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Alvin H. Moss, MD - Project Director

Dr. Moss is a Professor of Medicine in the Sections of Nephrology and Supportive Care at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.  He is the Director of the West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, the Executive Director of the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees, and the Director of the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care. He is the Medical Director of the Supportive Care Consultation Service at West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, WV.

He chaired the Renal Physicians Association workgroup that revised the clinical practice guideline, Shared Decision-Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis which was published in its second edition in 2010. He chaired the End-Stage Renal Disease Peer Workgroup funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that developed the Completing the Continuum of Nephrology Care: Recommendations to the Field report on renal palliative care and a working group that developed a core curriculum for nephrology fellowship programs on renal palliative care. He chairs the nationwide Coaltion for the Supportive Care of Kidney Patients. In 2011 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Renal Physicians Association. He is on the Executive Committee of the National POLST Paradigm Task Force.

He oversees the WV e-Directive Registry which is a national model for making patients’ advance directives and medical orders available online throughout the state. 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. Dr. Moss is married, and he and his wife Marlene have six children.


Cindy Jamison - Program Manager

Linda McMillen - Program Coordinator

Evan Falkenstine - Data Manager, WV e-Directive Registry