Professor of Neurology
Dr. Moots earned a B.S at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude in 1976. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University in 1980. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at the University of Virginia in 1984 with Dr. T.R. Johns. From 1984 through 1986 he was a fellow in Neuropathology at the University of Virginia under Dr Rubinstein and Dr Vandenberg. From 1986 through 1989 he was a fellow in Neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under Dr. Posner and Dr. Shapiro. From 1989 through 1991 he was Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was the recipient of an American Cancer Society Career Development Award. In 1991 Dr. Moots joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Neurology. In 1998 he became Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine, and in 2015, he became Professor. He serves as Chief of the Division of Neuro-oncology and is Co-director of the Vanderbilt Neurofibromatosis Clinic. He is a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Moots is also Staff Neurologist at the Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr Moots is board certified in Neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Society for Neuro-oncology, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. He serves on the CNS Tumor Guidelines Committee of the National Cancer Cooperative Network. He is the section editor for CNS tumors for the Textbook of Uncommon Cancer.
Dr. Moots’ clinical activities focus on the treatment of primary brain tumors. He also is involved in the care of patients with metastatic cancer involving the nervous system, particularly carcinomatous meningitis, and patients with non-metastatic cancer-related neurological syndromes. Dr. Moots also attends and is the Adult Co-dircetor for the Vanderbilt Neurofibromatosis Clinic.
Dr. Moots’ research activities focus on chemotherapy trials for patients with primary CNS neoplasms including gliomas, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, CNS lymphoma and carcinomatous meningitis. He was the study chair for an ECOG adult medulloblastoma trial.
Paul L. Moots, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
1161 21st Avenue South
A-0118 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232
Research: Brain Tumors, Neurofibromatosis