Michael Moncure, MD, FACS
General, Laparoscopic, and Trauma Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Director of Trauma
Associate Professor of Surgery
Dr. Moncure spent his transplanted childhood in Oakland, California (he was actually born in Japan). After finishing high school, he went on to the University of Southern California were he graduated with his degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then went on to pursue his MD at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In 1988, the now Dr. Moncure went on to finish his Residency in General Surgery at Howard University in D.C. While at Howard, Dr. Moncure was bitten by the Trauma/Critical Care “bug”. He fellowshipped in both at the University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center. After completing his fellowship in 1994, He went on to his first Academic appointment at the University Medical and Dental of New Jersey.
Dr. Moncure joined the KUMC family in 1998. Among his many outstanding duties he is the Director of Trauma, and the former Director of our SICU. In 2000, Dr. Moncure was instrumental in achieving the American College of Surgeons Level 1 certification for our Trauma Program and has maintained that certification since. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. Dr. Moncure is one of the driving forces behind our Laparoscopic program and in the research arm of the Residency. Dr. Moncure enjoys complex cases, and is a strong patient/family advocate.
In his “spare time” Dr. Moncure enjoys spending time with his four wonderful children and loves to travel. Among his many talents, he plays jazz piano and is a voracious football fan.