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John H. Moore, Jr., MD
1953 2011

John H. Moore, Jr., MD, 58, of Radnor, died on September 26, 2011 after a long battle with lung cancer.

John Harlan Moore, Jr., MD was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1953. He attended J. P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster before matriculating to the University of Virginia. At Virginia, he was a member of Sigma Chi and obtained a B.A. with High Distinction.

After taking his degree, Moore then attended The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Following graduation in 1979, he became a surgery resident at Thomas Jefferson University under the direction of Francis E. Rosato, MD. After completing his surgical residency, Moore was a Fellow in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Hand Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia. He was trained in plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. After completion in 1987, he joined the practice of J. Wallace Davis, MD and James W. Fox, IV, MD (the oldest continuously active plastic surgery practice in the country) at Jefferson.

During his early career at Jefferson, Moore travelled to developing countries with Operation Smile to treat cleft lip and palate deformities. He has been to the Philippines, Mexico, Nicaragua, Kenya, and Liberia in these endeavors. He was active in the state plastic surgical society, The Robert H. Ivy Society, and was president in 2000. Other medical organizations he belonged to included the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, he was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Moore was a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. While at Jefferson, he was President of the Volunteer Faculty Association, President of the Jefferson Medical College Medical Alumni Association, and was President of the Medical Staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Moore thoroughly enjoyed teaching students and residents. At least 25 of his students entered the field of Plastic Surgery. He was actively involved in clinical research with his residents, and the result was multiple publications. He frequently said that he wanted his students and residents to be better than him. Many residents went on to great clinical and academic careers for which he was very proud.

Dr. Moore and his family are members of the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. They are former members of the Philadelphia Country Club. Dr. Moore was a member of the Men's Garden Club of Philadelphia and "the Button" of the Bachelors Barge Club.

Dr. Moore is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jane, and four children: Molly, Lucy, Nancy, and John III.

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