Mount Airy native receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Michael A. Moore, a Mount Airy native and a physician who has served Danville, Virginia, and Pittsylvania County for more than 35 years , was recently named as the recipient of the 2016 Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control’s (COSEHC) Lifetime Achievement Award.

The consortium recently held its annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dr. Moore was recognized. The organization is a non-profit voluntary health organization “that is dedicated to eradicating vascular disease in all people,” according to the group.

The Lifetime Achievement Award “recognizes an outstanding southeastern U.S. clinician or scientist whose efforts have contributed substantially to the enhancement of knowledge in the fields of hypertension and cardiovascular disease,” according to information released by the consortium.

“Dr. Moore has been described as an ‘unsung hero’ and a ‘constant’ in Danville’s medical community. We believe that Dr. Moore epitomizes the dedication that this award recognizes,” said Alan Larson, market president and Danville Regional Medical Center CEO.

Dr. Moore is a nephrologist who specialized in hypertension management and preventive cardiovascular health care. He has been a member of the Danville medical staff since 1979 and has been the hospital’s director of continuing medical education since 1994.

A 1962 graduate of Mount Airy High School, he is the daughter of Ruby Moore, of Mount Airy.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in chemistry and medical education at the University of North Carolina, he went on to complete his internal medicine and nephrology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been a member of the faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine since 1976 where in 1979 he was chosen Teacher of the Year.

In addition, he is a clinical professor of medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on cardiovascular topics and physician communication skills.

In 2008, in collaboration with hospital administration and VCOM, he assisted in the development of DRMC’s Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Program. The goal of this program is to provide the highest quality osteopathic residency training that will offer each primary care trainee a foundation for lifelong learning and consists of two residency programs.

Dr. Moore is the director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He and his wife of 45 years, Janet, have two children, David Moore, senior manager for Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C., and the late Dr. Allan Moore, a Massachusetts General Hospital trained internal medicine physician and endocrinology fellow.

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