; 1973 – 1977
Degree – Doctor of Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, Dallas, TX; 1977 – 1978
General Surgery

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, Dallas, TX; 1978 – 1982
Orthopedic Surgery

Jack McDaniel A-O Scholarship, Chur-Basel, Switzerland; 1982
Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

Richard Steadman, Barton Memorial Hospital, Lake Tahoe, CA; 1983
Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Knee