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Laura Moore, MD, PhD

Sports Medicine
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About Dr. Moore

Dr. Laura Moore is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS and an Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. As a fellowship-trained sports medicine and shoulder specialist, Dr. Moore has experience treating a wide variety of sports-related and degenerative conditions of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Moore is passionate about helping athletes of all ages, levels, and backgrounds get back to the activities they love using non-operative, arthroscopic and open techniques.

After completing her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University, Dr. Moore obtained her medical degree and PhD in biomedical engineering as a part of Northwestern University's medical scientist training program. She then completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of California San Francisco followed by a 2-year fellowship in sports medicine and research at HSS. She has been a part of the medical team for the New York Mets, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, Brooklyn Cyclones, New York PSAL and Golden Gate Rugby Club.

Dr. Moore has extensive interest and background in both clinical and translational research. Her current work is focused on understanding how joints stiffen and the factors that predispose certain patients to produce excess scar tissue. The goal of this research is to combine clinical data, preclinical models, and novel drug delivery strategies to reduce scar formation after injury thereby reducing joint stiffness, improving soft tissue healing and minimizing post-traumatic osteoarthritis. She regularly presents her work at national meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Research Society. Her work is currently funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center pilot grant, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Dr. Moore is also a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.


Specialized Centers

Women's Sports Medicine Center

Special Expertise

Muscle, tendon and cartilage conditions around the shoulder, knee and elbow
Joint stiffness


Acromioclavicular (AC) joint repair and reconstruction
Biceps tenodesis
Capsular release for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Labral repair
Latarjet procedure
Lower trapezius transfer
Nerve decompression around the shoulder
Pectoralis major repair
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder arthroplasty (anatomic, reverse and revision)
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder fracture repair (humerus, glenoid, clavicle, scapula)
Shoulder instability repair (arthroscopic and open)
SLAP repair

Cartilage restoration
Cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL)
Collateral ligament reconstruction (MCL, LCL, PLC)
Knee arthroscopy
Knee osteotomy
Meniscus repair
MPFL reconstruction
Patellar dislocation
Tendon repairs

Biceps tendon repair
Medial and lateral epicondylitis repair
Triceps tendon repair
Ulnar collateral ligament repair and reconstruction
Elbow arthroscopy
Elbow fracture repair

Achilles repair

Patient Stories


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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society (RJOS)


Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Eligible


ORS New Investigator Recognition Award Finalist, 2023
ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program, 2022
UCSF 2nd Place Research Presentation, 2021
UCSF James O. Johnston Resident Research Grant, 2018
EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Best Poster, 2014
Journal of Dental Research Best Basic Science Paper, 2014
Northwestern University Malkin Scholars Award, 2012
​​​​​​​National Cancer Institute NRSA F30 Individual Fellowship, 2012


PhD: Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering, 2014
Medical: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2016
Internship: University of California San Francisco, 2017
Residency: University of California San Francisco, 2021
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2023

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

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Publications by Dr. Moore

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

For all publications, please see the ORCID listing.


Research Interests

Scar tissue formation after musculoskeletal injuries
Adhesive capsulitis
Anterior cruciate ligament rupture
Rotator cuff tear
Total shoulder arthroplasty
Micro and nano medicine
Drug delivery

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of September 18, 2023, Dr. Moore reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.