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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Leon Elwin 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

29

Gender

Male

Languages

English
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About Leon Moores, MD

Dr. Leon E. Moores is board certified in neurological surgery. He joins Inova Medical Group with over 13 years of clinical experience as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He has a special interest in the management of spinal dysraphism, craniofacial abnormalities, and brain and spinal cord tumors.

Most recently Dr. Moores served as a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. He has been assigned overseas twice in support of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dr. Moores’ interest in pediatric neurosurgery stems from his desire to help children and their families deal with what is often one of the most challenging and life-changing events they will ever face – a diagnosis requiring neurosurgical intervention. The complex emotions that each family develops around the news of a brain tumor or congenital abnormality in their child requires the highest level of compassion and caring in addition to technical surgical expertise.

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 Internal Medicine 07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991

Residency

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

Fellowships

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

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affliation

Inova Physician Referral Services

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This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.