Monte Monfore recently received the 2009 Clinical Excellence Award in Ancillary Care from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS, where he has been a clinical pharmacist since 1996.
In addition to his inpatient clinical pharmacy duties, he is a certified ACLS instructor and teaches medication and algorithm overview to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and respiratory therapists. He is one of the few KU employees to become an American Heart Association faculty member in the areas of basic life support AHA training and advanced cardiac life support. He is involved in many initiatives within the medical ICU working with physicians to assure medications are used in the most effective and cost-effective manner. He has served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Cystic Fibrosis Care, and Scheduling Task Force committees leading to improved patient care and staff satisfaction and serves on the diabetes, antibiotics and P&T committees. He creates calendars and coordinates twice weekly lectures, monthly presentations and end-of-rotation exams for all of the pharmacy students. He was voted Preceptor of the Year by pharmacy residents and received this same award twice by pharmacy students.
Monfore graduated from Vermillion High School in 1990, attended USD from 1990-1992, and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1996.