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David P. Moss, MD

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David P. Moss, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in conditions and disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He completed his residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, and his fellowship at The Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, after attending medical school at Medical College of Virginia, VCU School of Medicine in Richmond. Dr. Moss grew up in McLean, Va. and completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University.

Dr. Moss’ research interests include tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and post-operative pain relief. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and children. He enjoys playing squash and golf.

Dr. Moss is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Education/Certification

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Certified 
  • Certificate of Additional Qualification, Hand Surgery: Board Certified
  • The Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2006-2007
  • New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
    Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001-2006
  • Medical College of Virginia, VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
    Medical Doctorate, 1997-2001
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Major
    1992-1996

Hospital Privileges

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • The George Washington University Medical Center
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Susan J. Mellette Scholarship for Oncology Research and Academic Excellence,
    1999-2000, 2000-2001
  • Student Honors Day Research Award, Medical College of Virginia, 1999
  • Princeton University Varsity Squash, 1992-1996
    Captain, 1995-1996
    Intercollegiate National Champions, 1992-1993
    Princeton Squash Most Valuable Player Award, 1995-1996

Professional Sports Affiliations

  • Washington Capitals NHL Hockey, Consulting Hand Surgeon
    2008-present
  • Washington Mystics WNBA Basketball, Consulting Hand Surgeon
    2009-present
  • Washington Nationals Major League Baseball, Associate Team Physician
    2008
  • Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship (PGA tour), Orthopaedic Consultant, 2010
  • New York Mets, Major League Baseball, Queens, NY
    Shea Stadium On-Site Physician, 2003-2005
  • Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey Dance Companies, New York, NY
    Performance Physician, 2001-2006
  • US National Archery Championships, New York, NY
    Physician, 2003

Publications & Presentations

  1. DP Moss, KR Means Jr, BG Parks, CL Forthman. “A Biomechanical Comparison of Volar Locked Plating of Intra-articular Distal Radius Fractures: Use of 4 Versus 7 Screws for Distal Fixation” Journal of Hand Surgery Am, 36(12):1907-11; 2011.
  2. DP Moss, CL Forthman.  “Ulnar Artery Thrombosis Associated with Anomalous Hypothenar Muscle.”  Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 17(2):85-8; 2007.
  3. DP Moss.  “Total Elbow Arthroplasty:  Indications, Surgical Technique, Outcomes.”  Presented at 27th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar, Washington, DC, 2008.
  4. DP Moss, CL Forthman.  “A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking Screws Used in Volar Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures:  How Many Screws are Necessary?”  Presented at The George Washington University Health Sciences Research Day, Washington, DC, 2008.
  5. DP Moss, K Segalman.  “Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures.”  In:  Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstruction, KC Chung (ed.).  Elvesier Publications, London, 2008.
  6. DP Moss, CL Forthman.  “A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking Screws Used in Volar Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures:  How Many Screws are Necessary?”  Presented at E.F. Shaw Wilgis Lectureship in Hand Surgery, Baltimore, 2007.
  7. DP Moss, CL Forthman.  “A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking Screws Used in Volar Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures:  How Many Screws are Necessary?”  Presented at Union Memorial Hospital Author’s Day Presentations, Baltimore, 2007.
  8. DP Moss, NT Tejwani:  “Biomechanics of External Fixation: A Review of the Literature.”  Bulletin of Hospital for Joint Diseases; 65(4):294-299, 2007.
  9. DP Moss, KB Raskin:  “Bone Tumors:  Benign and Malignant.” In:  Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Hand, Elbow, Shoulder.  Trumble TE (ed.), Elvesier Publications, 2005.
  10. DP Moss, “Damage Control Orthopaedics and Spanning External Fixation.”  Presented at Grand Rounds, Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2006.
  11. DP Moss, JR Rudzki, JC Wittig, R Henshaw, MM Malawer.  “Minimally Invasive Burr-Down Technique versus En Bloc Resection for Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma:  Results From a Single Institution Over a 20 Year Period.”  Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2001.
  12. J Bickels, N Kahanovitz, CK Rupert, RM Henshaw, DP Moss, I Meller, MM Malawer.  “Extraspinal Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors as a Cause of Sciatica.” Spine; 24(15):1611-1616, 1999.
  13. J Bickels, N Kahanovitz, CK Rupert, RM Henshaw, DP Moss, I Meller, MM Malawer.  “Extraspinal Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors as a Cause of Sciatica.” Presented at Combined Meeting of the American and European Musculoskeletal Tumor Societies, 1998, and North American Spine Society’s 13th Annual Meeting, 1998.
  14. DP MossCycloaromatization Studies of a Potential Anti-Cancer Prodrug. Princeton University Thesis, 1996.

Ongoing and Previous Research

  1. LM Schulte, DP Moss.  “Intra-Operative Conversion from Open Reduction and Internal Fixation to Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Distal Humerus Fractures:  A Case Report and Surgical Technique.”  Submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2010. 
  2. DP Moss, CL Forthman.  “A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking Screws Used in Volar Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures:  How Many Screws are Necessary?”  Submitted to Journal of Hand Surgery, 2008. 
  3. DP Moss.  “Treatment of Zone I Flexor Tendon Lacerations:  A Biomechanical Cadaveric Comparison of Suture Repair versus Teno Fix Tendon Repair System.”  Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2006.
  4. DP Moss, N Tejwani.  “Damage Control Orthopaedics and Spanning External Fixation.”  Submitted to Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006.   
  5. CK Rupert, DP Moss, MM Malawer.  “Acetabular Reconstruction for Metastatic Carcinoma Without Replacing the Hip Joint:  Description of a New Prosthetic Device and Surgical Technique.”  Washington Hospital Center, 1999.
  6. DP Moss, RM Henshaw, MM Malawer.  “Efficacy of Pain Control with Epineural Catheter versus Epidural Catheter for Post-Operative Patients, Gauged by Catecholamine Levels and Narcotic Use.” Washington Hospital Center, 2000.
  7. DP Moss, MA Armstrong.  “Correlation of Brain Atrophy with Clinical Disease in HIV-Infected Juveniles.”  The National Institutes of Health, 1993.

Activities

  • Catholic Charities, Washington, DC    
    Provide medical care to underserved and underprivileged patients from all religious affiliations and denominations.
    2008-present
  • International Hand Surgery, Dominican Republic
    International humanitarian program that provides surgical and non-surgical treatment of complex upper extremity disorders.
    Fall, 2006
  • Washington DC Hand Society, 2007-present    
    Secretary/Treasurer 2011-present
  • CitySquash Program, Bronx, NY
    Mentor, tutor, squash instructor, team physician for underprivileged urban youth.
    2005-2007
  • New York City High School Football, Bronx, NY
    Physician, 2001-2006
  • David Hume Surgical Society, Richmond, VA
    President, 1998-99

Professional Affiliations/Certifications

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member, 2006-present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001-present
  • Washington DC Hand Society, 2007-present
    • Secretary/Treasurer 2011-present
  • Osler Medical Society, 2008-present
  • Washington DC Medical Licensure, 2007-present
  • Maryland State Medical Licensure, 2005-present
  • New York State Medical Licensure, 2002-2006

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