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Amy M. Moore, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Program Director, Hand Fellowship

Medical School

MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

Post Doctoral Education

Fellowship: Orthopedic Hand Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2011-2012

Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007-2009

Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2011

Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2004-2007

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery – Certified
Certified in Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


Honors and Awards

Best Clinical Paper Presentation, Distal Nerve Transfers for Restoration of Quadriceps Function, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012

Mayo Clinic Bronze Mayo Quality Fellow Designation, 2011-2012

Resident Teaching Award – Division of Plastic Surgery, Washington University, 2011

Clinical Science Research Award, Distal Nerve Transfers for Restoration of Quadriceps Function, James Barrett Brown 15th Annual Resident Research Day, Washington University, 2011

AFSH Residents and Fellows Traveling Scholarship, 2010

Basic Science Research Award, A Novel Transgenic Rat Expressing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) in Peripheral Nerves, James Barrett Brown 13th Annual Resident Research Day, Washington University, 2009

Clifford C. Snyder, M.D. Past Chairman’s Award for Best Resident Plenary Paper, A Novel Transgenic Rat Expressing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) in Peripheral Nerve, 54th Annual Plastic Surgery Research Council, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009

Clinical Interests

Dr. Moore specializes in complex wrist, hand, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery for adults and children.

Her areas of clinical interest include upper extremity trauma, distal radius fractures, complex wrist surgery, wrist arthroscopy, peripheral nerve surgery in hand/upper extremity and lower extremity, carpal tunnel syndrome, and brachial plexus reconstruction.

Also see Center for Nerve Injury & Paralysis.

Research Interests

Dr. Moore is investigating the mechanisms involved in partial nerve injury and regeneration. She is specifically studying supercharge nerve transfers and drug delivery for improving functional outcomes in patients with nerve injury.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Patients Seen At

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7388 or (800) 283-5848

St Louis Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
One Children's Place, Suite 2A
St Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-7388 or (800) 283-5848
Fax: 314-367-0225

Contact Information

660 South Euclid Avenue
Suite 1150, Northwest Tower
Campus Box 8238
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: (314) 362-4536

Selected Publications

Poppler LH, Ee X, Schellhardt L, Hoben GM, Pan D, Hunter DA, Yan Y, Moore AM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Stewart SA, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD. Axonal Growth Arrests After an Increased Accumulation of Schwann Cells Expressing Senescence Markers and Stromal Cells in Acellular Nerve Allografts. Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 Jul;22(13-14):949-61.

Moore AM, Mackinnon SE. Inspiration for Innovation. Hand Clin. 2016 May;32(2).

Kahn LC, Moore AM. Donor Activation Focused Rehabilitation Approach: Maximizing Outcomes After Nerve Transfers. Hand Clin. 2016 May;32(2):263-77.

Krauss EM, Tung TH, Moore AM. Free Functional Muscle Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function. Hand Clin. 2016 May;32(2):243-56.

Yan Y, Wood MD, Hunter DA, Ee X, Mackinnon SE, Moore AM. The Effect of Short Nerve Grafts in Series on Axonal Regeneration Across Isografts or Acellular Nerve Allografts. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jun;41(6):e113-21. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

Hoben G, Yan Y, Iyer N, Newton P, Hunter DA, Moore AM, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Wood MD, Mackinnon SE. Comparison of acellular nerve allograft modification with Schwann cells or VEGF. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):396-402.

Davidge KM, Yee A, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE. The Supercharge End-to-Side Anterior Interosseous-to-Ulnar Motor Nerve Transfer for Restoring Intrinsic Function: Clinical Experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep;136(3):344e-352e.

Barbour JR, Yee A, Moore AM, Trulock EP, Buchowski JM, Mackinnon SE. Cadaveric nerve allotransplantation in the treatment of persistent thoracic neuralgia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr;99(4):1414-7.

Moore AM, Wagner IJ, Fox IK. Principles of nerve repair in complex wounds of the upper extremity. Semin Plast Surg. 2015 Feb;29(1):40-7.

Moore AM, Franco M, Tung TH. Motor and sensory nerve transfers in the forearm and hand. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct;134(4):721-30.

Moore AM. Nerve Transfers to Restore upper Extremity Function: A Paradigm Shift. Front Neurol. 2014 Mar 31;5:40.

Wu-Fienberg Y, Moore AM, Marquardt LM, Newton P, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Wood MD. Viral transduction of primary Schwann cells using a Cre-lox system to regulate GDNF expression. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2014 Sep;111(9):1886-94. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

Wu-Fienberg Y, Marquardt L, Newton P, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Moore AM, Wood MD. Abstract 91: Engineering Primary Schwann Cells using Lentiviruses to Control GDNF Expression. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar;133(3 Suppl):105.

Moore AM, Novak CB. Advances in nerve transfer surgery. J Hand Ther. 2014 Apr-Jun;27(2):96-104; quiz 105.

Johnson PJ, Wood MD, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE. Tissue engineered constructs for peripheral nerve surgery. Eur Surg. 2013 Jun;45(3).

Publications for Amy Moore, MD