Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
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About Alberto Montero, MD

Dr. Alberto J. Montero is a Staff Physician in the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology. Dr. Montero’s clinical work focuses on breast cancer. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Montero was breast cancer site disease co-leader at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Montero earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, after which he completed a residency in internal medicine on the physician-scientist track at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. He then completed his fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Montero's research interests include improvement of clinical outcomes in patients with breast cancer through the development of novel targeted therapies. He has been the principal investigator in over 30 clinical trials, and has co-authored over 50 peer reviewed publications. He has a particular interest in immune based therapies in breast cancer and other solid malignancies, and better understanding the various mechanisms by which tumors evade the immune system. Dr. Montero also has a keen interest in process improvement in oncology to develop more effective and efficient treatment strategies in breast cancer that lead to better clinical outcomes and ultimately superior quality of care for patients. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Montero has also published several studies examining the cost-effectiveness of several targeted therapies currently utilized for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA

Fellowship - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Hematology / Medical Oncology
Houston, TX USA

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
Galveston, TX USA

Undergraduate - University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX USA

Additional Training

  • MBA University of Miami  Dec-2013


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Immunotherapy, Quality Improvement

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/12/2020, Dr. Montero has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Montero receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • NCH Management Systems, Inc. (dba New Century Health)
  • Welwaze Medical, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

105 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Montero is always easily accessible when I have a question. His answers are clear and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

We love Dr. Montero!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

He has been me provider for 4 years. I was in Moscow, Russia, I was in Glendale, California. I always wanted to know his opinion. He always ready to help.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Montero is an excellent, kind, compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Montero took the time to explain everything to me and answer my questions. I didn't feel rushed at all.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Montero is a very compassionate and personable medical professional. He is a great listener and I have and will continue to recommend him to others!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr Montero made me feel very relaxed and he was extremely informative. He explained things to me in more detail than my other doctor. I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I am very pleased with Dr. Montero's willingness and ability's to discuss treatment options and advances in research. I feel I have the BEST oncologist on my team!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Montero has contacted me twice personally to facilitate more local care for me. I feel very confident in his care

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

No bad experienceProvider is professional and friendly

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Montero makes a hard appointment seem bearable. I ask him a lot of questions and he answers everyone and puts me at ease. He is the BEST!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I would pick Dr. Montero & his staff any day of the week. I would recommend and have recommended them previously!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

I love Dr. Montero!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Montero was very warm and friendly. He was very helpful in his explanations of my health condition, and also his recommendations for my treatment. I appreciated that he included my local oncologist in the discussion of my care.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

*Dr. Montero was wonderful! He came out front to see what was happening/why I wasn't getting my Zometa IV. Then he asked if I'd like to reschedule it at Independence since it's closer to me, and apologized that another department messed up. I did go to Independence the following week. Another trip to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Montero is always attentive and caring. He makes Cleveland Clinic shine above other hospitals!!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Doctor Montero and his nurse who helped me were so wonderful! They explained everything to me and made sure I left with no unanswered questions. My valet driver was also wonderful. I could not find a close parking spot and did not have cash on me, but he told me not to worry about tipping him, that he completely understands. I have about a 2 hour drive to get to the clinic, but I definitely don't mind coming back because of the care and hospitality I was shown.

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