Michael A. Moore MD, FACP, FAHA, FASH
Michael A. Moore, MD, FACP, FAHA, FASH, an internist/nephrologist, is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and the Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC), in Danville, VA. After receiving his medical education at the University of North Carolina, his internal medicine and nephrology training were completed at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been a member of the faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine since 1976 where in 1979 he was chosen Teacher of the Year. He is designated by the American Society of Hypertension as a Hypertension Specialist. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and at the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Moore was in nephrology practice specializing in hypertension management for over 30 years when he elected to focus on teaching and healthcare improvement administration.
Dr. Moore represented the American Heart Association (AHA) on the National High Blood Pressure Educational Program at the NIH for a number of years. He participated in developing the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Joint National Committee Reports on the Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure (JNCs) and chaired the NIH Working Group on Hypertension and Chronic Renal Failure. In 2004, Dr. Moore was chosen as the AHA national Physician of the Year. This award included recognition of his leadership in developing two 501.3c nonprofit voluntary cardiovascular improvement organizations—(1) the Dan River Cardiovascular Health Initiative Program, DRchip, which addressed cardiovascular health improvement in his community and (2) the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, COSEHC, which addresses regional cardiovascular health improvement.
Dr. Moore has over 20 years in CME experience as the Director of Continuing Medical Education for the Danville Regional Medical Center and for COSEHC. Both CME programs are Accredited with Commendation, the highest possible CME designation. In December 2008, he was invited to provide testimony to the Institute of Medicine providing the physicians’ perspective on CME for the Institute’s development of a National Institute of Continuing Medical Education.
In 2006 and 2007, Dr. Moore served as the first DRMC Chief Medical Officer. In 2008 he was asked to develop an osteopathic residency program at DRMC. Working with hospital administration and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, three DRMC residency programs (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and a Traditional Rotating Internship) were approved by the American Osteopathic Association in 2009. In 2010, the Internal Medicine Residency was accredited for six years the longest possible period. Dr. Moore’s role in developing the DRMC Residency Programs was recently recognized with the building within which the Residency resides being renamed the Michael A. Moore, MD, Clinical Education Center.