The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University named Amy Moore, MD, FACS, chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Moore comes to Ohio State from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she served as associate professor of surgery, chief of the Section of Hand and Trauma Surgery and director of the Hand, Nerve and Microsurgery Fellowship. She will join the Ohio State team on Nov. 15.

“Dr. Moore is one of the brightest minds in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and we’re thrilled to have her lead the department at the college,” says K. Craig Kent, MD, dean of the College of Medicine. “She has done amazing work building national quaternary care for unique procedures that can restore arm and leg function through nerve transfer. She’ll do a wonderful job of growing the College of Medicine’s reputation in this area.”

Success as a leader in research and education 

As a committed surgeon-scientist, Dr. Moore has developed a parallel translational science research program with more than $1 million in funding from the Department of Defense (DoD). She has extensively published her clinical and translational research findings with more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters.

A passionate educator and a tireless advocate for her mentees, Dr. Moore has lectured at conferences around the world. In 2017, Dr. Moore was designated as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor. She was recently named the 2019-20 Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professor, an honor bestowed on select individuals nationally each year.

Her dedication to her field is manifested in her service and leadership roles on national and international associations and boards. She serves on the scientific advisory board for the International Symposium of Neural Regeneration and has participated on multiple study sections for the DoD. She also has leadership roles on the Board of the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. 

Dr. Moore received her medical degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery residency, peripheral nerve research fellowship and plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed a hand fellowship at Mayo Clinic.