David P. Moss, MD is an Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in conditions and disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow. After graduating from Princeton University and the Medical College of Virginia, he completed his residency at top ranked NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, and his fellowship at the world-renowned Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. Dr. Moss grew up in McLean, VA.
Dr. Moss currently serves as a hand and wrist consultant for the MLB Washington Nationals, as well as for the NHL Washington Capitals. He previously served as assistant team physician for the WNBA Washington Mystics, and has cared for numerous professional athletes and sports teams, including MLB New York Mets and NHL Philadelphia Flyers. Dr. Moss enjoys caring for athletes of all ages and levels, and stresses a balanced, healthy approach to sports with a focus on prevention and safety.
Dr. Moss is Assistant Clinical Professor at The George Washington University Medical School, and Medical Director of Hand Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He regularly lectures and mentors Orthopaedic residents and medical students, and collaborates with trainees to conduct research and to publish peer-reviewed scholarly articles. (Research and Publications) He recently completed his tenure as President of the Washington, DC Hand Society.
In 2017, Dr. Moss received the John Carroll Pro Bono Health Care Award, presented at the 26th annual Rose Mass, awarded for commitment and dedication to providing charity medical and surgical care to Washington’s indigent community. He has also completed numerous medical missions, most recently traveling to Chinle, AZ to provide medical care to the Navajo Nation. (Chinle Presentation) His prior pro bono medical work include missions to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, as well as India.
Dr. Moss is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has earned additional subspecialty qualifications from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and three children. He enjoys the outdoors, music, and playing squash and golf.
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Dr. Moss has been named as a Washingtonian Top Doctor for over 10 years in a row!
Lectures and Presentations
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Hand and Wrist Arthritis
Innovation in Surgery and Rehabilitation for Complicated Elbow Fractures
Kinesiophobia: Clinical Implications from a Therapist and Surgeon Perspective
Research and Publications
Doerrer, S., Reese Walter, J., Priganc, V., Winston, K., Barth, R. & Moss, D. (2021). The Impact of Shoulder Pathology on Individuals with Distal Radius Fracture. Journal of Hand Therapy
David P. Falk, BS, Ryan Scully, MD, David Moss, MD, and Margaret Shaffer, MD: “Pathologic Tuft Fracture in a Thumb- A Rare Presentation of Metastatic Endometrioid Ovarian Carcinoma” In: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2017.
DP Moss. “Total Elbow Arthroplasty: Indications, Surgical Technique, Outcomes.” Presented at 27th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar, Washington, DC, 2008.
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.
DP Moss, K Segalman. “Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures.” In: Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstruction, KC Chung (ed.). Elvesier Publications, London, 2008.
DP Moss, CL Forthman. “Ulnar Artery Thrombosis Associated with Anomalous Hypothenar Muscle.” Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 17(2):85-8; 2007.
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.
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.
DP Moss, NT Tejwani: “Biomechanics of External Fixation: A Review of the Literature.” Bulletin of Hospital for Joint Diseases; 65(4):294-299, 2007.
DP Moss, “Damage Control Orthopaedics and Spanning External Fixation.” Presented at Grand Rounds, Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2006.
DP Moss, KB Raskin: “Bone Tumors: Benign and Malignant.” In: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Hand, Elbow, Shoulder. Trumble TE (ed.), Elvesier Publications, 2005.
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.
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.
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.
DP Moss: Cycloaromatization Studies of a Potential Anti-Cancer Prodrug.Princeton University Thesis, 1996.