Dr. Michael Moore is a board certified neurosurgeon who has achieved fellowship training in Neurocritical Care, Spine and Skull Base Surgery. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his fellowships at Emory University Department of Neurosurgery and the University of Washington.

Joining Sierra Neurosurgery Group in August 2019, Dr. Moore’s clinical focus specializes in the comprehensive treatment of benign and metastatic brain tumors. His post-graduate fellowship in skull base surgery has given him the surgery techniques to treat complicated vascular and oncologic lesions within the skull that are often difficult to access and otherwise inoperable.

Dr. Moore’s rigorous spine fellowship gave him the knowledge and tools to utilize the most advanced spinal instrumentation techniques, in both an open or minimally invasive fashion to treat spinal cord and spinal column disease.

Additionally, Dr. Moore is affiliated with all local hospitals for trauma cases. His fellowship in Neurocritical care gives Dr. Moore the ability to manage surgical cases with a better understanding of how to treat complex physiological changes in the body as it undergoes traumatic injury, vascular insult and surgical procedures.

Dr. Moore Specialties

Brain Tumors, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base, Degenerative and Complex Spine Deformity, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neurocritical Care, Oncology, Trauma

  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebrovascular and Skull Base
  • Degenerative Spine Deformity
  • Complex Spine Deformity
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Oncology
  • Trauma

Dr. Moore Advanced Practice Providers Team

Jee Lee, APRN at Sierra Neurosurgery Reno Nevada

Jee Lee


Dr. Moore is available for appointments at these office Locations:


Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511


Eagle Medical Center
2874 N Carson Street Suite 200
Carson City NV 89706

Dr. Moore Curriculum

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Education and Professional Experience

August 2019 – Present
Sierra Neurosurgery Group
Reno, Nevada

July 2018 – June 2019
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellow
Department of Neurosurgery (Sekhar, Ferreira)
University of Washington

July 2017 – June 2018
Chief Resident
Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University

July 2016 – June 2017
Spine Fellow
Department of Neurosurgery (Rodts, Refai, Gary)
Emory University

July 2015 – June 2016
Neurocritical Care
Fellow (UCNS Board Eligible 2018)
Department of Neurosurgery (Samuels)
Emory University

July 2011- June 2018
Resident Physician,
Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University

July 2007 – April 2011
Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine

July 2005 – June 2007
Master of Science, Applied Anatomy
Case Western Reserve University

July 2001 – June 2005
Bachelor of Science, History and Biochemistry (Honors)
Georgetown University


Emory University Department of Neurosurgery
Neurocritical Care and Spine

University of Washington
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base


May 2022
Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

June 2018
Oral Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery

June 2018
Neurocritical Care Board Eligible, UCNS

Written Boards Passed, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Passed Steps 1, 2, and 3
United States Medical Licensing Exam

Board Certified

Board Certified with

  • American Board of Neurosurgery
  • United Council for Neurological Sub-specialties

Georgia Neurosurgical Society
Resident Research Award

Herbert S Steuer Memorial Award for Work in Anatomy
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

1st place Winner, Lepow Research Symposium
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Reno, Nevada

Renown Regional Medical Center
Reno, Nevada

Northern Nevada Medical Center
Sparks, Nevada

Medical Licensure




American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Research Experience

July 2016 – December 2018
Spine Fellowship Research
1) Retrospective Chart Review on Native or Prosthetic Spinal Infections Treated with Retained Hardware. We are currently conducting a study to examine the role of antibiotics and the required duration of therapy in patients who are infected and cannot be explanted. No consensus data exists on this topic.
2) Retrospective review of vertebral osteomyelitis outcomes after debridement and hardware placement: comparison of Peek vs titanium vs allograft. We hope to determine if a superior material exists for post debridement constructs in the clearance of osteomyelitis of the spine.
3) Cortical trajectory TLIFs Vs posterolateral fusions: a retrospective cohort study. This studies aim is a comparison of intra-op, postoperative outcomes, and fusion rates of these two methods.

July 2016 – June 2018
(Critical Care research) Physiologic reduction of CSF output in SAH patients through the use of Acetazolamide. This phase one study is currently pending IRB approval. The aim is to develop a rescue therapy for patients with obstructive hydrocephalus after SAH. Patient with EVDs after SAH in Emory’s NICU will be enrolled in a controlled dose escalation and toxicity study to determine therapeutic effect of acetazolamide. Historical trials for patients with shunted obstructive hydrocephalus have shown significant drops in CSF production >50% with continued use of high dose acetazolamide. This inexpensive and commonly available medication could provide SAH without access to immediate CSF diversion a medical intervention (rescue therapy) for obstructive hydrocephalus while in transit to a facility with neurosurgical support.

Author of Minimal Brain Injury (MBI) Guidelines for Grady Memorial Hospital (GMH). It is not uncommon for GMH to have 10 MBI patients in a single night utilizing significant ICU and imaging resources. Recently, several centers have moved towards de-escalation of care in some individuals.

In an effort to maximize resources and stay current, a new guideline for isolated minor head trauma was written for GMH based on the most current literature. This de-escalation of care for appropriate patients will reduce the SICU and imaging center utilization. In addition, hospital cost and patient cost should be reduced.

Investigations utilizing the Emory Neurocritical Care Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) database: Emory has an extensive database of all SAH patients treated in the hospital system. We are examining the 251 angio negative SAH patients, analyzing their outcomes based on bleeding patterns, morbidities, TCDs, and developing cost benefit analyses of different possible treatment plans.

Laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Miller at Case Western Reserve University: Wave form studies in mild traumatic brain injury (MTI). Four month research rotation using electrode arrays and tetrodes to study the neurophysiology of the hippocampus in the MTI state in rats.

July 2007 – June 2009
Laboratories of Dr. Hart and Dr. Tabib-Azar at Case Western Reserve University: R&D microsensor development for use in spinal biophysiology. Two years of engineering, anatomy studies with human cadaver spine segments, and product development.

July 2004 – June 2005
Laboratory of Stephen Metallo Ph.D. – Department of Chemistry Biochemistry Honors Program at Georgetown University: Project – Effect of molecular crowding on protein conformation. Three semesters of mentored research, course work and thesis.

June – July 2004
Edward M. Chester Summer Scholar, Cleveland OH MetroHealth Hospital/Case Western Reserve University.

Publications - Manuscripts

Malcolm J, Moore M, Refa D. Cortical Trajectory Screw Placement for Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Annals of Neurosurgery. 2017 May; Vol 1 Issue 1 Article 1002.

Sribnick E, Sarda S, Moore M, Capasse M, Tubbs RS, Wrubel D, Chern JJ. Clinical outcome of children with suspected shunt malfunction evaluated in the emergency department. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jun;76(6):695-9. doi: 10.1227/NEU

Sarda S, Moore MK, Chern JJ. Letter to the Editor: Readmission and reoperation after shunt surgery. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May;15(5):544-5. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.PEDS14459. Epub 2015 Feb 6.

Owonikoko TK, Arbiser J, Zelnak A, Shu HK, Shim H, Robin AM, Kalkanis SN, Whitsett TG, Salhia B, Tran NL, Ryken T, Moore MK, Egan KM, Olson JJ. Current approaches to the treatment of metastatic brain tumours. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr;11(4):203-22. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.25. Epub 2014 Feb 25. Review.

Moore MK, Fulop S, Tabib-Azar M, Hart DJ. Piezoresistive pressure sensors in the measurement of intervertebral disc hydrostatic pressure Spine J. 2009 Dec;9(12):1030-4

Jackowe DJ, Moore MK, Bruner AE, Fredieu JR. New insight into the enigmatic white cord in Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632). J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Nov;32(9):1471-6.

Publications - Book Chapters

D. Ryan Ormond1 , Alexandros Bouras2 , Michael Moore3 , Matthew Gary4 , Paula Province Warren5 , Roshan Prabhu6 , Kathleen M. Egan7 , Srikant Rangaraju4 , Christina Appin8 , Constantinos Hadjipanayis2 , Burt Nabors5 , Alfredo Voloschin9 , and Jeffrey J. Olson3 The American Cancer Society’s Oncology in Practice: Clinical Management: Chapter 40 Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nerves (submitted 2018)


Georgia Neurological Society Meeting, Spring 2016
The effects of acetazolamide on CSF production in SAH patients
Georgia Neurological Society Meeting,

Spring 2015
Suggestions for treatment de-escalation on patients with angiographically negative SAH

Georgia Neurological Society Meeting, Fall 2014
Can Children with Shunted Hydrocephalus be Safely Discharged from Emergency Department?

Georgia Neurological Society Meeting, Fall 2013
Angio negative SAH: distribution of blood and its correlation to clinical outcome.

Georgia Neurological Society Meeting, Fall 2012
Hemorrhagic Vestibular Schwannoma: A Review of Management.

IMD international conference invited speaker, 2008:
Biocompatible and Matched Piezo Resistive Polymeric Films for Implantable Telemetric Force Sensors for In Vivo Spinal Biochemical Measurements.

Lepow Research Symposium, CWRU Poster presentation (1st place Winner) : Piezoresistive pressure sensors in the measurement of intervertebral disk hydrostatic pressure.

Edward M. Chester Summer Scholar poster fair (2004): Comparison of complications of intramedullary nail vs. plate fixation of distal tibial fractures.

Competent, professional, caring, and an expert among experts.

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