R. Lawrence Moss, MD

Lawrence Moss

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R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP joined Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2011 as Surgeon-in-Chief and the E. Thomas Boles Jr., Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In this role he will help unite NCH surgical specialties into an academic department of surgery committed to superb patient care, cutting edge research, and outstanding educational programs.

Dr. Moss is internationally known for the application of clinical trials and evidence based techniques in Children's surgery. He led the first multi-center trial comparing operative treatment in neonates, which was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has a strong interest in necrotizing enterocolitis and other life threatening problems in infants. He currently leads a multi-center consortium investigating biologic predictors of outcomes and novel therapies for NEC. Dr. Moss has received over 10 years of continuous research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the FDA, private foundations, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has authored over 150 articles in the peer reviewed literature and held numerous leadership positions in surgical societies nationally.

Dr. Moss is also interested in the measurement and improvement of surgical outcomes. He is a founding member of the American College of Surgeons Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. He has served as the Director of Quality Improvement programs in both pediatric and adult academic medical centers and has held leadership and advisory roles in health quality for the American Academy of Pediatrics, FDA, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Moss received a degree in English Literature from Stanford University. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego and completed General Surgery Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He then moved to Chicago and completed Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/Critical Care and Pediatric Surgery fellowships at Northwestern University. Dr.Moss spent six years on the faculty at Stanford University before moving to Yale University in 2002. At Yale he served as the Robert Pritzker Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. In this role, he doubled the number of faculty and quadrupled research funding.

Dr. Moss' clinical practice includes the full spectrum of Pediatric Surgery with special interests in neonatal surgery, complex pelvic malformations, and separation of conjoined twins.

See R. Lawrence Moss’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 02/01/2011

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
Fellowship Childrens Memorial Hospital (Chicago) Date Completed: 07/31/1994
Fellowship Childrens Memorial Hospital (Chicago) Date Completed: 07/31/1992
Residency Virginia Mason Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Medical School University of California San Diego School of Medic Date Completed: 06/01/1986
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Pediatric Surgery