Dr. Moore earned his bachelor?s of Science from Syracuse University, Syracuse NY in Biology. In 1989 he enrolled in Emory University in Atlanta where he obtained a master?s and Ph.D. in Neurophysiology. His focus was on intracellular calcium regulation and the G-protein second messenger pathways. He then obtained his MD degree also from Emory University after a brief post doctoral position in the lab of Ron Abercrombie Ph.D.. In 1998 he moved to UTSW Medical Center in Dallas for his general Pediatrics training. He then obtained his training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Boston Children?s in the Harvard School of Medicine combined training program. For his research project he worked under David Clapham MD, PhD at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Boston on a project to identify the genes for the calcium release activated calcium channel. Upon completion of his sub-specialty training, he returned to Emory University and Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. He was appointed the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Director in January 2006 and served in that role for more than 5 years. He oversaw the growth in the Neonatology fellowship program by more than 50 percent. His research interests have moved from the basic science laboratory to clinical research related to NEC and ECMO. Dr. Moore has been actively involved in resident and fellowship education. He moved back to UT Southwestern in July 2011 as an associate professor, and now serves as the medical director of the NICU at Dallas Children?s Medical Center.


Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (1998)
Children's Medical Center (2001), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Boston (2004), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Support
  • Prenatal Counseling
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Research Interest

  • Hypoxia ischema Injury and neuroprotective strategies
  • Tissue perfusion and inflammatory changes in NEC


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Peripheral Intravenous and Central Catheter Algorithm: A Proactive Quality Initiative.
Wilder KA, Kuehn SC, Moore JE Adv Neonatal Care 2014 Oct
Feeding Preterm Infants during Red Blood Cell Transfusion Is Associated with a Decline in Postprandial Mesenteric Oxygenation.
Marin T, Josephson CD, Kosmetatos N, Higgins M, Moore JE J. Pediatr. 2014 Jun
Red blood cell transfusion-related necrotizing enterocolitis in very-low-birthweight infants: a near-infrared spectroscopy investigation.
Marin T, Moore J, Kosmetatos N, Roback JD, Weiss P, Higgins M, McCauley L, Strickland OL, Josephson CD Transfusion 2013 Nov 53 11 2650-8
Newer monitoring techniques to determine the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis.
Moore JE Clin Perinatol 2013 Mar 40 1 125-34
Understanding near-infrared spectroscopy.
Marin T, Moore J Adv Neonatal Care 2011 Dec 11 6 382-8
Caspase inhibition by cardiotrophin-1 prevents neuronal death in vivo and in vitro.
Peng H, Sola A, Moore J, Wen T J. Neurosci. Res. 2010 Apr 88 5 1041-51
Gender differences in long-term beneficial effects of erythropoietin given after neonatal stroke in postnatal day-7 rats.
Wen TC, Rogido M, Peng H, Genetta T, Moore J, Sola A Neuroscience 2006 139 3 803-11
Cardiotrophin-1 protects cortical neuronal cells against free radical-induced injuries in vitro.
Wen TC, Rogido MR, Moore JE, Genetta T, Peng H, Sola A Neurosci. Lett. 2005 Oct 387 1 38-42
Calcium chelators enhance 45Ca accumulation in permeablized synaptosomes and in microsomes.
Moore JE, Abercrombie RF Am. J. Physiol. 1996 Feb 270 2 Pt 1 C628-35
Calcium accumulation by organelles within Myxicola axoplasm.
al-Baldawi NF, Moore JE, Abercrombie RF J. Physiol. (Lond.) 1993 Feb 461 633-46

Honors & Awards

  • President
    Southern Society for Pediatric Research (2010)
  • Young Investigator Award Clinical Science
    Southern Society for Pediatric Research (2009)
  • Executive Council Member
    Southern Society for Pediatric Research (2006)
  • Fellows award for Teaching and Mentorship
    Emory University (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AAP Section Member: Perinatal Pediatrics
  • AAP sub-board for education
  • Southeastern Association of Neonatologist
  • Southern Society for Pediatric Research