Edward Moon, MD

About Dr. Moon

Dr. Moon is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in treatment of the hand and upper extremity. He completed his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle including extensive orthopedic trauma training at Harborview Medical Center, the only level one trauma center servicing five states in the pacific northwest. Dr. Moon then completed fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, the number one orthopedic hospital in the nation as ranked by US News and World Report. Dr. Moon believes in patient centered care, patient education, and shared decision making. His goal is to fully restore both form and function in a caring and compassionate environment. As an avid hiker, snowboarder, golfer, and musician he understands the importance of a quick recovery and returning to an active and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Moon’s philosophy is to attempt non-surgical treatment whenever possible. However, if surgery is necessary he employs the most current, evidence-based techniques and technology to achieve the best outcomes.


“If you are looking for a great hand surgeon, look no farther than Dr. Moon! As a nurse in a hospital, I know a great MD when I meet them. Dr. Moon was not only knowledgable but patient with all my questions and telephone calls. He answered them all, never making me feel like a crazy person with such fear and paranoia, which I felt like when it came to someone potentially carving on my hand. I had a great pre, peri and post surgical experience. I can’t say enough good things about him. I had my surgery this past January, and, aside from some weakness and stiffness, I feel great!” -Tina T.

“An extraordinarily approachable and professional Hand Surgeon. I asked so many questions and put off the surgery several times, and was never made to feel like a bother, even though I am sure I asked a lot of the same questions several times. Now, I am 2 months post Ulnar Osteotomy, and have virtually no more pain and my mobility is already good. Highly recommend Dr. Moon and his great team.” -B.B

“Dr. Moon did arthroscopic surgery on my left wrist (while I was awake and watched!) about two years ago. Everything went well including recovery. A couple of weeks back, I returned to Dr. Moon to take care of a painful elbow problem that turned out to be a partially torn tendon and an ulnar nerve issue. Again, recovery is going very well. I’ve felt comfortable working with Dr. Moon and his professional staff. Dr. Moon listens effectively and then goes over the problem(s) , explaining everything thoroughly. I never felt rushed as is often the case with far too many other MD’s. I felt I was treated professionally and with respect. I’m happy to give MD Moon my 100% recommendation!” -Joe J.

“Dr. Moon and his staff were very professional and thorough. I fell on my hands about two months ago and my elbow was still hurting. Dr. Moon and his P.A. both listened carefully, explained what they thought was going on and ordered an MRI to see if I tore a tendon. I felt very we’ll taken care of and will definitely be back again. Highly recommend seeing this doc.” -Sandi S.

“I had a very positive experience with Dr. Moon. My diagnosis was Dupuytren’s Contracture of my left hand and my case was relatively mild, affecting only the pinky finger. I had visited another hand surgeon who wanted to perform open surgery, which would be more costly and require a longer healing time. Doing my research I found Dr. Moon and went to see him and he confirmed his familiarity with the Xiaflex injection procedure. When I asked how many he has performed, he said more than 500. This procedure involves an injection of Xiaflex, which weakens the cord over a few days, then you return to the office for a manipulation of the hand to manually break the cords. There is some pain and soreness at the injection site between the visits, but in my case it was minor and able to be controlled with ibuprofen. Dr. Moon’s execution was flawless and full range of motion was restored to the pinky finger…I agree with the other reviewers comments about Dr. Moon’s professionalism. I would recommend him to others and return for any subsequent hand issues.” -Mike B.

Practice Locations

795 El Camino Real
Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-853-2951 San Carlos Center
301 Industrial Road, First Floor
San Carlos, CA 94070


  • Hand Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Medical Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati
  • Internship: Universtiy of Washington, General Surgery
  • Residency: University of Washington, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship(s):Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Awards & Recognitions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Marin Magazine “Top Doctors” for hand surgery 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow


  1. Crivello K, Potter H, Moon ES, Rancy SK Wolfe S. “Does Collagenase Disrupt or Digest the Dupuytren’s Cord? A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study” J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Jul;41(6):614-20
  2. Moon ES, Dy CJ, Derman P, Vance MC, Carlson MG. “Management of Nonunion Following Operative Treatment of Scaphoid Fractures: Current Concepts” J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013 Sep;21(9):548-57
  3. Moon ES, Crivello K, Potter H, Wolfe S. “Does Collagenase Disrupt or Digest the Dupuytren’s Cord? A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study” Abstract for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Chicago, IL 2012.
  4. Moon ES, Iannuzzi N, Hanel DP. “Comparison of Three Injection Techniques for Ulnar Nerve Blocks at the Wrist: A Cadaveric Study”. Abstract for American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting 2012
  5. Kim PS, Lohse G, Moon ES, Huang IJ. “Bier block intravenous regional anesthesia for the operative treatment of adult distal radius fractures”. Abstract for American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Las Vegas, NV Sept 8, 2011.
  6. Beingessner D, Barei D, Moon ES, Morshed S. “Biomechanical Analysis of the Less Invasive Stabilization System (LISS) for Mechanically Unstable Fractures of the Distal Femur: Comparison of Titanium Versus Stainless Steel and Bicortical Versus Unicortical Fixation”. J Trauma 2011 Sep;71(3):620-4.
  7. Moon ES, Howlett J, Wiater BP, Trumble TE. “Treatment of Plastic Deformation of the Forearm with Double-Level Osteotomies: Case Reports”. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Apr; 36(4):639-646.
  8. Moon ES, Kondrashov D, Hannibal M, Hsu K, Zucherman, J. “Gunshot wounds to the spine: Literature review and report on a migratory intrathecal bullet”. Am J. Orthop. 2008 March E37(3).
  9. Greiwe RM, Mehlman CT, Moon ES, Wall E, Crawford A, “Stiffness following displaced pediatric both-bone forearm fractures: A meta-analysis”. (Abstract Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ October 6, 2006)
  10. Moon ES, Mehlman CT. “Risk factors for avascular necrosis following femoral neck fractures in children: 24 Cincinnati cases and meta-analysis of 360 cases”. J. Orthop Trauma 2006 May; 20(5):323-9
  11. Mann KM, Ray JL, Moon ES, Sass KM, Benson MR. “Calcineurin initiates smooth muscle differentiation in neural crest stem cells”. J. Cell Biol. 165(4): 483-91, 2004.
  12. Moon ES, Ray JL, Leach RL, Benson MR. “A set of genes activated in differentiating smooth muscle is also activated in smooth muscle from injured arteries or atherosclerotic lesions”. Gene Function & Disease. 3:77-86, 2002.

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