Guy H Montgomery

Guy H Montgomery, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences

Research Topics:

Behavior, Cancer

Within the Department of Oncological Sciences at ISMMS, Dr. Montgomery holds three titles – Associate Professor, Director of the Integrative Behavioral Medicine Program, and Director of the NIH funded R25T Post-Doctoral Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control. Dr. Montgomery also has an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and is Director of Psychological Services at Mount Sinai’s Dubin Breast Center. He has a secondary appointment in Psychiatry. He is a past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Psychological Hypnosis (Division 30), and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1995, completed a fellowship Psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1997, and received post-doctoral training in health economics at Columbia University. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed empirical articles, and has received funding from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Montgomery has extensive experience in studying breast cancer patients’ experiences of cancer and its treatment, and using his discoveries to develop psychosocial interventions to improve patients’ quality of life. Dr. Montgomery’s work has been recognized not only in scholarly contexts (e.g., conferences, journals), but also in the national and international media. His work has been discussed in multiple media outlets, including: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, ABC News, CBS News, and NPR. Dr. Montgomery is also committed to mentoring and cancer education, through his stewardship of NIH R25E and R25T awards, through his service to NCI Review committees, and through his direct mentoring of pre- and post-doctoral fellows in cancer prevention and control.

Clinical Focus

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Claustrophobia
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Cancer Biology [CAB], Neuroscience [NEU]


BA, State University of New York at Binghamton

PhD, University of Connecticut

Columbia Univeristy

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)