The Power List 2018
2. Elizabeth Montgomery
“One’s legacy lies in the quality of what follows; seeing former trainees further advance the field of diagnostic pathology is a source of continuous gratification,” says Elizabeth. Board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and cytopathology, Elizabeth has followed her love of pathology from her first medical school experience with the field – despite her initial instincts toward becoming an actress instead! She is now Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Although initially trained in soft tissue pathology, Elizabeth taught herself gastrointestinal pathology, which led her to her current position and allowed her to share her experience through the authorship of 15 textbooks, including the “tumor fascicles” series and another series on biopsy interpretations.
Elizabeth’s current research interests include Barrett’s esophagus and the behavior of telomeres in translocation-associated and chromosome-unstable types. In addition to that work, she most enjoys traveling to give invited seminars and meet international colleagues; in fact, Elizabeth is currently working on her Spanish skills so that she can lecture in that language as well! She also enjoys examining cases with her fellows and is proud of the role she has played in the development of former fellows, many of whom have gone on to great successes.