Marc Moon

Marc R. Moon, MD

  • John M. Shoenberg Professor, Surgery
  • Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery
  • Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1988.

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1988-1991 and 1993-1995; Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, 1995-1998.

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2017 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Marquis “Who’s Who in America,” 2007-2009

“America’s Top Surgeons” – 2007 - 2010, Consumers’ Research Council of America

Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2009-2010

Member, American Surgical Association

Member of Scientific Affairs and Government Relations Committee, Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship Committee, and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research & Education Committee for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Member, Leadership Committee for the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association

Examiner, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certifying Examination

Clinical Interests

Dr. Moon specializes in heart disease, cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and heart and lung transplantation.

Other areas of clinical interest include endocarditis, heart-lung transplantation, mitral valve replacement, coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic aneurysm, arrhythmia surgery, vascular disease, AAA, and transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR).

Research Interests

Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Grant, Principal Investigator, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Period of Support: 07/01/01 - 06/30/03
Right atrial function in health and disease
Pathophysiology and treatment of chronic pulmonary hypertension

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart and Vascular Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-0993

Contact Information

Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-0993

Selected Publications

Moon MR. Historical Perspectives of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery: John L. Yates (1873 - 1938). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 (in press)

Voeller RK, Aziz A, Maniar HS, Ufere NN, Tagger AK, Bernabe NJ, Cupps BP, Moon MR. Altered Right Ventricular Strain and Right Atrial Function in Mild versus Severe Right Ventricular Pressure Overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 (in press)

Melby SJ, Moon MR, Lindman BR, Bailey MS, Hill LL, Damiano RJ. Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension on Outcomes after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Valve Stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;141:1424-1430.

Jim J, Moon MR, Rubin BG, Sicard GA, Sanchez LA. Hybrid Repair of Distal Aortic Arch Aneurysms: Endovascular Elephant Trunk Completion. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011;25:598-604.

Moon MR. Presidential Perspectives of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;141:870-871.

Moon MR. Predictive Value of Surgical Scoring Systems in Determining Operative Risk for Octogenarians Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;141:335-337.

Damiano RJ, Schwartz FH, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Munfakh N, Moon MR, Schuessler RB. The Cox-Maze IV Procedure: Predictors of Late Recurrence. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;141:113-21.

Aziz A, Lawton JS, Maniar HS, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ, Moon MR. Factors Affecting Survival after Mitral Valve Replacement in Patients with Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90:1202-11.

Jim J, Rubin BG, Moon MR, Geraghty PJ, Sicard GA, Sanchez LA. Arterial Access for Thoracic Endograft Placement. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010;24:640-645.

Aziz A, Lee AM, Pasque MK, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Damiano RJ, Moon MR. Evaluation of Revascularization Subtypes in Octogenarians Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Circulation. 2009;120(Suppl):S65-69.

Moon MR. Approach to the Treatment of Aortic Dissection. Surg Clin N Am. 2009;89;869-893.

Lawton JS, Moazami N, Pasque MK, Moon MR, Damiano RJ. Early Stenosis of Medtronic Mosaic Porcine Valves in the Aortic Position. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;137;1556-7.

Zierer A, Melby SJ, Voeller RK, Moon MR. Interatrial Shunt for Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension: Differential Impact of Low-Flow versus High-Flow Shunting. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009;296:H639-44. Epub 2009 Jan 9)

Moon MR, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Munfakh NA, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ. POINT: Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch Does Not Affect Survival for Patients Greater than 70 Years of Age Undergoing Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;137:278-283.

Zierer A, Sanchez LA, Moon MR. Combined Open Proximal and Stent-graft Distal Repair for Distal Arch Aneurysms: An Alternative to Total Debranching. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;88:307-309.

Pub Med page for Marc R. Moon, M.D.

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

Ad Hoc Referee
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
American Journal of Physiology
Eastern Journal of Medicine
American Journal of Medical Sciences
World Journal of Surgery
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Clinical Physiology & Functional Imaging
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Heart and Vessels
Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology


Melby SJ, Crabtree TD, Moon MR. Complications of Surgical Coronary Revascularization. In: Doherty GM, Mulholland M (eds.). Complications in Surgery. 3rd ed. Ann Arbor: Lippincott; 2010.

Guleserian KJ, Moon MR. Cardiac Valves – US Counterpoint. In: Johnson FE, Virgo KS (eds.). The Bionic Human: Health Promotion for People with Implanted Prosthetic Devices. Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press; 2006:523-527.

Crabtree TD, Moon MR. Complications of Cardiac Revascularization. In: Doherty GM, Mulholland M (eds.). Complications in Surgery. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor: Lippincott; 2005:286-297.

Moon MR. What are the Indications for Surgical Management of Endocarditis? In: Holdright D, Montgomery H (eds.). 100 Questions in Cardiology. 2nd ed. London: BMJ Publishing; 2005.

Moon MR. What Are the Indications for Surgical Management of Endocarditis? In: Montgomery H, Holdright D (eds.). 100 Questions in Cardiology. 1st ed. London: BMJ Publishing; 2000.

Moon MR, Barlow CW, Robbins RC. Early Postoperative Care of
Heart-lung and Lung Transplant Recipients. In: Baumgartner WA, Reitz BA (eds.). Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 1999.