Nerve Transfers and AFM: Part One
August 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Amy Moore, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Amy M. Moore, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She is the Chief of Section of Hand Surgery and serves as the Program Director for the Hand and Nerve Fellowship in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Moore is a surgeon scientist who specializes in complex nerve reconstruction of the arms and legs. She currently runs two clinical trials involved in nerve regeneration and also performs translational basic science nerve research that is funded by Department of Defense.
Dr. Moore began treating patients with Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2017. Her contributions include developing novel nerve transfers to restore hip and knee movement. She is committed to providing excellent clinical care to both children and adults affected with acute flaccid myelitis. She is also studying the nerves of her patients in her laboratory in hopes of better understanding of this rare disease process. Dr. Moore is confident that with increased awareness and research we will be able to improve outcomes in patients affected with AFM.
Dan Zlotolow, MD
The Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia and Greenville, The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, and The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York
Dr. Zlotolow is a Pediatric Upper Limb and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon at The Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia and Greenville, The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, and The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He specializes in the care of Arthrogryposis, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, spinal cord injuries, complex post-traumatic deformities, congenital differences, and limb deficiencies. His interest in Acute Flaccid Myelitis began with 2 children in need of nerve transfers and has expanded to caring for over 60 patients thus far. He leads medical outreach missions to Havana, Cuba and Kigali, Rwanda and has founded 3 professional societies including Plexus Nexus and the Pediatric Hand International Society of Surgeons (PHISOS). He travels nationally and internationally as a visiting professor and lecturer. As the fellowship director for the Shriners Hospital Pediatric Hand Fellowship, he oversees the training of 16 fellows each year. He was a team leader for Zion, the first pediatric hand transplant.
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