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Brian McCroskey, MD

Vascular Surgery

Brian McCroskey

Professional Biography

Brian McCroskey, MD is a triple-boarded vascular, general, and critical care surgeon from Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1979 and then completed a five-year general surgery residency and a two-year vascular fellowship. He took an academic position as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Denver General Hospital. He returned to Kansas City to join his brother in private practice and helped to build a vascular and general surgery group that grew to a total of 14 Surgeons.

He is a second-generation surgeon and father of three sons. He enjoys photography, fishing, cycling, and cooking and eating good food. He is now proud to be a member of the Ascentist Healthcare Group.

He is dedicated to providing exemplary care and is always willing to provide extra time in the care of his patients. His philosophy of surgery is centered around the simple idea of providing care for his patients in the same way you yourself would want to be treated. He is passionate about the treatment of surgical illness and compassionate about the care of his individual patients. He has been named on the top doctor list of KANSAS CITY in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

“No medical or surgical problem is so complex that it can’t be explained in simple and understandable terms, especially if you take the time to sit down with your patients, listen to them, address their concerns and answer their questions.“

Education and Training

Fellow, Vascular Surgery
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Residency, General Surgery
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Doctor of Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Bachelor of Arts Biology, Honors
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Sorbonne University, Paris, France


  • Thomas, J.H., McCroskey, B.L., Iliopoulos, J.I., Hardin, C.A., Hermreck, A.S., and Pierce, G.E.: Aortoiliac Reconstruction Combined with Non-Vascular Operations. Am J Surg., 146:784-7, 1983.
  • McCroskey, B.L., Keushkerian, S.M., Iliopoulos, J.I., Henmeck, A.S., Thomas, J.H., and Pierce, G.E.: Sonographic and Angiographic Evaluation of PTFE Am1ic Bifurcation Grafts. Am J Surg., 150:757-62, 1985.
  • lliopoulos, J.I., McCroskey, B.L., Thomas, J.H., Pierce, G.E., and Hermreck, A.S.: Successful Profundoplasty and the Extent of Deep Femoral Artery Disease. Am J Surg., 150:753-7, 1985.
  • Whitman, G. Jr., McCroskey, B.L., Moore, E.E., Pearce, W.H., and Moore, F.A.: Traumatic Popliteal and Trifurcation Injury Determinants of Limb Salvage. (Presented at the Southwestern Surgical Association, San Diego, April 1987) Am J Surg., 154:681, 1987.
  • Saueracker AJ, McCroskey BL, Moore EE, and Moore FA: Intraoperative Hypogastric Allergy Embolization for Pelvic Hemorrhage: A Preliminary Report. (Presented at the Western Trauma Association, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, February 1987). J Trauma, 27: 1127, 1987.
  • Shannon FL, McCroskey BL, Moore EE, and Moore FA: Venous Bullet Embolization- Rationale for Mandatory Extraction. (Presented at the Western Trauma Association, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, February 1987) J Trauma, 27:1118, 1987.
  • McCroskey BL, Pearce WH, Moore EE, Moore FA, Cota Rand Sawyer JD: Traumatic Brachial Artery Disruption- Impact of Mechanism and Associated Injuries. (Presented at the Southwestern Surgical Congress Phoenix April 1988) AM J Surg., 156:553, 1988.
  • Baxter T, Moore EE, Cleveland HC, McCroskey BL, Moore JB, and Moore FA: Emergency Depa11ment Thoracotomy Following Injury-C1·itical Determinants of Survival. (Presented at the International Society of Surgery, Sydney, Australia, September 1987) World J Surg., 12:671-675, 1988.
  • Shannon, FL, Moore EE, Moore FA, and McCroskey BL: The Value of Distal Colon Washout in Civilian Trauma. (Presented at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Montreal, Canada, Septemberl987) J Trauma, 28:939, 1988.
  • Rothenberg S, Moore EE, Marx JA, Moore FA and McCroskey BL: Selective Management of Blunt Abdominal Trauma in the Child- The Triage Role of Peritoneal Lavage. (Presented at the Western Trauma Association, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, February 1987) J Trauma, 27:l 101, 1987.
  • Moore EE, Jones TN, Peterson VM, Moore FA, and McCroskey BL: TEN verses TPN following Major Torso Injury- A Clinical Benefit (Presented at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Newport Beach, CA) J Trauma, 28:1092, 1988.
  • Holst S, Peterson NE and McCroskey BL: Pyelo-Choledochal Pelvic Fistula Accompanying Operative Cholangiography. In Press.
  • Patt A, McCroskey BL, and Moore EE: Coagulopathy and Hypothermia Complicating Major Vascular Trauma. Chapter in Vascular Trauma; Surgical Clinics of North America. Ed. McCroskey BL, Moore EE, Rutherford RB: W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 68:4, 1988.
  • Rothenberg S, Moore EE, Meagher DP, Marx JA, Moore FA and McCroskey BL: Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage in Pediatric Abdominal Trauma. (Presented at the National Conference on Pediatric Trauma, Boston, September 1987) Chapter in Harris, BH (ed). Progress in Pediatric Trauma, 2nd Ed., Boston l 987.
  • Moore FA, Moore EE, Ammons LA, and McCroskey BL: Presumptive Antibiotics for Penetrating Abdominal Wounds-An Extended Spectrum Penicillin Verses Combination Tl1erapy. (Presented at the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Phoenix, AZ April 1988). AM J Surg. In Press
  • McCroskey BL, Eiseman B: Book Review for the Venous Valve, Arch Surg. 1998
  • Peterson VM, Moore EE, Jones TH, Haddix T, Emmett M, Moore FA, and McCroskey BL: Ten verses TPN following Major Trauma-Attenuation of Hepatic Protein Reprioriti2ation. (Presented at the Society of University Surgeons, San Antonio, February 1988). Surg., 104:199-207, 1988.
  • Baxter BT, Moore EE, McCroskey BL, and Moore FA: Chest Tube Irrigation for Post Injury Hypothermia. Ann. Emerg. Med., 17:196, 1988
  • Jones TN, Moore FA, Moore EE, McCroskey BL: Tolerance to Jejunostomy Feeding Following Major Abdominal Trauma. (Presented at The Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando, May 1988). Crit. Care Med., 1988
  • Moore FA, Haenel JB, Moore EE, McCroskey BL, and Parsons P: Intra hospital Transport of Ventilated Patients-The Value of Transcutaneous Monitoring. (Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Orlando May 1988). Crit. Care Med., 16:433; 1988.
  • Piotrowski JL, McCroskey BL, Rutherford RB: Selection of Grafts Currently Available for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. The Surgical Clinics of North America. WB Sanders Co., Philadelphia 69:4, Aug. 1989
  • Ammons MA, Moore EE, Pons PT, Moore FA, McCroskey BL, and Cleveland HC: The Role of a Regional Trauma System in the Management of Mass Disasters- An Analysis of the Keystone Colorado Chairlift Accident. J Trauma. 28: 1468, 1988.
  • Pickhardt B, Moore EE, Moore FA, McCroskey BL, and Moore GE: Operative Splenic Salvage in the Adult-A Decade Perspective (Presented at the Western Trauma Association, Snowbird, February 1989). J. Trauma 29: 1386, 1989.
  • Rutherford RB and McCroskey BL: Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Special Considerations. Vascular Trauma: Surgical Clinics of North America. Ed. Rutherford, RB, and McCroskey, BL: W.B. Sanders Co., Philadelphia, 69:4 August 1989.
  • Moore FA, Moore EE, Jones TN, and McCroskey BL: Ten verses TPN Following Major Abdominal Trauma- Reduced Septic Morbidity. J. Trauma, 29:916, 1989.


Vascular Trauma. The-Surgical Clinics of North America, Ed: McCroskey BL; Moore EE,· Rutherford RB: WB Sanders Co., Philadelphia, Volume68, No. 4, August 1988.

Professional Organizations

  • 1990 Metropolitan Medical Society
  • 1990 Missouri State Surgical Society
  • 1990-2001 Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society 1990 Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • 1998 American Society of General Surgeons

Advanced Training

  • Micro vascular Surgery Certification, Sutherland Micro vascular Laboratory –
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Breast Imaging and Intervention, American Cancer Society, Georgia Division Medtronic Stent Graft Training Course, Harbor Hospital, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
    07 /2017, 8/1998 7/2000
  • TCAR Education and Simulation Training, SILK Road Medical, Chicago, IL

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