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Linda W. Moore, RD

Instructor in Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Instructor, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Ms. Moore received her undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition in 1975 and subsequently completed a dietetic certification program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She began her career in nephrology working with dialysis patients and was instrumental in developing individualized dialysis prescriptions based on kinetic modeling of urea. Abbreviated models of this system are now the standard in dialysis units. Ms. Moore has received numerous honors for her work including the Director’s Citation from the Healthcare Financing Administration Office of Clinical Standards and Quality for her contributions to the care of patients with end stage renal disease. She was also awarded the Joel D. Kopple Award for Renal Nutrition by the National Kidney Foundation and is a recipient of the President’s USA Freedom Core Volunteer Service Award for her work with the National Kidney Foundation and other volunteer services related to kidney disease and transplantation.

Description of Research

Ms. Moore coordinates clinical research studies involving renal disease and kidney transplant, specifically in the area of assessment methods and treatments for acute rejection.

Areas Of Expertise

Renal disease Kidney transplantation Acute rejection

North American experience with Low protein diet for Non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease
Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Moore, LW, Tortorici, AR, Chou, JA, St-Jules, DE, Aoun, A, Rojas-Bautista, V, Tschida, AK, Rhee, CM, Shah, AA, Crowley, S, Vassalotti, JA & Kovesdy, CP 2016, BMC Nephrology, vol 17, no. 1, 90. DOI:

Disparate rates of acute rejection and donor-specific antibodies among high-immunologic risk renal transplant subgroups receiving antithymocyte globulin induction
Patel, SJ, Suki, WN, Loucks-DeVos, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Knight, RJ, Kuten, SA, Moore, LW, Teeter, LD, Gaber, LW & Gaber, AO 2016, Transplant International, vol 29, no. 8, pp. 897-908. DOI:

Association of dietary phosphate and serum phosphorus concentration by levels of kidney function
Moore, LW, Nolte, JV, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2015, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 102, no. 2, pp. 444-453. DOI:

Muscle Mass Measurement is Objective and More Predictive of Expected Mortality than Functional Status in High MELD Liver Transplant Recipients
Victor, III, DW, Nolte, JV, Gordon Burroughs, S, Mobley, CM, Yu, N, Hirase, T, Saharia, A, Rajaraman, A, Moore, LW, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM.

Interrogating a multifactorial model of breast conserving therapy with clinical data
Salmon, R, Garbey, M, Moore, LW & Bass, BL 2015, PLoS ONE, vol 10, no. 4, e0125006. DOI:

Barriers to preemptive renal transplantation: a single center questionnaire study
Knight, RJ, Teeter, LD, Graviss, EA, Patel, SJ, DeVos, JM, Moore, LW & Gaber, AO 2015, Transplantation, vol 99, no. 3, pp. 576-579. DOI:

Intermediate-term graft loss after renal transplantation is associated with both donor-specific antibody and acute rejection
Devos, JM, Gaber, AO, Teeter, LD, Graviss, EA, Patel, SJ, Land, GA, Moore, LW & Knight, RJ 2014, Transplantation, vol 97, no. 5, pp. 534-540. DOI:

Bariatric surgery and end-stage organ failure
Tariq, N , Moore, LW & Sherman, V 2013, Surgical Clinics of North America, vol 93, no. 6, pp. 1359-1371. DOI:

Screening for BK viremia reduces but does not eliminate the risk of BK nephropathy
Knight, RJ , Gaber, LW, Patel, SJ, Devos, JM, Moore, LW & Gaber, AO 2013, Transplantation, vol 96, no. 7. DOI:

Cross-sectional and case-control analyses of the association of kidney function staging with adverse postoperative outcomes in general and vascular surgery
Gaber, AO , Moore, LW, Aloia, TA, Suki, WN, Jones, SL, Graviss, EA, Knight, RJ & Bass, BL 2013, Annals of Surgery, vol 258, no. 1, pp. 169-177. DOI:

Food, Food Components, and Botanicals Affecting Drug Metabolism in Transplantation
Moore, LW 2013, Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol 23, no. 3. DOI:

Outcomes of living donor renal transplants with a negative cross-match and pretransplant donor-specific antibody
Knight, RJ, Devos, JM, Patel, SJ, Land, G, Moore, LW, Gaber, L & Gaber, AO 2013, Transplantation Proceedings, vol 45, no. 4, pp. 1399-1401. DOI:

Screening for BK viremia reduces but does not eliminate the risk of BK nephropathy: A single-center retrospective analysis
Knight, RJ , Gaber, LW, Patel, SJ, Devos, JM, Moore, LW & Gaber, AO 2013, Transplantation, vol 95, no. 7, pp. 949-954. DOI:

The mean dietary protein intake at different stages of chronic kidney disease is higher than current guidelines
Moore, LW, Byham-Gray, LD, Scott Parrott, J, Rigassio-Radler, D, Mandayam, S, Jones, SL, Mitch, WE & Osama Gaber, A 2013, Kidney International, vol 83, no. 4, pp. 724-732. DOI:

Acute rejection characteristics from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial of early corticosteroid withdrawal
Osama Gaber, A , Moore, LW, Alloway, RR, Steve Woodle, E, Pirsch, J, Shihab, F, Henning, A, Fitzsimmons, W, Holman, J, Reisfield, R & Roy First, M 2013, Transplantation, vol 95, no. 4, pp. 573-579. DOI:

Increased mortality of solid organ transplant recipients with H1N1 infection: A single center experience
Gainer, SM, Patel, SJ, Seethamraju, H, Moore, LW, Knight, RJ & Gaber, AO 2012, Clinical Transplantation, vol 26, no. 2, pp. 229-237. DOI:

Current nutrition guidelines may overestimate energy requirements in critically ill obese cancer patients
Spear, SA, Moore, LW & Turner, K 2011, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, vol 26, no. 6. DOI:

Implications for nutrition practice in the mineral-bone disorder of chronic kidney disease
Moore, LW 2011, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, vol 26, no. 4, pp. 391-400. DOI:

Risk factors and consequences of delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplant patients receiving antithymocyte globulin induction
Patel, SJ, Duhart, BT, Krauss, AG, Moore, LW, Egidi, MF, Amiri, HS, Gaber, LW & Gaber, AO 2008, Transplantation, vol 86, no. 2, pp. 313-320. DOI:

Ipsilateral placement in double-kidney transplantation
Gaber, AO, Shokouh-Amiri, H, Nezakatgoo, N, Gaber, LW, Saharia, A, Shimizu, A, Mehrazin, R & Moore, LW 2007, Transplantation, vol 84, no. 7, pp. 929-931. DOI: