Patrick Moore

Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH is an American Cancer Society (ACS) and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh. 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 has received 2017 Paul Ehrlich Prize, the 2017 Passano Award, the 2003 GM Mott Award, the 1998 Robert Koch Prize, the 1997 Meyenburg Cancer Research Prize, 1989 CDC Langmuir Award, the 2017 Clarivate Laureate, as well as other awards and honors. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Science, Association of American Physicians, American Academy of Microbiology and American Society for Clinical Investigation. 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 including during the 1992 Somalian civil war and famine. 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.