Dr. Joseph Moore

Dr. Jerry Hizon

Dr. Joseph Moore graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1982 and started a Navy career that spanned over 30 years. While doing his family medicine residency at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, CA, he realized the principles of Sports Medicine could more quickly return injured Marines back to full duty. The key principle was early access for injuries, similar to an urgent care model.

After his family medicine training, he completed a sports medicine fellowship and worked with the US Olympic Teams in Colorado Spring, was team physician at the World Youth Game in Moscow in 1995, and team doctor to the USA Women’s Ice Hockey team before the Nagano Games in 1998. He started the Navy’s Sports Medicine program at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton to train Navy Sports Medicine doctors.

The community has gone on to develop over 22 Navy sports medicine clinics both stateside and overseas. Dr. Moore is a clinical instructor at the UCSD School of Medicine and lectures at the American Academy of Family Physicians’ National Meeting.