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Paul Moroz, M.D.

Paul Moroz, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic and spine surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu, and a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Hawaii. He received his undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He trained in clinical epidemiology at McMaster University. He also trained in medicine and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Calgary and McMaster University. Dr. Moroz completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Following this training, Dr. Moroz worked for 12 years as an attending surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Moroz’s primary clinical interest is in pediatric spine surgery as well as scoliosis. He is the president of the Canadian Pediatric Spine Society; however, Dr. Moroz maintains competency in all aspects of pediatric orthopaedic surgery because of his ongoing surgical work in developing countries.

Dr. Moroz has worked for more than 20 years with a number of  NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and relief organizations doing global health work in Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, Kenya and Canada’s far north. He  served on the board of directors of the Canadian Network for International Surgery and is an expert consultant with the World Health Organization’s – Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care. He was honored in 2012 as a fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa for his work in East Africa. Dr. Moroz was recently asked to be the inaugural chair of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Global Surgery Committee or COAGS. The organization gives orthopaedic surgeons opportunities to reduce the worldwide burden of musculoskeletal trauma and disease.

While he is still teaching surgery, operating and organizing research projects in the developing world, Dr. Moroz is now focusing his work in the Central and Western Pacific Basin region of Hawaii. He is also interested in developing surgical relief when natural disasters hit the Pacific region.

Before moving to Hawaii, Dr. Moroz lived on the Rideau River near Ottawa with his wife Clare, a family physician who shares his passion for international work, and their two golden retrievers. Dr. Moroz has three grown children. Dr. Moroz likes to fish and is a hobie cat enthusiast.

Credentials:

  • Medical Degree, University of Calgary, School of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Residency, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital.

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