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Alberto Montero, MD

Alberto Montero, MD



64 Ratings 22 Reviews


Hematology and Oncology, Medical Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Director, Breast Cancer Program, UH Seidman Cancer Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Alberto Montero, MD, MBA, CPHQ, is clinical director of the Breast Cancer Medical Oncology Program at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and an associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Montero has been in academic practice for over 13 years and has demonstrated a strong track record of clinical research in breast cancer. Prior to joining the UH Seidman Cancer Center team, Dr. Montero spent seven years at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as a staff physician in the hematology and oncology department, as well as chief quality improvement officer and patient experience officer. Before that, Dr. Montero was on staff at University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center as Breast Cancer Site Disease Group co-leader, and at the Medical University of South Carolina Division of Hematology/Oncology.

Dr. Montero graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Texas at Austin and earned his medical degree from University of Texas, Galveston. He also earned his MBA at University of Miami School of Business. He completed his internal medicine residency training at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and his hematology-oncology fellowship at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Montero is very active in breast cancer research and has served as Principal Investigator in numerous clinical trials. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has served on numerous committees and editorial boards, including serving as associate editor for Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, and recently has served as a reviewer and study chair for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP). He is a member of several professional societies, including American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Cancer Research, and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.

Honors and awards Dr. Montero has received include membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research Pap Corps Fellowship, and the ASCO/AACR Methods in Cancer Research Workshop and School of Breast Oncology Course travel awards.


  • ER-Positive Breast Cancer
  • HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer


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Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

64 Ratings

Patient Comments (22)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I couldn't be happier with the care that I am receiving at UH. Everyone from medical, nursing, pharmacist to office staff have been professional with smiling faces. They all treated me with dignity and compassion during this unexpected journey. I feel blessed.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Love coming to UH the hospital has made it a easy and comfortable experience thank you

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
My care is great *** Dr Montero and *** show me nothing but the best care and compassion. ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Montero is an amazing doctor. He listens carefully and provides feedback that is backed by science and facts. He is straight forward. He is compassionate. He is kind and patient. He always takes into consideration that you have a choice in your care and he encourages healthy habits outside of your routine care. He listens to me as a patient that advocates and is proactive in my own health. He is very good at providing feedback that again is back by science versus just an opinion. *** He always gives great feed back as the whether it is safe and beneficial. He cares about his patients well being. Both physically and emotionally. He has always pointed me in the right direction. It's scary to have to trust someone with your life. But I absolutely 100% trust Dr. Montero. He treats you as a human being, not just another patient that is being rushed through the clinic. We need more Dr's like Dr. Montero.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I see Dr. Montero on a regular basis and he has a friendly, easy going personality, and puts my mind at ease, especially when discussing test results, and also we enjoy chit chatting with him about other things, too.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Great compilation and explained everything and answered questions and concerns

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Montero and staffers AWESOME !!!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Extremely comfortable with his decisions for extended care. Very calm, intelligent, compassionate Doctor. I feel lucky that I am able to have him as my Oncologist.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
It is always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Montero

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Montero is overseeing my cancer treatment. He is outstanding. Knowledgeable and accessible. Trust him to give me great care.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent doctor

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I am appreciative of Dr. Montero's manner: straight-forward, informative, knows my case though he has seen me twice only, reassuring but factual. Never seems rushed. Gives me confidence.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Montero is an exceptional provider who is always engaged with his patients. He demonstrates genuine care and compassion for his patients.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent care since *** all the Drs technicians receptionist surgeon everyone was nice and caring towards me I thank everyone

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Always excellent care and attention.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Experience was good.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I have received exceptional service everyone has been really nice through these difficult times

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Montero and his team always follow up with me!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Montero was very informative and compassionate

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Montero and team ARE WONDERFUL !!!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Montero is always courteous, listens to my concerns and addresses any problems with my *** cancer.

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2002 - 2005)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston (1999 - 2002)

Other Education
University Of Miami (2013)

Medical Education
University Of Texas Medical Branch Medical School, Galveston (1999)

University Of Texas At Austin (1994)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Alberto Montero did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.