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Ariadne Labs Announces Michael Montalto, MBBS, PhD, as First Home Hospital International Fellow

Fellowship applications are currently open for the 2024 – 2025 academic year

Ariadne Labs’ Home Hospital program is pleased to announce Michael Montalto, MBBS, PhD, as its first Home Hospital International Fellow. The Home Hospital International Fellowship was developed to advance the field of home hospital care internationally by providing a space for current clinicians and researchers to conduct research, share experiences, build new partnerships, and actively advise and mentor students and new scholars in the field. Fellows join the Ariadne Labs community in person for one year.

“Michael has been a trailblazer in home hospital for decades,” said David Levine, MD, MPH, MA, Director of Ariadne Labs’ Home Hospital program. “He has a wealth of experience building and sustaining home hospital programs in Australia and around the world. He is a leader in this field, and we are excited to do great things together this coming year.”

Dr. Montalto is currently the Unit Head of Hospital in the Home at Epworth Healthcare, a large not-for-profit hospital group in Melbourne, Australia. He previously worked in the public sector as the Director of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Hospital in the Home and the Frankston Hospital Hospital in the Home. He has developed and introduced a medical model of Hospital in the Home to each of the three hospitals, including creating the first Hospital in the Home registrar positions in Australia, and has provided care for thousands of patients under these models. He also serves as executive advisor to the Australasian Hospital in the Home Society and is a founding Scientific Co-Convener of the World Hospital at Home Congress.

Michael Montalto, MBBS, PhD, Ariadne Labs’ Inaugural Home Hopsital International Fellow

“I am honored to serve as the first Home Hospital Fellow at Ariadne Labs,” said Dr. Montalto. “Ariadne Labs has been a leader in spearheading work to expand home hospital services to new settings, and I look forward to learning alongside the team.”

Dr. Montalto will serve as the International Fellow until May 2024.

Ariadne Labs is currently accepting fellowship applications for the 2024 – 2025 academic year. The Fellowship is open to clinicians with working experience in providing hospital-level care at home, and/or doctoral-level researchers with substantive research experience in the field. Fellows receive an academic appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health, gain access to all the resources available at Harvard University, and have the opportunity to conduct site visits to observe and engage with local home hospital clinicians. Visit our website to learn more about eligibility and application requirements.