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About Thomas Moore, MD
Thomas Moore, MD, is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. He provides prenatal care for women with high-risk pregnancies and is recognized nationally as an expert on pregnancy and diabetes.
Dr. Moore has been ranked several times as one of the top obstetricians and gynecologists in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, as well as been named repeatedly as a "Top Doc" in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. Most recently he received the Louis M. Hellman MD Midwifery Partnership Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Moore believes that service to society, especially the underserved, is the highest possible goal, and that his role as a physician is a unique opportunity to contribute to the personal health and well-being of his patients. "My specialty focuses upon high-risk pregnancies, diseases that affect the fetus and problems in pregnancy. My strongest commitment is assisting mothers achieve their goals in birthing healthy babies. It's very gratifying to help women understand how pregnancy affects their bodies and what they can do to ensure the outcome of their pregnancies."
His research interests center on optimal management of diabetes in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormalities and the clinical quantitation and assessment of amniotic fluid volume. He has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in major medical textbooks, including co-editing Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine and contributing to Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Diseases of the Newborn.
Dr. Moore completed residency and fellowship training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Moore also serves as interim chief medical officer. In this role, he oversees UC San Diego Health's associate chief medical officers and medical directors, leading efforts to align structure with organizational imperatives at the health system.
When not at work, Dr. Moore enjoys sailing, photography, playing jazz music and spending time with his wife Peggy, five children and 18 grandchildren.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on care for complicated pregnancies, see Maternal-Fetal Care.
- Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Diabetes and Pregnancy
- Maternal Medical Disorders
- Prenatal Diagnosis and Imaging
- High-Risk Pregnancy
- Gestational Diabetes
- Diabetes During Pregnancy