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English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

January 2017

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professional Background​​​

Dr. Cristina Montalvo is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Hematopathology. She earned her medical degree in 2002 at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. In 2007, she completed a four-year residency in Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a Fellowship in Hematopathology. In 2008, Dr. finished her Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Houston Methodist.

Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold as Main Campus Laboratory Medical Director, Dr. Montalvo’s career included seven years at CHI-St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center as an anatomic and clinical pathologist and hematopathologist. Since April 2015, she has served as an anatomic and clinical pathologist for Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories, L.L.P.

Dr. Montalvo’s clinical focus is Hematopathology, which is the study of the various diseases that affect blood, lymph nodes and the bone marrow, such as acute leukemias and lymphomas.

Cont​ac​​t Information for Physicians

Dr. Montalvo has an office on the third floor of the Main Campus in the Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Physicians can reach her at 713-442-4691.

Professional Association​​s 

Dr. Montalvo is a member of the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Texas Society of Pathology, Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, College of American Pathologists and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She’s a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology.

Hobbies and Interes​ts

Dr. Montalvo enjoys dancing, exercise, reading and cooking.

Fun Fact​​

Dr. Montalvo studied in Rome, Italy for her fall semester as an undergraduate student.

​I strive to provide the highest quality Pathology services to the patients of Kelsey-Seybold by communicating with their healthcare providers and consistently providing a superior level of service.


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Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Montalvo received the Vernie A. Stembridge Scholarship Award in Pathology while at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She’s also received numerous awards for her community service.