Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Critical & Acute Surgery Division
Michael Moncure, MD, is Professor of Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, as well as Director of Trauma and Surgical Care for the University of Kansas Hospital.
Dr. Moncure earned his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed an internship in residency in general surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. A surgical critical care/trauma fellowship followed at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Through his research, Dr. Moncure obtains medical knowledge by accessing medical evidence and applying logical nuances to everyday practice. His major focus of research interest is microvasculature damage as a result of shock, sepsis, and tissue trauma. A prolific author who is frequently published in the medical literature, he is currently writing manuscripts regarding research involving relative oxygen species generation, leukocyte adherence, and vascular permeability following shock. Dr. Moncure is also keenly interested in strategies to improve outcomes of critically injured patients in the ICU and is now studying a number of factors such as ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention, interventions by allied health colleagues in the interest of avoiding complications, and reduced stay in the hospital with improved functional outcomes. He is currently participating in an ongoing prospective, multicenter, double-blind study on methylhaltexene for the treatment of postoperative ileus following colon surgery, and an IV infusion study in patients with severe sepsis.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A few other professional memberships include the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Shock Society. Dr. Moncure is often asked to present scientific papers at national and international meetings of these societies as well as others.
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Michael Moncure, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery