Dr. Steven J. Montante is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in Richmond, Virginia. He grew up in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, and as a 4th grader at Luzerne Avenue Elementary, he developed a keen interest in science that quickly blossomed into a desire to pursue a career in medicine. From that time forth, he set his sights on achieving his dream.
Dr. Montante attended the Scranton Preparatory School, where he studied Latin, classical Greek, literature, and science. While at the Jesuit prep school, his passion for science and artistry was born. Since leaving the school, he has continued to follow their motto of being “born for higher things”.
After his formative years at Scranton Prep, Dr. Montante attended another Jesuit institution, the University of Scranton. As an undergraduate student, he majored in biology with a concentration in the cellular and molecular levels. He participated in several research projects that involved applying molecular techniques to answer various question concerning animal population biology. Although science was his major area of focus, Dr. Montante also developed an interest in philosophy, studying the works of Plato and Nietzsche. While at the university, Dr. Montante was chosen for a research fellowship at the well-known Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Philosophy.