Marc R. Moon, MD

Marc R. Moon, MD, earned a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from the University of Michigan in 1983 and a medical degree from Wayne State University in 1988. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1995, which included a period of training in vascular surgery at Oxford University in England and two years in the cardiovascular physiology laboratory at Stanford University. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at Stanford University in 1998.

Moon joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1998 and was promoted to associate professor in 2002, professor of surgery in 2005 and Joseph C. Bancroft Professor of Surgery in 2008. In July 2014, he was honored as the John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease. Moon was named director of the Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta in 2000, program director for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program in 2004, and chief of the Section of Cardiac Surgery in 2014.

Moon has served on numerous National Institutes of Health study sections and is a member of the Veterans Affairs Biomedical Cardiology Research and Development Federal Advisory Committee. He has authored more than 160 scientific publications; however, his passion lies in the clinical area, where he specializes in re-operative valvular surgery and diseases of the thoracic aorta. Moon is the secretary of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the world’s oldest and most prestigious society dedicated to thoracic disease, and a consultant to the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration.  In 2021, he was elected as a new faculty member of the WUSM Chapter of Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society.