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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

Tung TH, Chao A, Moore AM. Obturator nerve transfer for femoral nerve reconstruction: anatomic study and clinical application. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5):1066-74.

Moore AM, Borschel GH, Santosa KA, Flagg ER, Tong AY, Kasukurthi R, Newton P, Yan Y, Hunter DA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. A transgenic rat expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) in peripheral nerves provides a new hindlimb model for the study of nerve injury and regeneration. J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Feb 15;204(1):19-27.

Jesuraj N, Nguyen P, Wood MD, Moore AM,  Mackinnon SE, Borschel GH,  Sakiyama-Elbert SE.  Differential Gene Expression in Motor and Sensory Schwann Cells in the Rat Femoral Nerve. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2012 Jan;90(1):96-104

Moore AM, MacEwan M, Santosa KB, Chenard KE, Ray WZ, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Acellular Nerve Allografts in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: A Comparative Study. Muscle and Nerve. 2011 Aug;44(2):221-34.

Moore AM,  Wood MD, Chenard K, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert S,  Borschel GH. Controlled Delivery of Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Enhances Motor Nerve Regeneration. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2010 Dec;35(12):2008-2017.

Magill CK, Moore AM, Borschel G, Mackinnon SE. A New Model for Facial Nerve Research: The Novel Transgenic Thy1-GFP Rat. Archives of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 Sep-Oct;12(5):315-20

Wood MD, MacEwan M, French A, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Moran DW, Borschel GH, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Fibrin Matrices with Affinity-based Delivery Systems and Neurotrophic Factors Promote Functional Nerve Regeneration. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 2010 Aug 15;106(6):970-9.

Kawamura DH, Johnson P, Moore AM, Magill CK, Hunter DA, Ray WZ, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Matching of motor-sensory modality in the rodent femoral nerve model shows no enhanced effect on peripheral nerve regeneration. Experimental Neurology. 2010 Jun;223(2):496-504.

Magill CK, Moore AM, Yan Y, Tong AY, MacEwan MR, Yee A, Hayashi A, Hunter DA, Ray WZ,  Johnson P, Parsadanian A, Mackinnon SE,  Myckatyn T. The Differential Effects of Centrally versus Peripherally Derived Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010 Jul;113(1):102-9.

Kasukurthi R, Brenner MJ, Moore AM, Moradzadeh A, Luginbuhl R, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Cardiac Perfusion vs. Immersion Fixation for Assessment of Nerve Regeneration. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2009 Nov 15;184(2):303-9.

Ray WZ, Kasukurthi R, Moore AM, Yee A, Yan Y, Tong A, Hunter D, Mackinnon S, Tung T. The Role of T-helper Cell Differentiation in Promoting Nerve Allograft Survival with Costimulation Blockade. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010 Feb;112(2):386-93

Moore AM, Ray WZ, Chenard KE, Tung T, Mackinnon SE. Nerve allotransplantation as it pertains to composite tissue transplantation. Hand (N Y). 2009 Sep;4(3):239-44.

Moore AM, Kasukurthi R, Magill CK, Farhadi F, Borschel GH, Mackinnon SE. Limitations of Conduits in Peripheral Nerve Repairs. Hand (N Y). 2009 Jun;4(2):180-6.

Whitlock EL, Tuffaha SH, Luciano JP, Yan Y, Hunter,DA, Magill CK, Moore AM, Tong AY, Mackinnon SE, Borschel GH. A Comparison of Processed Allografts and Type I Collagen Conduits for Repair of Short and Long Peripheral Nerve Gaps. Muscle and Nerve. 2009 Jun; 39(6): 787-99

Magill CK, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE. Same Modality Nerve Reconstruction for Accessory Nerve Injuries. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2008 Dec;139(6):854-6.

Publications for Amy Moore, MD