David R. Moore, MD
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Moore attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the prestigious Morehead Scholarship. While at UNC he majored in Biology and Economics and was a member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team (4-year Monogram Winner). He continued his studies at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN where he earned his medical degree and performed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Moore completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. James Andrews, at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, AL where he served as Team Physician for Tuskegee University and Assistant Team Physician for the Washington Redskins.
Dr. Moore is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and of the NFL Physician’s Society.
Dr. Moore specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He is currently the Head Team Physician for the Tennessee Titans, as well as the team physician for Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University. He served as Head Team Physician for the Nashville Predators from 2007 – 2008 and was previously the team physician for Fisk University.
8/1990-5/1994 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Arts
5/1994-5/1998 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN MD, May 1998
1998-1999 Vanderbilt University Medical Center
General Surgery Internship
1999-2003 Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
8/2003-7/2004 American Sports Medicine Institute
Sports Medicine Fellow
Team Physician, Tuskagee University
Assistant Team Physician with Dr. James Andrews with The Washington Redskins
Honors / Awards
2007-2008 Nashville Predators Team Physician
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993
Hospital Award for Excellence, 1998
Orthopaedic Clerkship Award, 1998
Microbes and Defense Society
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
John Motley Moorehead Award, 1990-1994
Economics Thesis Award, 1994
Men’s Varsity Soccer Team – Monogram winner, 1990-1994
ACC Senior Scholarship Award (awarded to the male chosen “most outstanding in academic and athletic achievement and representative of the ideals of UNC athletics”), 1994
Athletic Director’s Scholar Athlete” award for soccer, 1994
Weaver James Postgraduate scholarship, 1994
Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
Academic All South, First Team, 1993
Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society, 1991
UNC Honors Program, 1990-1994
Dean’s List, 1990-1994
Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics Center, PLC (Nashville, TN)
8/2004 – Present
Professional Team Affiliations
Head Team Physician for Tennessee Titans
2016 – Present
Head Team Physician for the Nashville Predators
2007 – 2008
- Allograft reconstruction for massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears. Presented at the 2005 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Conference, Keystone, Colorado.
- Pelvic C-clamp in a Pediatric Patient. Presented at the 2000 Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference, Hot Springs, Virginia.
- Moore DR, Cain EL, Schwartz ML, Clancy WG Jr. Allograft reconstruction for massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2006 Mar; 34(3):392-6. Epub 2005 Oct 31.
- Moore DR, Halpern JL, Schwartz HS. Allograft ankle arthrodesis: a limb salvage technique for distal tibial tumors. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Nov:440:213-21.
- “Molecular Cloning, Organization, and Nucleotide Sequencing of the Gene for Mouse Leukotriene C4 Synthase.” Preceptor: John F. Penrose, M.D., Boston, MA., July, 1996.
- “Molecular Cloning of the Gene for Human Leukotriene C4 Synthase. Organization, Nucleotide Sequence and Chromosomal Localization to 5q35.” Preceptor: John F. Penrose, M.D., Boston, MA, May-August, 1995.
- “EGF and TGF-B Deferentially Affect Growth and Collagen Syntheses in Kidney Epithelial Cells.” Preceptor: Michael Haralson, Ph.D., Nashville, TN, 1995.
Selected Employment Experience
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
Harvard Medical School; Summers of 1995 and 1996.
New Mexico Chiles Professional Soccer Team;
Summer of 1994.
Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation,
Internship provided through the John Motley Morehead Award;
Summer of 1991.