Dr. John B. Moore IV is a third generation surgeon. His father and grandfather were general surgeons in Southern Illinois where he grew up. His grandfather was the first board certified general surgeon south of Chicago and built the first hospital in his home town of Benton, Illinois before sending his two brothers off to medical school. On his mother’s side, Dr. Moore’s great, great aunt was one of the first women to specialize in gynecologic surgery and “Women’s Medicine”. Dr. Moore’s family background gave him an early and thorough exposure to medicine. High school valedictorian, college at DePauw University in Indiana with highest honors, medical school and residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine led to his early career as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Chief of Hand Surgery at the University of Kansas Hospital School of Medicine. Professorships in Indiana and Virginia were followed by the startup of his own private practice in Olathe over 22 years ago. Dr. Moore wanted to merge the small town family doctor personalized care philosophy he had grown up around with the technical and innovative excellence he had practiced at the various medical centers. This combination of personalized care and surgical expertise led to such a success that Dr. Moore invited Drs. Storm, Mani, and Gonzalez to join his practice over the last 15 years. Together they have built one of the most successful plastic surgery group practices in the area.
Dr. Moore’s wife, Dr. Surprenant, is a local and national expert on identification and prevention of child abuse and domestic violence and both of his children are pursuing careers in the medical field. Dr. Moore has a shared interest with Dr. Storm in mountain biking and is an avid hiker and scuba diver.