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German Montoya, M.D.
  • April 08, 1935
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  • March 22, 2023

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German Montoya, M.D., age 87, of Orlando, Florida, passed away March 22, 2023. Born in La.Victoria, Valle, Colombia, he served in the Colombian military before earning his medical degree from National University in Bogota in 1961. He then moved to the United States for an Internship at Mercy Hospital in 1962; and from there he went on to complete residencies in General Surgery and Neurology, and a Neurosurgical Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. During this time, he also spent a year doing research in London, England, as an Academic and Senior Registrar at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Montoya became a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, serving as a Commander at the Naval Hospital Memphis in Millington, TN. He moved to Orlando, FL in 1972, and spent more than 40 years as a dedicated surgeon to the Central Florida community. Over the years, he served as the Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery for both Florida Hospital and Orlando Health; and he was among the first neurosurgeons to bring pediatric services to the children in this area. He was passionate about Neuro Trauma and remained on the ORMC Trauma call panel until his surgical retirement in 2016. He continued to see clinic patients until he was 85 years old.

He was a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Florida Neurological Society and various other professional organizations over the years.

Dr. Montoya enjoyed an appreciation of European motorcars, traveling with his wife and family, the beach and sailing, road cycling, all styles of music, historical and science fiction novels, and visiting Orlando’s fine dining establishments.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 35 years, Vicki; children Ivich Neuville (David), Jean Paul (Anna), Nicole Rich (Ryan), Danielle Burgoon (Mike), Austin (Allison), and Alexander (Virginia). And 10 adoring grandchildren, Amanda, Madeleine & Caitlin Neuville; Maxine & Tex Montoya; Merritt & Walker Rich; Abigail Burgoon; and Camille & Mary Montoya.

The funeral service will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke on Friday, April 28 at 11 am, followed by a gathering at The University Club of Orlando. Arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers of Winter Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Orlando Health Foundation Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Regional Medical Center.




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Date & Time:
April 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM

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  1. Lisa says:
    06 May 2023
    I quad the pleasure of working with Dr Montoya for 32 years. He was a man who demanded respect, was great to work for, his knowledge and empathy towards his patients was to be admired. He is a tremendous loss for the Orlando Health and the community it serves

  2. Lisa says:
    06 May 2023
    Worked with Dr Montoya for 34 years. His presence demanded respect, he was so very good to work with. His knowledge and empathy for the many patients he treated was remarkable. He was a true asset to the Orlando community, and surely missed. Prayers to his family during this time.

  3. Lisa Barnhorst lit a candle:
    06 May 2023
    Lit since May 6, 2023 at 5:51:27 PM

  4. María Isabel Lopez says:
    28 Apr 2023
    I will remember you forever uncle with much love
    María Isabel

  5. María Isabel Lopez says:
    28 Apr 2023
    I will remember you forever uncle with much love

  6. María Isabel Lopez lit a candle:
    28 Apr 2023
    Lit since April 28, 2023 at 4:07:21 PM

  7. Grady McBride MD says:
    28 Apr 2023
    What a class act! German and I began working together after I began practicing in Orlando over 30 years ago. We worked as a team to bring the latest surgical techniques to treat patients with devastating spinal injuries so that they had faster recoveries and could be mobilized quickly. As a surgeon he was one of best I’ve ever seen and always a pleasure to wok with. He was always a gentleman and a class act as a surgeon. .He set the highest standards of professional care for his patients! German loved Porsche sports cars, fine dining and sailing among his numerous hobbies. He will be missed not only by me but also the thousands of patients he treated over the years! Happy sailing on the clouds German!

  8. Elizabeth lit a candle:
    28 Apr 2023
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  9. Joe & Diane Whitley posted an image:
    21 Apr 2023
    German & Joe on Easter sail
    German & Joe on Easter sail

  10. Joe & Diane Whitley says:
    21 Apr 2023
    German was not only an accomplished physician, but rare in his field - a "people" person. We met him first as our customer, as he loved sailing. Got to know and appreciate him and his extended family better over the years racing and cruising together. Relied on him when he became our physician and greatly improved the quality of our lives. Left with many stories and wonderful memories, we will miss him. Joe & Diane Whitley

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    13 Apr 2023
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  12. Debbie MacLaughlin says:
    12 Apr 2023
    It is difficult to put into words how much Dr. Montoya will be missed! He was absolutely wonderful to work for. I have so many great memories from staff outings and our monthly meetings at ONA. It was a blessing to get to work for him again at Spine & Brain Neurosurgery. His all around knowledge was amazing... Not just in the field of Neurosurgery, but with wine, art, history, geography etc. He truly cared and loved showing us pictures of his Grandchildren and bragging about his wonderful family :)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  13. Sarah St. Louis, MD says:
    12 Apr 2023
    Dr. Montoya hired my father out of neurosurgery training and they became partners for many years. I have fond memories of sailing and going to the beach with him and his family, as well as working in the office as a teenager. He was an absolutely talented surgeon and friend to our family and I will never forget him.

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  16. Marti Behrmann says:
    07 Apr 2023
    Dr. Montoya was always so supportive to me in whatever field I worked in, and became a dear friend to me as did his beautiful wife. I will forever be grateful for the education and good times we all shared. He will be greatly missed. God's blessings to he and his family.
    Marti Behrmann

  17. Reginald Tall says:
    05 Apr 2023
    Dr. Montoya welcomed me to the spinal community 33 years ago with open arms. I will always cherish his wisdom and guidance throughout my career.
    Our prayers are with you,
    Reggie Tall, MD

  18. Reginald Tall says:
    05 Apr 2023
    Dr. Montoya welcomed me to the spinal community 33 years ago with open arms. I will always cherish his wisdom and guidance throughout my career.
    Our prayers are with you .

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    05 Apr 2023
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  20. Magali Lopez says:
    03 Apr 2023
    My son Esau Mercado was treated by Dr. Montoya 33 years ago. Dr. Montoya was an amazing soul. A very kind, smart and knowledgeable neurosurgeon. RIP

  21. Magali Lopez lit a candle:
    03 Apr 2023
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  22. Barry Sieger says:
    29 Mar 2023
    German was a friendly, polite doctor, who would always have time to chat with his colleagues. He was a capable, well trained neurosurgeon.
    He had many interesting pastimes; it was a treat to hear about these. We will miss him a lot. I worked with him about 30 years.

    Barry Sieger, MD

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