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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Leon E. Moores, MD

Leon Moores, MD

Specialty

Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Children's Brain Cancer/Tumors, Children's Brain Problems and Treatment, Children's Craniofacial Deformities, Craniofacial Deformities, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Years of Experience

30

Gender

Male

Languages

English
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About Leon Moores, MD

Leon E. Moores, MD, DSc is President of the Inova Physician Enterprise and is responsible for the leadership, operational development, and execution of priorities designed to support northern Virginia physicians and Inova team members as we continually improve patient care and access in support of Inova’s mission, vision and values. A practicing pediatric neurosurgeon, Leon has spent much of his career serving in combined clinical and leadership roles: Infantry Lieutenant, 82nd Airborne Division; Chief of Neurosurgery, Walter Reed; Chair, Department of Surgery, Walter Reed; Deputy Commander (EVP) for Integration, National Naval Medical Center; Commander (CEO), Fort Meade Medical Activity; and CEO, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia. He has twice deployed to combat zones to care for our service members in harm’s way.

Dr. Moores is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (BS), the Uniformed Services University (MD), the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (MS, Strategy and Resource Management), and the School of Health Professions, University of Alabama, Birmingham (DSc, Healthcare Leadership). Dr. Moores is a Professor of Neurosurgery, VCU School of Medicine (Inova) and a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the USU F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. Leon has received awards as the honor leadership graduate from West Point, the Army Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Uniformed Services University, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and he co-authored the US Army’s physician leadership development program. He was the Army Surgeon General’s physician leader of the year as a lieutenant colonel in 2005 and again as a colonel in 2012.

Dr. Moores cares deeply about the children and adults he is privileged to care for, believes professionalism demands treating all people with dignity and respect, and hopes to constantly inspire his colleagues to celebrate the honorable mission of taking care of patients.

News and Expert Commentary

Watch Dr. Moores' Live Chat where he and Nurse Navigator Julie O'Brien discuss concussion care for children

Baby undergoes successful urgent surgery for brain cyst

Background

Medical Education

Uniformed Services University 1990

Internships

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991

Residency

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Training Specialty: General Surgery
07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
National Capital Consortium Walter Reed
Training Specialty: Neurosurgery
07/01/1993 - 06/30/1999

Fellowships

Childrens National Medical Center
Training Specialty: Neurosurgery
07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affliation

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