Michael Munger, M.D. ’83, FAAFP, who has practiced family medicine in the Kansas City area for more than 30 years, is the president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The organization represents nearly 125,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. As president-elect, Munger will serve as an advocate for physicians and their patients, and work to stimulate positive and effective change in health care.
“We are very proud of Dr. Munger and excited that a School of Medicine graduate is assuming leadership of a key national organization,” said Steven Kanter, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine.
A member of the AAFP since 1986, Munger has also served as president of the Kansas City Academy of Family Physicians, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. He has been a member of commissions and committees with the AAFP, including those focused on education and public health, and has served as chair of the Credentials Committee. He was appointed to the AAFP Board of Directors in 2013.
Locally, Munger has been active as a spokesman for the Clean Air Kansas City Initiative, a member of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Public Smoker Restriction task force and a volunteer with the Kansas City Free Health Clinic.
Munger serves as vice president of medical affairs for primary care as part of his practice at the Saint Luke’s Medical Group in Overland Park, Kansas. He previously served as medical director for Sweet Life at Grand Court Assisted Living in Overland Park, and before that was a member of the Hickman Mills Clinic Inc. group practice.
Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Munger also has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, awarded for distinguished service and continuing medical education.