AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s Medical Center has named Andy Moore, M.D., as its new chief medical officer. Formerly the associate chief medical officer of St. David’s Medical Center, Dr. Moore transitioned to this role after John Marietta, M.D., who served as chief medical officer for 15 years, retired in March.

Dr. Moore is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who served in private practice in the local community after completing a distinguished career of service in the United States Air Force, from which he retired as a Colonel. He has served in a broad variety of assignments throughout his career, including supporting physician to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa in 2014.

“With his extensive background in combat medicine and humanitarian aid, Dr. Moore is well positioned to continue the high standards of quality patient care at St. David’s Medical Center,” Todd Steward, chief executive officer of St. David’s Medical Center, said. “We are confident he will continue to build upon the legacy left by Dr. Marietta.”

Dr. Moore was an orthopedic trauma surgeon in Iraq in 2006 and 2008, and he served in multiple leadership positions during his time in the Air Force, including chief of medical staff in three assignments, squadron commander and group commander, which is comparable to serving as a hospital chief executive officer. At the time of his retirement from the Air Force, Dr. Moore was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Dr. Moore completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale University-New Haven Hospital. He is board certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a certified physician executive and an assistant professor of surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He also served on the board of directors for the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons for six years.