Alain Montegut, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Montegut is the Director, Global Health Primary Care Initiative in the Department of Family Medicine, Boston University. He received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the Brown University/Memorial Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He began his career as a solo family physician in a rural town in Maine and after ten years helped create and practiced in a group practice. Dr. Montegut began teaching part time while in practice and expanded his faculty activities at the Maine Medical Center where he then served as Residency Director from 2001-07. There, he was also the Director of a Division of International Health Improvement. His experience in international consulting has spanned close to two decades. Dr. Montegut served as the director of the USSR/Russian Family Medicine Development Project from 1989 until 1995. In 1995, Dr. Montegut began a consultative relationship with the Ministry of Health, Vietnam. There, he has directed several projects that have led to the creation of the specialty of Family Medicine and postgraduate training programs in the specialty. In addition, Dr. Montegut is directing medical education projects in Laos and Cambodia, consulting for the Ministries of Health of Saudi Arabia and China and for medical schools in Armenia, Hungary, Oman, and Bahrain. Dr. Montegut has been a member of the AAFP Commission on Education and currently serves on the AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives Advisory Council. He was the recipient of the 2001 AAFP Humanitarian Award, the 2005 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Gabe Smilkstein Memorial Award for Leadership in International Education and the 2006 North East Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Power to Change Our World Award. Dr. Montegut is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, and is the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Regional President for North America.