Edward Moon, MD

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.

Practice Locations

795 El Camino Real
Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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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