Patrick Moore, MD, MPH

  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Microbiology and Medical Genetics
  • American Cancer Society Research Professor
  • Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Chair in Innovative Cancer Research

Academic Appointments:

Director, Cancer Virology Program,
UPCI Professor, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Professor of Public Health Division of Epidemiology
Columbia University, New York, NY
Associate Professor of Public Health Division of Epidemiology
Columbia University, New York, NY
Assistant Professor of Public Health Division of Epidemiology
Columbia University, New York, NY

Prior Experience:

Deputy Commissioner
New York City Department of Health, New York, NY
Chief, Epidemiology Section:
Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control,
Fort Collins, CO
MPH; University of California, Berkeley
AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Scholar
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer,
Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1986-1986 Research Physician: Onchocerciasis Research Project
LAC, Liberia (Case Western Reserve University)
1985-1985 Medical Officer: Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, Ghana

Awards and Honors

NIH Director’s George M. Khoury Lecture
Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureate
Paul Ehrlich-Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, Paul Ehrlich Foundation
The Passano Award, The Passano Foundation
PNC Elsie Hillman Distinguished Scholar Award
 NIH NCI Outstanding Investigator Award
Association of American Physicians, Elected Member
Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Chair in Innovative Cancer Research
John Snow Bicentennial Symposium, LSTM&H, United Kingdom
Woodward Visiting Professorship Lecture, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
National Academy of Sciences, Elected Member
Distinguished Professorship, University of Pittsburgh
Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh
Heinrich Pette Prize Lecture, Heinrich Pette Institute, Hamburg Germany
Biennial Marjory Stephenson Prize, Society for General Microbiology, United Kingdom
American Academy of Microbiology, Elected Fellow
Norman P. Salzman Memorial Lecture in Virology, NIH
Carnegie Life Sciences Award
American Cancer Society Research Professorship
ISI Science Citation Index. Highly Cited Investigator – Microbiology
Charles S. Mott Cancer Award ,General Motors Cancer Research Foundation
American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Elected Member
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Westminster College
Robert Koch Prize
Meyenburg Prize, German Cancer Research Center
Langmuir Prize, Centers for Disease Control, USA
Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control:
PHS Unit Commendation Medal (x2)
PHS Achievement Medal (x2)
PHS Hazardous Duty Award


Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH is an American Cancer Society (ACS) and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh. He is the former Cancer Virology Program Leader for the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center and holds the Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Innovative Cancer Research. Dr. Moore is recognized for his role, together with his wife Dr. Yuan Chang, in discovering and characterizing Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV or HHV8) and Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV), the two most recently recognized human tumor viruses. Their laboratory maintains an active focus on basic and translational research in tumor virology. Dr. Moore received the Clarivate Laureate, Paul Ehlich Prize, the Passano Award, the Mott Award, the Robert Koch Prize, the Meyenburg Cancer Research Prize, CDC-Langmuir Award, as well as other awards, is an elected member of the US National Academy of Science and other professional honor societies.  He graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT and received medical and graduate degrees from the University of Utah, Stanford University and University California, Berkeley and trained at the Centers for Disease Control as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. In addition to his work on tumor viruses, he has previously worked on meningococcal meningitis epidemics and on refugee health issues.

Visit Dr. Moore’s Google Scholar Profile for publications.