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Paul J. Moroz, MD, MSC, FRCS(C)

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Paul Moroz, M.D., MS, FRCS(C), FAAOS, is board certified in orthopedic surgery in both Canada and the United States. He is a pediatric orthopedic and spine surgeon at Shriners Children's Hawaii and a clinical associate professor of surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. He trained for an MSc in medical science at McMaster University, an M.D. at the University of Calgary, the FRCSC in orthopedics at McMaster University, and then at the Harvard Medical School where he did his fellowship in pediatric spine surgery at Boston Children's Hospital. Prior to relocating to Honolulu in 2015, Dr. Moroz practiced for 13 years at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, in Canada's capital, Ottawa, where he was also an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa faculty of medicine.

Dr. Moroz has done numerous missions as a surgeon, teacher and researcher in the developing world for more than 25 years. He has worked with a number of non-governmental organizations in Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Canada's Arctic (Nunavut) and elsewhere. He has taught trauma courses in Haiti and has worked throughout the Pacific Basin over the last five years with Shriners Children's Hawaii, including Fiji, Tonga, American Samoa, Samoa, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia (Kiribati, Palau, Chuuk and Yap).

Dr. Moroz has served on the board of directors of the Canadian Network for International Surgery and has been an expert consultant with the World Health Organization, where he helped measure the burden of surgical problems in low and middle income countries. He was honored in 2012 for his work in East Africa by being made a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa. In 2014, Dr. Moroz was invited to become the founding chair of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Global Surgery Committee. Now in Hawaii since 2015, Paul is a member of the Global Health committee at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Moroz's surgical subspecialty interest is in pediatric spine problems and he is a former president of the Canadian Pediatric Spine Society. He is head of the Complex Spine Clinic at the Shriners Children's Hawaii. He has written several scientific papers for peer reviewed journals as well as numerous chapters for medical textbooks. He has edited pediatric chapters for a major orthopedic textbook, Evidence Based Orthopaedics, Second Edition.

Dr. Moroz is a frequent speaker at local, regional, national and international medical meetings, usually on spinal surgery or global surgery, and other health topics. He is currently involved in a number of on-going studies, including INORMUS, the International Orthopedic Multicenter Study in Fracture Care, the biggest worldwide survey of orthopedic trauma ever undertaken. Dr. Moroz is now focusing more on advocacy as a member of the Advocacy and Communications Committee of the Consortium of Universities Global Health.

Dr. Moroz is married to Dr. Clare Schnurr and is the proud father of 3 children who live and work in Canada. He is a member of the Rotary Club in Honolulu and in 2021 Paul was awarded the Rotary International Service Above Self Award, one of Rotary International's highest distinctions of service, honoring exemplary service by volunteering his time and talents.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Orthopaedic Surgery,
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Calgary Medical School
Calgary, AB

McMaster University Hospitals
Hamilton, ON

McMaster University Hospitals
Hamilton, ON

McMaster University Hospitals
Hamilton, ON

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery
Boston, MA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor

University of Hawaii Department of Surgery
Associate Clinical Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-2023: Committee Member, Advocacy and Communications Committee, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
  • 2017-Present: Member at Large, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Global Surgery Committee (COAGS), Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • 2014-2017: Past and Inaugural Chair, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Global Surgery (COAGS) Committee
  • 2013-2016: President, Canadian Pediatric Spine Society (CPSS)
  • 2013-Present: Member, CPSS
Editorial Positions
  • 2015-Present: Peer Article Reviewer, Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 2012-Present: Peer Article Reviewer, JournaL Spine
Awards and Honors
  • 2021, Service Above Self Award, Rotary International
  • Notable Contribution to CNIS' 25 Years of Global Health, Silver Jubilee, Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS)
  • 2013, Otto Aufranc Award, The Hip Society
  • 2012, Fellow, College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa, FCS(ECSA)
  • 2002, Walter C. MacKenzie Scotiabank Fellowship in Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: OrthoEvidence Webinar - Surgeons Doing Global Health: What Do we do now during a Viral Pandemic? (10/2020)
  • Lecture: 2nd Annual Invited Faculty and Lecture, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery Course - Tuberculosis of the Spine Still a Problem Everywhere: Towards a Consensus on Surgical Solutions (3/2020)
  • Presentation: 2019 Convention and Scientific Assembly, National Medical Association - Pediatric Spine Care In Low & Middle Income Countries: The Shriners Children's Honolulu Experience in the Pacific (7/2019)
  • Lecture: University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Pediatric and Adult Spine Course - Modern Approaches to Fixation Anchors in Early Onset Scoliosis (03/27/2019)
  • Presentation: Shriners Children's Regional Conference, Portland, Oregon - The Utility of Population Based Studies to Reduce the Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease in the World (6/2016)


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