Pope L. Moseley, MD, MS
Pope L. Moseley MD, MS, is Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of New Mexico. He holds the Reva Skelton Research Endowment and is a University of New Mexico Regents' Professor.
Dr. Moseley received his BS from Davidson College and his MD from the University of Illinois. He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and occupational medicine, fellowship in pulmonary medicine, and MS in preventive medicine and environmental health at the University of Iowa. He is board certified in internal medicine, in pulmonary diseases, and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Moseley served on the faculty of the Department of Medicine and the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Iowa. In 1995, he moved to the University of New Mexico as the chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care (1995-2001). He served as the senior associate dean for research of the UNM School of Medicine from 1999-2001. Since 2001, he has served as the chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. Under his leadership, the department has grown from 96 to 200 faculty members, and has established sections of integrative medicine, hospital medicine, palliative care, and sleep medicine. During this period, the Department’s NIH portfolio grew from the 61st ranked medicine department ($10.2M) in 2002 to the 38th ranked department ($28.9M) in 2005.
Dr. Moseley serves as a pulmonary medicine and occupational lung disease consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, and he is active in Phase 1 undergraduate tutorials and in the MS in clinical research lectures of the School of Medicine.
Dr. Moseley’s research program has been funded by NIH for 25 years and focuses on the role of heat shock proteins (HSP) in the adaptation of the whole organism to heat and exercise stress. His research group made the initial discoveries that alterations in cellular HSP accumulation occur in humans under physiologic conditions (J Appl Physiol 1991) and that HSP accumulation protects the organism from the effects of endotoxin exposure (J Appl Physiol 1992). He has conducted basic investigations into the mechanisms of control of HSPs (Nature 2000, Cell Stress Chap 2007) and the mechanisms by which HSPs regulate inflammation (J Appl Physiol 2007, Cell Stress Chap 2009). In addition to his own translational studies, Dr. Moseley serves as the co-director of the Participant and Clinical Interactions Resource of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center. He is a member of the Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee of NIH.
Pope and his wife Kathy have 2 children: a son, Pope, and a daughter, Ariana.