Joel T. Moncur, MS, MD, PhD, FCAP
Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Director, The Joint Pathology Center
National Capital Region Medical Directorate
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Colonel Joel T. Moncur is a native of California. He earned a Bachelorís Degree in Biopsychology (with Honors) from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School (Geisel School of Medicine) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from Dartmouth College. Colonel Moncur was commissioned in the US Army Medical Corps in 1993. His post graduate training included a transitional internship and pathology residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.
After completing residency in 2004, Colonel Moncur was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he held positions including the Director of Molecular Pathology, Director of Clinical Research and Director of the Autopsy Service. Upon transitioning to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD, in 2011, Colonel Moncur served as the Director of Molecular Pathology and Interim Chief of Anatomic Pathology. From 2013-2018, Colonel Moncur served as the Chief of the WRNMMC Pathology Department.
Colonel Moncur has spent the majority of his career addressing issues in the field of molecular pathology. He has served as a subject matter expert for the Defense Health Agency for policy decisions about molecular testing. He also serves nationally as the Vice Chair for the Molecular Oncology Committee of the College of American Pathologists, which develops accreditation and performance standards for CAP accredited clinical molecular oncology labs.
Colonel Moncurís military education includes completion of the Combat Casualty Care Course in 1999, Captainís Career Course in 2009 and the Command and General Staff College in 2014 (top 20% of class). His military awards include the Army Service Ribbon (1), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (1), National Defense Service Medial (1), Army Superior Unity Award (2), Army Achievement Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medial (1), Army Commendation Medal (1), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1), and the Meritorious Service Medal (2). Colonel Moncur is a board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Molecular and Genetic Pathology. He is also the recipient of the 'A' Proficiency Designator.