Dr. Richard Moore Biography – Dr. Richard Moore Wiki

Dr. Richard Moore is an orthopedic surgeon in Wilmington, North Carolina and is affiliated with Emerge Ortho at their 2716 Ashton Drive office location.

Dr. Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to graduate with honors from the UNC School of Medicine. While a medical student at UNC, he completed a longitudinal study on the effect of exercise on rate of perimenopausal bone loss in women and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha – the national medical honor society.

Dr. Moore then completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. While a resident, he was coauthor of a scientific paper that was awarded the Charles S. Neer award for excellence in research on the shoulder and elbow. He was elected as a chief administrative resident and was awarded the DeForest Willard award for outstanding performance by the faculty and residents.

After completing his residency, Dr. Moore returned to North Carolina where he completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity & microvascular surgery at Duke University. He subsequently completed a traveling preceptorship in pelvic & acetabular trauma in Los Angeles prior to returning to Durham as a Duke Faculty member. He was Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service and a member of the hand and microvascular team for replantation and reconstruction. He was awarded the Frank H. Bassett teaching award by the resident staff.

Dr. Moore has remained active in educational endeavors and has lectured nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting professor at the UNC School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics and has been the Invited International Speaker at the Taiwan Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting. He has also spoken in Japan, South Korea, Portugal, Greece and Sweden.

Dr. Moore is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Orthopedic Trauma Association and was recently elected into the American Orthopedic Association. He is a Past President of the NC Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Duke Hand Club. Dr. Moore has been named a Best Doctor by his peers since 2003.

Dr. Moore focuses on complex problems of the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has extensive experience with primary and revision total and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroplasty and reconstruction of the wrist and hand. He also has extensive experience in Microvascular reconstruction including free vascularized fibular grafting and peripheral nerve.

Dr. Richard Moore Amber Heard

Dr. Richard Moore, a hand surgeon, testified on May 23, 2022, in the defamation trial of Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

As one of the witnesses for Heard, Moore spoke to Depp’s allegations that Heard severed the tip of his finger in 2015, testifying that he didn’t believe photos and medical records were consistent with a vodka bottle’s being thrown from the angle described by Depp.

Moore, who reviewed Johnny Depp’s medical records, said that the severed finger Depp suffered in Australia could not have come from a thrown alcohol bottle and instead, believed it was a “crush injury.”

Moore testified that no shards of glass were found in Depp’s injured finger and there we no lacerations.

However, Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez argued Moore could not definitely rule out that the thrown vodka bottle caused the injury, clarifying he has no personal knowledge of how Depp injured his finger and used Depp’s description and medical records for review.

“I can’t determine exactly what object did it, I think that I can say with confidence that the described mechanism of the bottle hitting and shattering the finger was not consistent with the appearance of the injury.”

When pressed whether he can rule out the injury was caused by a vodka bottle, Moore said, “Based on injury pattern I can say that the described mechanism of injury is inconsistent of medical findings.”

But Vasquez asked again whether Moore could rule out a vodka bottle caused the injury.

“I can’t rule out a vodka bottle caused the injury but can rule out that it was caused in the manner described in his testimony,” Moore said. He also testified it was unlikely the injury was caused by a knife, per WWAY News.

Dr. Richard Moore Age

Dr. Richard Moore is a native of eastern North Carolina–born in Morehead City and raised in Jacksonville.

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