Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Joshua P. Moss, M.D. was always fascinated by tinkering with and fixing "things" of all kinds. Dr. Moss went on to attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, where he graduated with highest honors and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy through the NROTC program. It was at Notre Dame where Dr. Moss's love of fixing things and problem solving met his passion for helping people, leading to his choice to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Moss completed his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN, finding orthopaedic surgery to be a perfect fit for personality and interests. He then completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill before continuing on to the Mary S. Stern hand, upper extremity, and microvascular fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.
With a passion for hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Moss is an expert in treating problems involving the entire upper extremity from the shoulder to the fingertips. His specific practice interests include arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. He has extensive experience with minimally-invasive endoscopic nerve decompression techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome and is excited to offer these techniques to his patients. Dr. Moss also performs surgery for the full spectrum of upper extremity arthritis problems, tendon and nerve injuries, tennis and golfer’s elbow, and upper extremity and general orthopaedic trauma. He is also skilled intreatment of Dupuytren’s contracture, including XIAFLEX injections. Dr. Moss is diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with the additional ABOS Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
In 2008, following completion of his fellowship, Dr. Moss began surgical practice as an active duty medical officer at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego, CA. Dr. Moss spent his entire military practice at Camp Pendleton, providing outstanding surgical care for thousands of active duty marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen, military dependents, and retirees. Dr. Moss’s notable experiences while in the military include a seven-month combat surgery deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, and temporary duty in Okinawa, Japan in 2012. From 2013 through 2015 Dr. Moss served as the Department Head for Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.In 2011 he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his performance during wartime deployment. In the summer of 2016, after fulfilling his obligated service time, Dr. Moss resigned his commission with an honorable discharge at the rank of Commander, United States Navy.
Dr. Moss excitedly accepted a position with University Orthopaedic Surgeons. He and his wife, Leslie, have three beautiful children and a spoiled golden retriever. They are thrilled to be returning to Tennessee and excited to become part of the Knoxville community.
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