Alvin H. Moss MD

Professor of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center;, Director, Center for Health Ethics and Law

Dr. Moss is a Professor of Medicine in the Sections of Nephrology and Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He serves as Chair of the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients. He led the writing of the first and second editions of the clinical practice guideline, Shared Decision-Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Renal Physicians Association in 2011 and the Medal of Excellence Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients in 2015. He is a co-principal investigator on a grant funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to integrate supportive care into the treatment of patients with advanced CKD and ESRD. He is on the editorial boards of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. His research interests include dialysis ethics and improving care at the end of life. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He and his wife Marlene have six children and 16 grandchildren.