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Willard Moore, MD, serves as the Ochsner Orthopedics Department section head for hip and knee replacements. As a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon he specializes in primary and revision hip and knee replacements. He received additional subspecialty training in minimally invasive techniques including direct anterior approach total hip and partial knee replacement. Dr. Moore graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and certificates in engineering biology and materials science. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as chief resident and received the Kurt W. Niemann Award as the outstanding orthopedic resident in his graduating class. Between residency and fellowship, Dr. Moore spent 15 months working as an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya. He completed a fellowship in joint replacement at the Anderson Orthopedic Clinic (the Engh Fellowship) in Alexandria, Virginia. He then worked in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as the medical director of the Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute, Midtown Campus. Dr. Moore joined Ochsner Health in 2019. He performs surgery at Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine on Clearview Parkway, Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway and Ochsner Baptist on Napoleon Avenue. He is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and is married to Jeanne-Anne Moore, an Ochsner pediatrician and Louisiana native. They have two boys. Dr. Moore performs the following procedures: -Hip and knee total joint replacement -Revision hip and knee joint replacement surgery -Anterior approach total hip replacement -Robot assisted total knee replacement -Robot assisted partial knee replacement

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Medical Education

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Field of Study: Doctor of Medicine


University of Alabama School of Medicine
Field of Study: Orthopaedic Surgery


Anderson Orthopedic Clinic and Research Institute
Field of Study: Adult Orthopaedic Reconstructive Surgery

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery