Arthur J. Moss

Arthur Jay Moss (June 21, 1931 – February 14, 2018) was an American cardiologist.[1]


Moss attended Yale University and earned a medical degree from Harvard Medical School before serving as an intern at Massachusetts General Hospital, starting in 1958. Moss was drafted into the United States Navy, where he first studied cardiology. While in the Navy, he was the physician involved in the Holter monitoring and interpretations of the astronaut monkey, Miss Baker, one of the first animals launched into space, after the successful flight and landing of a Jupiter rocket; subsequently, he did the same with the first human astronaut.[2]


Upon his discharge from the navy, Moss completed his residency and a fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He joined the faculty in 1966, and became known for his research on long QT syndrome.[3] Moss was later named the Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Professor in Cardiology at Rochester, serving until his death in Brighton, Monroe County, New York on February 14, 2018, aged 86.[4][5] In 2008, he was awarded the Glorney-Raisbeck Award in Cardiology by the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.[6]


  1. ^ Stafford, Ned (2018). "Arthur J Moss: pioneered clinical research into long QT syndrome and sudden cardiac death". BMJ: k1457. doi:10.1136/bmj.k1457.
  2. ^ Nisam, Seah; Cannom, David S.; Zareba, Wojciech (2018). "Arthur J. Moss MD". Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 29 (4): 511–513. doi:10.1111/jce.13489 – via Medscape.
  3. ^ "Renowned Cardiologist Arthur J. Moss, Pioneer of Research and Treatment in Sudden Death, Passes Away". University of Rochester Medical Center. February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Orr, Steve (February 17, 2018). "Dr. Arthur J. Moss, famed University of Rochester cardiologist, dies at 86". Democrat and Chronicle.
  5. ^ Roberts, Sam (February 28, 2018). "Arthur J. Moss, Who Pioneered Heart Treatments, Dies at 86". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Roberts, Sam (2018-02-28). "Arthur J. Moss, Who Pioneered Heart Treatments, Dies at 86". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-25.