Vince and Vance Moss
Twins Vincent and Vance Moss were selected by ABC World News as “Persons of the Week” in 2008. Both were surgeons and members of the U.S. Army Reserve and were recognized on the nationally televised nightly news program for their efforts to offer medical treatment – entirely at their own cost – to Afghan civilians during their off-duty time.
The twins grew up in Maryland, the sons of a mother who was an oceanographer and a father who was a correctional officer and Vietnam veteran. They earned the Eagle Scout at age 14 and the Amelia Earhart Award in the Civil Air Patrol at age 15. They graduated from Oxon Hill High School’s Science and Technology Program in 1989 and opted to attend Penn State where they both majored in science. Along the way, Vincent ran alongside his brother on a Undergraduate Student Government president/vice-president ticket to raise awareness and identify problems for minorities. They came in second place. The brothers graduated from Penn State in 1994.
While at Temple University Medical School, they developed a mentorship program to inspire less fortunate children to make science a part of their lives. They earned the Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement medal while being challenged by the rigors of medical school. They earned prestigious residencies in General Surgery at SUNY Brooklyn and Urology at New York Medical College. Vincent completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at SUNY Brooklyn. Vance completed a fellowship in renal transplantation after finishing his urology residency.
While in residency, they not only excelled in their field, but also volunteered to serve in the Army Reserve Medical Corps. They served in Operation Enduring Freedom and completed a tour in Iraq in May, 2008 serving with the First Marine Expeditionary Force in the Al Anbar Province where they treated many soldiers and marines. They were recently named AmeriHealth/NJBIZ “Physician of the Year” for their continued efforts. They have been featured in EBONY and Essence magazines and have received the Trumpet Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
The Moss brothers are in private practice in New Jersey and attendings in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplant Surgery at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.