About Alex Moroz



Dr. Moroz was born and raised in Odessa, a Black Sea port city.

After coming to New York, he attended Brooklyn College and subsequently New York  University School of Medicine.

Dr. Moroz trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU and was invited to stay on Faculty after graduation. He became an Associate Director of Residency Training and worked at both Rusk Institute and Bellevue Hospital for the first several years.

Dr. Moroz sought out additional training and became a NY State certified acupuncturist.

Currently, Dr. Moroz is the Director of Residency Training and Vice Chair for Education at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and Director of Integrative Sports Medicine Program at Rusk Rehabilitation.

Dr. Moroz is an experienced educator in the field of rehabilitation and disability. While in residency, he developed a curriculum in Medical Aspects of Disability and taught a graduate level 3-credit course with the same name at the City University of New York. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture.

Since joining the faculty at New York University School of Medicine, he has expanded and improved the post-graduate training program for physicians specializing in Rehabilitation and Disability.

He received recognition awards for his teaching excellence from the graduating residents in 2001, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013, was invited to develop a national self-study curriculum for practicing rehabilitation physicians in the area of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Stroke from 2002 to 2003, and chosen to facilitate the development of 2009 Study Guide.

Dr. Moroz is an examiner for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has additional board certification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Moroz is a founding member of the interdisciplinary Disability Council at the New York University and has authored numerous peer reviewed publications in his field.

Dr. Moroz created Integrative Sports Medicine Program at Rusk Institute which he now directs. The program includes an 18 month track for PM&R Residents in collaboration with the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, leading them to becoming certified physician acupuncturists.

Outside of work, he spends time with his family, and on the water exploring New York Harbor. Dr. Moroz enjoys exercise and mixes it up by combining aerobic and resistance training.