Meet the Team

Dr. Jose Montoya is working to discover causes and develop treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome through the Stanford Initiative on Infection-Associated Chronic Diseases

Dr. Jose G. Montoya

Head of the ME/CFS Initiative at Stanford University


Dr. Montoya is originally from Cali, Colombia and completed his medical degree with honors at the Universidad del Valle. He trained in Internal Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. Following his residency, he completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University in Palo Alto under the mentorship of Dr. Jack S. Remington. 

He is currently Professor of Medicine for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and the founder of the Immunocompromised Host service at Stanford University Medical Center that sees all infectious complications in immunocompromised patients. He is also the Director of the National Reference Laboratory for the Diagnosis and Management of Toxoplasmosis in the United States at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.

He has authored and co-authored over 67 publications in peer-reviewed journals along with more than 21 book chapters and has given over 183 presentations as an invited speaker. He has received more than 10 school-wide teaching awards. His current research interests focus on diagnosis and management of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy and in the setting of eye disease, on infectious complications of immunocompromised patients including patients with fever and neutropenia and those with solid organ transplants as well as patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who have elevated antibody titers against Epstein-Barr virus and human herpes virus 6.

Katie Vigano, PA

Amity Hall, PA

Tyson Holmes, PhD

Donn Garvert, MS

Tullia Lieb