Dr. Alan J. DuMontier


Obituary: Missourian Publishing Company, Washington, Missouri

Alan Joffre DuMontier, M.D., 58, Clayton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 26, 2006, while volunteering for emergency services for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium. Dr. DuMontier was chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department at St. John's Mercy Hospital, Washington. He was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Honolulu, Hawaii, son of Rene J. DuMontier, M.D., and wife Louise Amelia DuMontier and spent his childhood in O'Fallon. He attended Assumption Grade School and St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon. Dr. DuMontier earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a master's degree in genetics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he graduated from the School of Medicine in 1979. After graduation, Dr. DuMontier completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Ark., in the department of family practice. Dr. DuMontier was certified in family practice in 1982 and in emergency medicine in 1988. He was licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, in addition to being National Board certified. He was awarded a fellowship in the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1988, and, in 1989, a fellowship in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. DuMontier has served in emergency medicine in the St. Louis and Washington area since 1982. He was an emergency medicine physician at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington from 1982 to 1992. He was honored as employee of the month and employee of the year in 1988. He served as the director of emergency medical service for Franklin County from 1987 to 1992. He was the assistant medical director at St. John's Mercy Hospital from 1989 to 1991, and medical director in 1991 and 1992. He was the regional medical director of Emergency Medical Care, Inc., St. Louis from 1992 to 2000, and was appointed to the Physician Board in 1996.
When Emergency Care Inc. became PhyAmerica in 1999, Dr. DuMontier served as vice president of medical affairs from 1999 until 2003. In 2004, he was promoted to chairman of the Emergency Department at St. John's Mercy Hospital. In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. DuMontier contributed experiments to the biology lab manual at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was named Graduate Teacher of the Year in Biological Sciences in 1973. From 1987 to 1992, he was the medical director of the Paramedic Curriculum at East Central College. In 1994, he was appointed to the Board of Governers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. Dr. DuMontier also published articles on emergency medicine topics and public safety in the Washington Missourian from 1989 to 1992. He conducted a community study on the health impact of all-terrain vehicles for the Missourian, the Franklin County Tribune and the Suburban Journals in 1988. In addition to writing for local newspapers, Dr. DuMontier has published works in professional journals, including the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Fertility and Sterility. Dr. DuMontier recently was featured in a documentary regarding methamphetamine abuse on the arts and entertainment television channel. He was preceded in death by his father and his parents-in-law, Frank and Patricia Leber.

He is survived by his wife, Karen DuMontier, nee Leber; his mother, Louise A. DuMontier, Washington; seven siblings, Renee Steffy and husband Larry, Pennsylvania state, Jan DuMontier and Denis DuMontier, both of Chesterfield, Bruce DuMontier, D.D.S., and wife Clare, Wisconsin state, Charles DuMontier, M.D., and wife Kathleen, Belleville, Ill., Edward DuMontier, M.D., and wife Carol, Farmington, and Gary DuMontier, M.D., and wife Cindy, Washington; six nieces; 10 nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, June 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Clayton. Burial was private.


Primary Specialty Family Practice
 Graduation - 1979
 Medical School - Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
 Residency Training - Univ Hosp Of Arkansas, Family Medicine
 Hospital Affiliation - Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Crystal City, Mo
 Major Activity - Full-Time Hospital Staff
  Board Certified - Yes