Rodrigo Moreno MD

Who is Dr. Moreno?

Rodrigo Moreno MDThis is our fourth blog in our Meet the Doctor’s series. Today, we are getting to know Dr. Rodrigo Moreno.

Dr. Moreno works in our Downtown, Chamberlain, East Louisville, KY offices and our New Albany, IN office.  He is a 1993 graduate of the Colombian School of Medicine “Bosque University”. After graduation, Dr. Moreno went onto a residency in Orthopedic and Trauma surgery where he received a National Research Award. In 2001, he completed a one-year fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky where he continued on to be a Senior Fellow until 2004 and ultimately a Hand Scholar. In February of 2004, Dr. Moreno accepted a staff position at Kleinert Kutz.

Q: What is your full name?

A: Rodrigo Moreno

Q: Where are you from?

A: Bogota, Colombia

Q: What made you want to be a doctor?

A: Three things made me want to become a doctor.

  1. My father is a surgeon.
  2. The desire to help people.
  3. Love of the human anatomy.

Q: What drew you to Kleinert Kutz?

A: I was drawn to Kleinert Kutz because I wanted to have the best hand surgery training.

Q: What is your favorite part of your profession?

A: Restoring the function of the patient’s hand, elbow or upper extremity.

Q: What do you love about Louisville?

A: It’s home. Nature is all around.

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: “Never give up.”

Q: Who do you consider your mentor?

A: Dr. Harold Kleinert

Q: What book are you currently reading?

A: Open: Autobiography by Andre Agassi

Q: What is your specialty (General, Ortho, Plastics)?

A: Orthopaedics

Q:  What is your level of appointment at the University of Louisville?

A: Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Hand)

Q: Within hand and arm care, what do you consider your specialty?

A: Reconstructive surgery after trauma, distal radius and wrist, scaphoid pathology, elbow pathology, wrist arthroscopy, and pediatric hand.

Q: Favorite Patient Story:

A: Around 2004, I was starting as an attending at Kleinert Kutz. A two-year-old boy shows up with his mom. He suffered a complete amputation of his thumb from a lawnmower accident. He needed a thumb and I did a toe to hand transfer. That boy is now 16 years old with great function of his hand. The last information I received about him was that he wanted to have a lawn care business.

If you would like to see Dr. Moreno as a new patient or current patient, please call (502) 561-4200. Please call your insurance company directly to ensure that Dr. Moreno is in network.

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