About Dr. Gordon Kenneth Moe

Each year, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society honors Gordon Moe, a pioneer in our discipline, by inviting a leader in the field to deliver the Gordon Moe lecture at our annual meeting. Gordon Kenneth Moe received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and then moved to the School of Medicine at the Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as a postdoctoral fellow under Carl J. Wiggers.

In 1941, Gordon Moe pursued a medical degree at Harvard while working as an instructor of pharmacology under Otto Krayer. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1943 and then went to the University of Michigan. In 1950 he assumed responsibilities as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the College of Medicine, State University of New York at Syracuse. He spent 10 years in Syracuse and in 1960 became the Director of Research of the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica, NY where he remained for 25 years until his retirement in 1984. Gordon Moe passed away on October 24, 1989.

Gordon Moe left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of many friends and colleagues the world over. His fundamental and insightful contributions to the understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of cardiovascular function gained him the recognition and admiration of scientists and scholars. His research is widely recognized as contributing importantly to the delineation of both normal and abnormal mechanisms of heart function, cardiac arrhythmias in particular.