Victor Montori is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic
. He was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He completed medical school at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
in Peru, before joining the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Mayo Clinic, where he was eventually named Chief Resident (1999–2000). Following his residency training, he began a Fellowship in Endocrinology, also at the Mayo Clinic, and obtained a master's degree in biomedical research from the Mayo Graduate School
. During his training, he became interested in evidence-based medicine
. He then spent two years at McMaster University
in Canada, where he was a research fellow under Gordon Guyatt
as a Mayo Foundation Scholar.