Rotary International District 5000 and Shriners Children’s Hawai’i are proud to announce that Paul Moroz, M.D., is the recipient of the Rotarian International Service Above Self Award. The award is the highest honor given to a Rotarian and is in recognition of exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others.
Dr. Moroz has worked for more than 20 years with various non-governmental and relief organizations in Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, Kenya and Haiti. He served on the board of directors of the Canadian Network for International Surgery and has been 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. He was the inaugural chair of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Global Surgery Committee (COAGS), which seeks to reduce the worldwide burden of musculoskeletal trauma and disease. More recently, Dr. Moroz has conducted research to improve surgical relief when natural disasters hit the Pacific region and has hosted several Scoliosis Informational Nights that provided education for patients across the Pacific Basin.
Dr. Moroz is a pediatric orthopedic and spine surgeon and a clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine. He joined Shriners Children’s Hawai’i in 2015.