Philip Montenigro

M.D., Ph.D Dual Degree Candidate and Graduate Student Researcher in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department

Phone: 617-414-8381

Fax: 617-638-5679


Location: 72 E. Concord Street B7800, Boston, MA 02118


Philip Montenigro graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston University’s Metropolitan College. He worked full-time with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program to afford his part-time education. Philip became a member of the CTE Center in the summer of 2010. During this same time, he was accepted at and matriculated to the Boston University School of Medicine.

The following summer, Philip was awarded a Medical Student Summer Research Grant to investigate exposure variables for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). He placed second at the Research Poster Symposium. His experiences at the CTE Center motivated a successful application to the Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology combined M.D./Ph.D. Vesalius academic training program.

CTE Center Role

Philip is a Graduate Researcher at the CTE Center. He is involved with all of the of the CTE Center’s clinical research studies including the Brain Donation Registry, and the LEGEND, CONTACT, and DETECT studies.

Research Interests

Philip is interested in discerning exposure variables and risk models for CTE in order to better understand the anatomical, clinical, and neuropathological progression of the disease.