Jeffrey Fletcher Moley, MD, professor and chief of the Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, died on October 15, 2017. He was an original member of the International Thyroid Oncology Group.
A native of New York City, Jeff received a bachelor's degree from Harvard and an MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He completed his internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, during which he spent three years as a Clinical Associate in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. After a year on the faculty at Yale, he was recruited to the Department of Surgery at Washington University.
Jeff was a pioneer in the clinical investigation of the multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes; particularly MEN2. He was an excellent endocrine surgeon who performed prophylactic thyroidectomies on countless numbers of young children, including many neonates, to prevent the outgrowth of medullary thyroid carcinoma.
In addition to his medical accomplishments, Jeff was a jazz guitarist, mandolin player, and vocalist. He led the Fletcher Moley Group, a local jazz and rhythm and blues band, and he also performed with Seldom Home, a bluegrass band.
In addition to his wife, Kelle, Jeff is survived by: three sons, Patrick, Charles, and John; his mother, Janis Walton Moley; a sister, Janis McCarthy; and a brother, Roger Moley.