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Lisa M. Montes, MD


Dr. Lisa Montes is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in general pediatric medicine and inpatient pediatric care including newborn care. She has supported and participated in mentorship and literacy programs throughout her career to encourage young people to enter the medical field. She is a superuser of Kaiser Permanente’s Electronic Medical Record and instructs other Southern California Permanente Medical Group pediatric partners in its use. Dr. Montes has presented and lectured within Kaiser Permanente as well as locally to Kaiser Permanente community partners.

Education and Training

  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency Program, University of California, San Francisco at Fresno
  • Chief Resident of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco at Fresno


Selected Prior Positions

1989-1991 Organic Chemistry Tutor, Academic Advancement Program (AAP)
University of California, Los Angeles
2001-present Pediatric Physician
Southern California Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente South Bay
2002-present Founder and Co-Coordinator, Reach Out and Read Program
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
2007 Educator, fluoride project and dental education
CEN-CINAI Naranjo, Costa Rica
2014-2018 Vice President
Alliance in Mentorship
2016-present Faculty, HealthConnect Essentials Pediatrics
Kaiser Permanente Regional Faculty
2018-2019 CEO and President
Alliance in Mentorship


Selected Honors and Awards

2008 RJ Erickson Diversity Achievement Certificate
Ronald Knox, Kaiser Permanente Diversity Policy and Strategy
2009 Certificate of Recognition
Mayor, City of Carson, California
2009 Certificate of Recognition
Los Angeles Board of Education, Dr. Richard Vladovic
2009 Physician Champion of the year
Regional Kaiser Permanente Hippocrates Circle Program
2010 Certificate of Appreciation
California Assemblyman Warren Furutani, 55th district
2014 Recognition of Exceptional Clinical Excellence
Kaiser Permanente South Bay
2016 Facilitator for physician panel
Latino Physicians of California Symposium (LPOC)
2017 Guest lecturer
University of Southern California UpwardBound Math and Science Summer Program
2018 Mentor Advisor Workshop, facilitator and lecturer
Medical School Ready Program
2018 Exceptional Mentor of the Year
Mi Mentor Alma Award

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Montes L, Rodarte A. Department of Anesthesiology, San Diego Children’s Hospital. The Sensitivity Temperament Inventory for Pain (STIP): Assessment of Pediatric Pain Sensitivity and the Influence of Culture on Pain Temperament: Validation of the Spanish Version of the STIP. 1996.