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Joel MontbriandJoel Montbriand

MD, Founder (Retired)

Dr. Montbriand was a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Gastroenterology of the Rockies. During his leadership, the practice grew from a single physician in 1988 to over 18 physicians and more than 150 employees during his 31 years as CEO. He retired from the practice on April 30, 2019.

During Dr. Montbriand’s tenure, Gastroenterology of the Rockies achieved substantial growth and acclaimed success building a reputation as a center of gastrointestinal excellence in the greater Denver and Boulder area. The practice was recognized as a leader in delivering a very high level of patient care, developed advanced technologies and business operations, and pioneered the strategic partnerships of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) with hospital systems in the state of Colorado.

​Dr. Montbriand also founded Medamorph, LLC, a medical services organization providing business development consulting services, medical billing, accounting, marketing, IT and human resource services for gastroenterology and pathology practices, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospital joint venture operations.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota (1982)


  • Hennepin County Medical Center Internal Medicine (1985)


  • University of Michigan Medical Center Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1987)

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Boulder Community Health
  • Intermountain Health Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Intermountain Health Lutheran Hospital
  • Intermountain Health St. Joseph Hospital

Designations and Awards

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (1994)
  • Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (2006).
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Rocky Mountain Region-Life Sciences category (2006)
  • Boulder County Business Report Health Care Heroes Distinguished Service Award (2010)

Faculty and Other Positions

  • University of Michigan – Instructor of Medicine (1987-1988)
  • Boulder Community Health – President of the Medical Staff (1995)
  • Community Medical Center, Lafayette – Vice President of the Board of Directors (Present)
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Present)

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