Dr. Allan Moore dies at age 31
Dr. Allan Frederick Moore died at approximately 4 p.m. today (7/24) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on July 12 in suburban Philadelphia. He was 31. At his bedside were his wife, Dr. Rebekah Gee, his parents, Dr. Michael A. and Janet Moore, and his father-in-law, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee.
A native of Danville, Va., Allan was a fellow in endocrinology and practiced internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he and Rebekah met as medical residents. He was also conducting research at Massachusetts General and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the area of diabetes complications and disease prevention. He was working toward a master's degree in medical science at Harvard Medical School.
A gifted scholar, Allan graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia in 1999. While earning his bachelor's degree in government and foreign affairs, he also conducted, published and presented medical research on the molecular basis of hypertension. He received numerous awards and honors, including his selection as a Jefferson Scholar and Harry S. Truman Congressional Scholar. He also received the Soper Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student.
Allan then went on to Vanderbilt University on a full merit scholarship and received his medical degree in 2003. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society, and received the Albert Weinstein Prize in Medicine from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
It was at Vanderbilt where Allan first met Gordon Gee, who was then chancellor of the university. At Gee's encouragement, Allan contacted Rebekah when they both were assigned residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital. Rebekah, an obstetrician and gynecologist, is now a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
The couple married in October 2006. Together they enjoyed an active life, sharing a love of travel and art as well as a deep appreciation for politics, public policy and philanthropy. The couple had planned to move to Columbus.
Gordon Gee often referred to Allan as the "son he never had," and the two men enjoyed an extremely close relationship.
Allan attended George Washington High School in Danville. He is survived by a brother and his parents. His father, also a physician, is the chief medical officer of the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Rebekah, who was also injured in the accident, is undergoing rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Funeral and memorial service arrangements are pending.