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Surgery / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Amy M. Moore, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery


Specialty Areas
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, 6th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-7388
Fax:   314-367-0225
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St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, Suite 2A
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-7388
Fax:   314-367-0225
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, CB 8238
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Complex wrist, hand, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery for adults and children, 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

Areas of Research Interest
Mechanisms involved in partial nerve injury and regeneration, supercharge nerve transfers and drug delivery for improving functional outcomes in patients with nerve injury

Medical Education
BS: University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 1999
Medical Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2004
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007
Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2009
Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2011
Fellowship: Orthopedic Hand, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2012
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Jesuraj NJ, Santosa KB, Macewan MR, Moore AM, Kasukurthi R, Ray WZ, Flagg ER, Hunter DA, Borschel GH, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Schwann cells seeded in acellular nerve grafts improve functional recovery. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Feb.

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

Farber S, Glaus S, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ.  Supercharge Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery, a Laboratory Study. J Hand Surgery. 2013.

Tung TH, Chao A, Moore AM. Obturator nerve transfer for femoral nerve reconstruction: anatomic study and clinical application. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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



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