Dan P. Montzka, MD
Owner, Gulf Coast Retina Associates
Former CMO, Nextech
Dan P. Montzka, MD founded Intellemed to solve the inherent challenges he experienced with inflexible, burdensome EHR technology in his own ophthalmology practice. Dr. Montzka developed an EHR with customizable templates that improved efficiency by reducing time spent typing patient notes. In 2003, his Intellemed merged with Extensys Inc. to form MDIntelleSys. Through this merger, Dr. Montzka was able to transition the technology from server to cloud, leveraging centralized infrastructure to lower overhead, while offering an EHR solution that is still considered one of the top choices among retina surgeons. In 2014 after his EHR was installed in ophthalmology practices across America, he sold his company to Nextech where he served nearly five years as Chief Medical Officer.
Today, Dr. Montzka practices at Gulf Coast Retina Associates. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he received the Charles A. Oliver award for outstanding achievement in the field of Ophthalmology. From there, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Scheie Eye Institute, followed by fellowship training at Wills Eye Hospital in retina and intraocular tumors.