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Dr. Charles E. Moore

Dr. Charles E. Moore, MD

Chief of Service, Otolaryngology

Dr. Charles E. Moore received a Bachelor of Science from Union College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed residency training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and fellowship training in Craniomaxillofacial – Cranial Base, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Moore is a Professor at Emory University and the Chief of Service in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Grady.

Dr. Moore has a longstanding and profound commitment to the training and development of learners from all backgrounds. His research focus has been in the investigation of factors involved in healthcare disparity with a particular focus on head and neck cancer incidence in medically underserved communities. He is the President and Founder of Health Education, Assessment and Leadership (HEAL), Inc. This organization began in 2004 as a travelling educational resource out of the back of his personal vehicle. Through this organization, he strives to educate the community on health issues, assess its needs and in the process build leaders from within the community to address those issues. This travelling resource has grown into the Healing Community Center (HCC), one of Atlanta’s newest Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers. This center is a free and affordable medical facility with four separate locations, which provide general adult medical care, pediatric medical care, specialty medical care, dental services as well as mental health services for the uninsured and disadvantaged. The HCC is focused on those who fall in the gap between public funded health care and the privately insured. A primary emphasis is on preventative health, nutrition and wellness. This center incorporates all of the major Atlanta academic institutions and community organizations in an integrated fashion to provide service-learning experiences while also providing the necessary care to those in need.


  • Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Otolaryngology


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: University of Michigan Health System
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System

Honors & Awards

Recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation Pride in Profession, Excellence in Medicine Award

2011 Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine

2015 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award, awarded from National Academy of Otolaryngology

Recipient of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation Award

Zenith Award for Community Activism from the City of Atlanta and the Rollins School of Public Health, Goizueta Business School

Martin Luther King Community Service Award Recipient

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar


Daraei P, Moore C. E-cigarette and Tobacco Use in the US Adolescent Population: Decreasing Use through Early and Targeted Education Using the Anti-Smoking Health Education Series (ASHES) Curriculum Journal of Cancer Education. 29: September 2014,pp. 524-525

Francis S, Moore C. Targeted Smoking Cessation Programs in High Risk Populations. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Bulletin. June 2015:17.

Rereddy S, Moore CE - Dying to be Screened: Exploring the Unequal Burden of Head and Neck Cancer in Health Provider Shortage Areas J Cancer Educ. 2015 Sep: 30(3):490-6

Daraei P, Moore CE. Racial Disparity Among the Head and Neck Cancer Population. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Sep: 30(3): 546-51

Daraei P, Moore CE. Mobile Health Screening Initiatives: A Narrative of Three Unique Programs in Underserved Populations. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health. 2015 July: 2015 (2): 41-47.

Daraei P, Henriquez O, Moore C. Disparity in Racial Disparity Data in the Head and Neck Cancer Population. J J Otolaryn. 2015, 1(3): 020.

Daraei, P, Moore CE. "Tobacco, E-cigarette, and Marijuana use in the US adolescent population: An Update on the Anti-Smoking Health Education Series (ASHES) curriculum Journal of Cancer Education Supplement Volume 30, Issue 3 Supplement, September 2015 S-24-S25

Daraei P, Moore C E-Cigarette Use - Did We Learn From Our Mistakes? Cancers Submitted: 4 November 2015 (Manuscripts accepted)

Moore CE, Reznik DA, Conboy L, Giwa J, Aslam F,5, Bussenius H, Aidman C, and Warren RC. Achieving Equity in Oral Health: A Data-driven Approach for Informing Policy Changes.. J Community Med Health Educ 2017,

Bussenius H, Moore CE, Reznik DA. Change in Culture: Building A Culture of Oral Health Care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Accepted for publication

Russell S, Highsmith L, Henriquez O, Moore C. The Efficacy of Tracheostomy Tube Changes performed by Speech-Language Pathologists: A Retrospective Review. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Nov 2017, (24)11: 466- 472.