After completing his residency, Dr. Moore returned to North Carolina where he completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity & microvascular surgery at Duke University. He subsequently completed a traveling preceptorship in pelvic & acetabular trauma in Los Angeles prior to returning to Durham as a Duke Faculty member. He was Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service and a member of the hand and microvascular team for replantation and reconstruction. He was awarded the Frank H. Bassett teaching award by the resident staff.
Dr. Moore has remained active in educational endeavors and has lectured nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting professor at the UNC School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics and has been the Invited International Speaker at the Taiwan Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting. He has also spoken in Japan, South Korea, Portugal, Greece and Sweden.
Dr. Moore is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Orthopedic Trauma Association and was recently elected into the American Orthopedic Association. He is a Past President of the NC Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Duke Hand Club. Dr. Moore has been named a Best Doctor by his peers since 2003.
Dr. Moore focuses on complex problems of the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has extensive experience with primary and revision total and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroplasty and reconstruction of the wrist and hand. He also has extensive experience in Microvascular reconstruction including free vascularized fibular grafting and peripheral nerve.
Dr. Richard Moore is a native of eastern North Carolina–born in Morehead City and raised in Jacksonville.