Richard S. Moore, Jr., MD

Richard S. Moore, Jr., MD

Shoulder, Hand & Wrist

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, CAQ in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Specialist

Coastal Region

Wilmington - Ashton

Dr. Richard Moore practices in Wilmington at our 2716 Ashton Drive office location.  Dr. Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to graduate with honors from the UNC School of Medicine. While a medical student at UNC, he completed a longitudinal study on the effect of exercise on rate of perimenopausal bone loss in women and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha – the national medical honor society.

Dr. Moore then completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. While a resident, he was coauthor of a scientific paper that was awarded the Charles S. Neer award for excellence in research on the shoulder and elbow. He was elected as a chief administrative resident and was awarded the DeForest Willard award for outstanding performance by the faculty and residents.

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.

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  • Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Fellowship Trained in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • NC Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Duke Hand Club


Hospital Affilations:

  • Novant Health Orthopedic Hospital

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