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Authors > Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA


Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA is Professor Emeritus, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Former Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Associate Dean for Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Former Professor and Head of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is a co-author of The Developing Human, 11th Edition.


Dr. Moore is an internationally recognized leader in the teaching of human anatomy and embryology. He has revolutionized the field of medicine for more than 60 years through his innovative research. His investigation in the causes of birth defects led to major advances in how physicians screen for and diagnose several genetic conditions. Dr. Moore has contributed to numerous publications and texts, which include The Developing Human, in its eleventh edition, and Before We are Born, which is in its ninth edition.


Dr. Moore is a founding member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, which awarded him with the Honored Member Award, and is a fellow of the American Association of Anatomists, an honored member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology, a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a recipient of the J.C.B. Grant Award of the Canadian Association of Anatomists. He has also been recognized by the American Medical Writers Association with several awards for his medical textbooks.


Most recently, Dr. Moore received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal – a commemorative medal to honor significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. This medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.