Dr. Christian Moore is a native of Bucks County Pennsylvania. He attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in environmental studies. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as well as the Sigma Xi scientific research society and participated in research in organic chemistry making several presentations at local and national meetings and publishing in a national peer-reviewed journal. After college, Dr. Moore received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2013 with a passion for oral and maxillofacial surgery. He received the Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Excellence Award and ultimately matched at the University of Pittsburgh where he began his residency in 2013.

Dr. Moore received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, where he was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Moore completed an internship in General Surgery in 2018. During his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery he worked at UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

During his training at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Moore received extensive exposure in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including third molar (wisdom tooth) removal, comprehensive reconstruction and bone grafting, dental implant surgery, treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology, facial trauma surgery, TMJ surgery, orthognathic surgery, and intravenous/general anesthesia. He also participated in research on resorbable metals giving several abstract presentations at national meetings. Dr. Moore considers it an honor to have worked and trained under some of the leading names in oral and maxillofacial surgery today. Dr. Moore is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Moore is proud to join the Facial Surgery Center team in 2019. In addition to his private practice, he also serves as faculty where he trained at UPMC teaching residents. He has grown to love Western Pennsylvania during his time in training and is looking forward to all of the opportunities the area has to offer. His hobbies include running, cooking, travel, and watching ice hockey and football.


Training and Education

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 2013-2019
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Resident - Chief Resident - July 2018-June 2019
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center General Surgery- Internship - July 2016-July 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha - 2013-2017
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Medicine - 2009-2013
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi - Minor: Environmental Studies


  • OsteoScience Foundation Scholarship 2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2017-Present
  • Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Excellence Award 2013
  • Penn Dental Dean’s Scholarship 2009-2013
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society 2009-Present
  • Hobart and William Smith Faculty Scholarship 2005-2009
  • Dr. Joseph N. Frost ’16 Endowment Scholarship (HWS) 2006-2009
  • HWS Dean’s Scholar 2005-2009
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 2008-Present
  • HWS Alumi Association Award 2008
  • HWS Prof. Pim Larsson Kovach Achievement Award in Chemistry 2008


  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Honor Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Hospital Affiliations:

  • UPMC East
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Children’s
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside

Research Experience

▪ Investigated the use of resorbable metals as novel compounds for fracture fixation devices

▪ Participated in surgical implantation of resorbable metal fixation devices and developing surgical protocol for their use

▪ Involved in developing novel syntheses of potential anti-cancer drugs (aristolactam alkaloids and 3-pyrrolin-2-        ones)

▪ Proficient in organic chemistry laboratory techniques including purification, chromatography, melting point                    analysis, NMR, and IR

▪ Proficient in ChemDraw

▪ Involved in developing theoretical models, through quantum mechanics, for small molecule interactions with        ordered transition metal surfaces.

▪ Basic understanding of Maple and Linux programming

Research Publications and Presentations

Moore, Christian A., et al. “Investigating the Stereochemical Outcome of a Tandem Cyclization-Coupling Reaction Leading to a 3-Arylideneisobenzofuran-1-One.” Arkivoc, vol. 2018, no. 4, 2018, pp. 50–69., doi:10.24820/ark.5550190.p010.480.

Bennett, Jeffrey D. “Peri-Operative Management of the Orthognathic Surgery Patient.” Perioperative Assessment of the Maxillofacial Surgery Patient: Problem-Based Patient Management, edited by Elie M. Ferneini. by Christian A. Moore and Bernard J. Costello, Springer, 2018, pp. 501–514.

Costello BJ; Moore C; Brown A; Yoshizawa S; Verdelis K; Myers N; Chou DT; Pal S; Maiti S; Kumta PN; Sfeir C. Fracture healing and bone regeneration using degradable magnesium fixation plates and screws with and without polymer membranes. Abstracts of papers, American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA; American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons: Aurora, CO., May 2017 (Abstract presentation).

Costello BJ; Moore C; Prashant K; Abijit R; Sfeir CS. Resorbable Metal Fixation for the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton. Abstracts of Papers, American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Portland, OR; American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons: Aurora, CO., May 2014 (abstract presentation).

Voellinger, Kailey B.; Moore, C.A.; Ohman, B.F.; Pelkey, E.T.  Exploring the Stereochemical Outcome (E/Z) of Tandem Metal-mediated Reactions leading to 3-Arylidene Isobenzofuran-1-ones.  Abstracts of Papers, 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA; American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C., August 2007; ORGN 535 (poster presentation).

 Moore, C.A.; Glassey, W.V.  Energy Partitioning Studies of CO on Pd(111).  52nd Undergraduate Research Symposium-ACS Rochester Section (RIT), Rochester, NY, April 2007 (poster presentation).

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