U of M 
Section of Urology


James E. Montie, M.D.

Valassis Professor of Urologic Oncology

Chairman, Department of Urology

My professional training and expertise has been entirely in the field of urologic oncology.  I did a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under Dr. Willet Whitmore, Jr. in 1978-1979.  I then returned to The Cleveland Clinic as Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology.  I became Chairman of the Section of Urology in 1983, a position I held until 1985.  In 1988, I moved to The Cleveland Clinic Florida as Head of the Department of Urology and stayed there until 1991 when I became Director of the Urologic Oncology Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine in the Meyer L. Prentice Comprehensive Cancer Center in Detroit.  In February of 1995, I became Professor in the Section of Urology and Director of the Urologic Oncology Program at The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In May of 1998, I became Head of the Section of Urology.  In July of 2001 I became Chairman of the newly formed Department of Urology.

My strongest area of clinical interest has been in bladder cancer and prostate cancer.  Clinical research has focused on developing new types of bladder replacement, investigating the perioperative risks and complications of radical cystectomy, and improving surgical outcomes after radical prostatectomy.

I am a founding member and past President of the Society of Urologic Oncology; member of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; former member of the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC); Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Task Force of the AJCC; Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Advisory Committee to the State of Michigan, Department of Pubic Health; member of the American Cancer Society Advisory Group on Prostate Cancer; member of AUA Task Force on Guidelines for Bladder Cancer; and a member of the organizing Committee of the State of Michigan Consensus Conference on Prostate Cancer.

Curriculum Vitae

For more information, Dr. Montie can be contacted at:

Department of Urology
University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0330

Office Number: (734)764-0251
Fax Number: (734)936-9127
Appointments: (734) 647-8903