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She was born Eleanor Dino in Genoa, Italy and grew up in Pennsylvania. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Alabama and an MD from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1950. She met her husband while working in the emergency room at Kings County Hospital Center; she overheard him saying that he would never marry a woman doctor. They became friends and then were married a few years later. She worked in Japan for two years while her husband was stationed at a MASH unit there. She completed her residency in radiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. In 1959, Montague joined the radiotherapy department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center under an American Cancer Society fellowship. She was employed at MD Anderson from 1961 to 1983. In 1973, she became a radiotherapy professor.
Montague has been a pioneer in breast cancer research and treatment. She has been awarded the:
- Janeway Medal by the American Radium Society in 1985
- Gold Medal of the Radiological Society of North America in 1986
- Marie Curie Recipient by the American Association for Women Radiologists in 1990
- Gold Medal for Distinguished and Extraordinary Service to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in 1992
An award in her name, the Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology, was created by the American Association for Women Radiologists.
She has been a member of the board of directors for the American Cancer Society of Therapeutic Radiologists and of the executive of the American Radium Society. Montague has served on the National Breast Cancer Task Force and with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project.
- "An Interview with Eleanor Montague, MD". American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. Archived from the original on 2015-11-26.
- "Eleanor Dino Montague Oral History Interview 1, April 6, 2000". Making Cancer History Voices Collection. University of Texas.
- "Montague, Eleanor D." Texas Women's Hall of Fame. Texas Women's University.