Alex Moroz

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Alex Moroz, M.D.

Associate Professor; Dir Medical Education; Director of Residents Tr. Program; Dir of Musculoskeletal Rehab Unit
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Fac)

Clinical Addresses

CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE
333 E. 38TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 8 - 5; Tue. 8 - 5; Wed. 8 - 5; Thu. 8 - 5; Fri. 8 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-501-7277

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Medical Specialties

Rehabilitation Medicine

Medical Expertise

Acupuncture, Joint Preservation, Pre & Post Op Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Disorders

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Moroz specializes in integrative musculoskeletal medicine, a rehabilitation approach in which traditional treatments such as exercise and medications are used in combination with complementary healing techniques such as acupuncture, t'ai chi and stress reduction. The conditions he treats range from neck, back, shoulder, elbow, knee and hip pain to carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis, sprains, muscle pain or spasms, neuralgia, and tension headaches. Being a New York State-certified acupuncturist as well as an attending physiatrist, Dr. Moroz brings a unique perspective to the treatment of painful backs, knees, hips and other musculoskeletal conditions. As the head of Rusk's Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine program, he has led the way in expanding the types of modalities used to treat these conditions. "At Rusk, we take a team approach to rehabilitation", he explains. "Traditionally that's involved things like strengthening and stretching exercises, massage, water therapy, and injections. Currently I also use in-house resources like the NYU Mind Body Program,which offers education in meditation and stress reduction,as well as an excellent T'ai Chi program that's run by our physical therapy staff". Dr. Moroz's other major area of focus is education. As Rusk's director of medical education and residency training, he supervises the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine's 40-plus residents as well as rotating medical students from NYU and other medical schools. He is involved in academic rehabilitation education at national and international level, and authored numerous professional publications.Medical acupuncture plays an important part in Dr. Moroz's approach. He personally gives acupuncture treatments to NYU inpatients and many of his outpatients. He also supervises 2 acupuncture externs once a week. "Acupuncture can be very helpful for conditions involving pain and inflammation," he notes. "It's also very good for reducing stress. In the short term, acupuncture can produce a relaxing effect bordering on the miraculous." Whatever therapies Dr. Moroz recommends based on his medical evaluation, he prefers to employ them simultaneously in order to maximize the healing process. "Regardless of what person or program offers it, if there's any little thing from which I think a patient will benefit, I'll use it," he says.

Languages

Russian, Ukrainian

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, GHI CBP, LOCAL 1199 PPO, Medicare, NY MEDICAID, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, Tricare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, WORKERS COMP

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Board Certification

2001 — Ab Pm&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2012 — Ab Pm&R (Sports Medicine)

Education

1992-1996 — New York University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1996-1997 — Staten Island University Hospital (Internal Medicine), Internship
1997-2000 — NYU Rusk Institute (Physical Med/Rehab), Residency Training

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Research Interests

Medical Education Rehabilitation of Orthopedic Conditions Medical Acupuncture

Research Keywords

rehabilitation, residency training, acupuncture<br>

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

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Assessing blinding in trials of psychiatric disorders: A meta-analysis based on blinding index
Freed, Brian; Assall, Oliver Paul; Panagiotakis, Gary; Bang, Heejung; Park, Jongbae J; Moroz, Alex; Baethge, Christopher
2014 May;:50-50, Psychiatry research
— id: 1036542, year: 2014, vol: , page: 50, stat: Journal Article,

Medical acupuncture
Babeendran, Shan; Rizzo, John-Ross; Moroz, Alex
Rehab clinical pocket guide : rehabilitation medicine New York ; London : Springer, c2013,
— id: 1068962, year: 2013, vol: , page: 615, stat: Chapter,

Blinding measured: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture
Moroz, Alex; Freed, Brian; Tiedemann, Laura; Bang, Heejung; Howell, Melanie; Park, Jongbae J
2013 ;2013:708251-708251, Evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine : eCAM
— id: 255432, year: 2013, vol: 2013, page: 708251, stat: Journal Article,

Mobile Health: Exploring Attitudes Among Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Toward this Emerging Element of Health Delivery
Elwood, Douglas; Diamond, Matthew C; Heckman, Jeffrey; Bonder, Jaclyn H; Beltran, Jacqueline E; Moroz, Alex; Yip, Jeffrey
2011 Jul;3(7):678-680, PM&R
— id: 135578, year: 2011, vol: 3, page: 678, stat: Journal Article,

Medical aspects of disability : a handbook for the rehabilitation professional
Flanagan, Steven R; Zaretsky, Herbert H; Moroz, Alex
New York : Springer, c2011,
— id: 2304, year: 2011, vol: , page: , stat: ,

Body work and movement therapies
Moroz, A; Cohler, MH; Schulman, RA
Pain procedures in clinical practice Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, c2011,
— id: 800262, year: 2011, vol: , page: 205, stat: Chapter,

Complementary and alternative medicine
Moroz, Alex; Schulman, Robert A
Medical aspects of disability : a handbook for the rehabilitation professional New York : Springer, c2011,
— id: 5798, year: 2011, vol: , page: ?, stat: Chapter,

Implementation of Peer Review into a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program and its Effect on Professionalism
Bonder, Jaclyn; Elwood, Douglas; Heckman, Jeffrey; Pantel, Austin; Moroz, Alex
2010 Feb;2(2):117-124, PM&R
— id: 107938, year: 2010, vol: 2, page: 117, stat: Journal Article,

Assessing patient expectations and concerns in a physical medicine and rehabilitation unit: a real-time snapshot
Elwood, Douglas; Heckman, Jeffrey; Bonder, Jaclyn; Pantel, Austin; Blatz, Daniel; Moroz, Alex; Ben-Roohi, Moshe
2010 Jun;2(6):521-527, PM&R
— id: 138170, year: 2010, vol: 2, page: 521, stat: Journal Article,

Immediate and follow-up effects of a brief disability curriculum on disability knowledge and attitudes of PM&R residents: a comparison group trial
Moroz, Alex; Gonzalez-Ramos, Gladys; Festinger, Trudy; Langer, Karen; Zefferino, Stephanie; Kalet, Adina
2010 ;32(8):e360-e364, Medical teacher
— id: 111614, year: 2010, vol: 32, page: e360, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders: 4. Community integration
Edgley, Steven R; Lew, Henry L; Moroz, Alex; Chae, John; Lombard, Lisa A; Reddy, Cara Camiolo
2009 Mar;1(3 Suppl):S27-S34, PM&R
— id: 133669, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: S27, stat: Journal Article,

Exploring systems-based practice in a sample of physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs
Elwood, Douglas; Kirschner, Jonathan S; Moroz, Alex; Berliner, Jeff
2009 Mar;1(3):223-228, PM&R
— id: 111608, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: 223, stat: Journal Article,

Epidural steroid injections: An update on mechanisms of injury and safety
Gharibo C.; Koo C.; Chung J.; Moroz A.
2009 ;13(4):266-271, Techniques in regional anesthesia & pain management
— id: 106364, year: 2009, vol: 13, page: 266, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders: 3. Poststroke rehabilitation
Lew, Henry L; Lombard, Lisa A; Reddy, Cara Camiolo; Moroz, Alex; Edgley, Steven R; Chae, John
2009 Mar;1(3 Suppl):S19-S26, PM&R
— id: 133668, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: S19, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders: 2. Poststroke medical complications
Lombard, Lisa A; Reddy, Cara Camiolo; Moroz, Alex; Lew, Henry L; Chae, John; Edgley, Steven R
2009 Mar;1(3 Suppl):S13-S18, PM&R
— id: 133667, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: S13, stat: Journal Article,

Rehabilitation interventions in Parkinson disease
Moroz, Alex; Edgley, Steven R; Lew, Henry L; Chae, John; Lombard, Lisa A; Reddy, Cara Camiolo; Robinson, Keith M
2009 Mar;1(3 Suppl):S42-8; quiz S49, PM&R
— id: 132874, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: S42, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders: 1. Stroke management in the acute care setting
Reddy, Cara Camiolo; Moroz, Alex; Edgley, Steven R; Lew, Henry L; Chae, John; Lombard, Lisa A
2009 Mar;1(3 Suppl):S4-12, PM&R
— id: 133666, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: S4, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation of an elderly faller by medical students and rehabilitation residents
Rolita, Lydia; Ark, Tavinder K; Moroz, Alex; Lanyi, Valery; Southwell, Julianne; Sutin, David
2009 Apr;57(4):709-713, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
— id: 111643, year: 2009, vol: 57, page: 709, stat: Journal Article,

Functional recovery of a patient with complex regional pain syndrome in an inpatient pain rehabilitation program : a case report
Feldman DD; Vitale KC; Gusmorino P; Snow B; Shen H; Jimenez A; Moroz A; Knotkova H
2008 ;1(3):319-326, Journal of pain management
— id: 90956, year: 2008, vol: 1, page: 319, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation of an elderly faller by medical students and rehabilitation residents
Rolita, L; Sutin, D; Ali, E; Ark, T; Moroz, A; Lanyi, V
2008 APR ;56(4):S42-S43, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
— id: 78723, year: 2008, vol: 56, page: S42, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome with medical acupuncture (Medical Acupuncture 20, 3, (163-167))
Schulman R.A.; Liem B.; Moroz A.
2008 ;20(4):301-, Medical acupuncture
— id: 91421, year: 2008, vol: 20, page: 301, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome with medical acupuncture
Schulman RA; Liem B; Moroz A
2008 ;20(3):163-167, Medical acupuncture
— id: 90957, year: 2008, vol: 20, page: 163, stat: Journal Article,

Hemiplegia
Diller, Leonard; Moroz, Alex
Medical aspects of disability : a handbook for the rehabilitation professional New York, NY, US: Springer Publishing Co, 2005,
— id: 4090, year: 2005, vol: , page: 649, stat: Chapter,

Rehabilitation of movement disorders
Bogey, Ross A; Elovic, Elie P; Bryant, Phillip R; Geis, Carolyn C; Moroz, Alex; O'Neill, Bryan J
2004 Mar;85(3 Suppl 1):S41-S45, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 42134, year: 2004, vol: 85, page: S41, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. 3. Stroke: rehabilitation management
Bogey, Ross A; Geis, Carolyn C; Bryant, Phillip R; Moroz, Alex; O'neill, Bryan J
2004 Mar;85(3 Suppl 1):S15-S20, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 42136, year: 2004, vol: 85, page: S15, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. 4. Neurodegenerative disorders
Bryant, Phillip R; Geis, Carolyn C; Moroz, Alex; O'neill, Bryan J; Bogey, Ross A
2004 Mar;85(3 Suppl 1):S21-S33, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 42135, year: 2004, vol: 85, page: S21, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. 2. Stroke: comorbidities and complications
Moroz, Alex; Bogey, Ross A; Bryant, Phillip R; Geis, Carolyn C; O'Neill, Bryan J
2004 Mar;85(3 Suppl 1):S11-S14, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 42137, year: 2004, vol: 85, page: S11, stat: Journal Article,

Convalescence care for seniors of lower Manhattan: an interdisciplinary outreach, rehabilitation, and education model
Moroz, Alex; Schoeb, Veronika; Fan, Grace; Vitale, Kenneth; Lee, Mathew
2004 Mar;27(1):75-78, International journal of rehabilitation research
— id: 45288, year: 2004, vol: 27, page: 75, stat: Journal Article,

Adherence to acupuncture treatment for chronic pain
Moroz, Alex; Spivack, Stacy; Lee, Mathew H M
2004 Oct;10(5):739-740, Journal of alternative & complementary medicine
— id: 95516, year: 2004, vol: 10, page: 739, stat: Journal Article,

Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. 1. Acute stroke evaluation, management, risks, prevention, and prognosis
O'Neill, Bryan J; Geis, Carolyn C; Bogey, Ross A; Moroz, Alex; Bryant, Phillip R
2004 Mar;85(3 Suppl 1):S3-10, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 42138, year: 2004, vol: 85, page: S3, stat: Journal Article,

Convalescence care for seniors in lower Manhattan - An interdisciplinary approach to community rehabilitation
Moroz, A; Schoeb, V; Fan, G; Lee, M
2003 OCT-DEC ;19(4):291-297, Topics in geriatric rehabilitation
— id: 55422, year: 2003, vol: 19, page: 291, stat: Journal Article,

Convalescence Care for Seniors in Lower Manhattan: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Rehabilitation
Moroz, A; Schoeb, V; Fan, G; Lee, M
2003 ;19(4):291-297, Topics in geriatric rehabilitation
— id: 651152, year: 2003, vol: 19, page: 291, stat: Journal Article,

Comprehensive deep venous thrombosis prevention strategy after total-knee arthroplasty
Ragucci, Mark V; Leali, Alex; Moroz, Alex; Fetto, Joseph
2003 Mar;82(3):164-168, American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 34130, year: 2003, vol: 82, page: 164, stat: Journal Article,

Evolution of the Koch model of the biomechanics of the hip: clinical perspective
Fetto, Joseph; Leali, Alex; Moroz, Alex
2002 ;7(6):724-730, Journal of orthopaedic science
— id: 33059, year: 2002, vol: 7, page: 724, stat: Journal Article,

Prevencion de trombosis venosa profunda y tromboembolisma pulmonar despues de cirurgias de reemplazo articular
Leali A; Fetto J; Moroz A; Kieran O
2002 ;67(1):16-20, Revista de la Asociacion Argentina de Orthopedia y Traumatologia
— id: 33068, year: 2002, vol: 67, page: 16, stat: Journal Article,

Prevention of thromboembolic disease after non-cemented hip arthroplasty. A multimodal approach
Leali, A; Fetto, J; Moroz, A
2002 Apr;68(2):128-134, Acta orthopaedica Belgica
— id: 32121, year: 2002, vol: 68, page: 128, stat: Journal Article,

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy: a comprehensive review
Moroz A; Leali A; Lee MHM; Liu A
2002 ;14(3&4):291-306, Critical reviews in physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 34134, year: 2002, vol: 14, page: 291, stat: Journal Article,

Computerized infrared imaging as an objective tool in evaluating a clarinetist with performance pain: A case report
Cabrera, I; Moroz, A; Ma, YC; Lee, MHM
2001 DEC ;16(4):161-164, Medical problems of performing artists
— id: 55323, year: 2001, vol: 16, page: 161, stat: Journal Article,

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy with hidradenitis suppurativa exacerbation: a case report
Moroz A; Lee MH; Clark J
2001 Mar;82(3):412-414, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 26772, year: 2001, vol: 82, page: 412, stat: Journal Article,

Important qualities in physiatrists: perceptions of rehabilitation team members and patients
Moroz A; Prufer N; Rosen Z; Eisenberg C
2000 Jun;81(6):812-816, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 11645, year: 2000, vol: 81, page: 812, stat: Journal Article,

Issues in acupuncture research: the failure of quantitative methodologies and the possibilities for viable, alternative solutions
Moroz A
1999 ;27(1-2):95-103, American journal of acupuncture
— id: 6259, year: 1999, vol: 27, page: 95, stat: Journal Article,

Questions that have no answers
Moroz A
1999 ;8(2):6-6, PM&R resident
— id: 33069, year: 1999, vol: 8, page: 6, stat: Journal Article,

Hydrocephalus and cognitive decline in myotonic dystrophy: case report and literature review
Moroz A; Kalva S
1998 Aug;79(8):1022-1023, Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation
— id: 7698, year: 1998, vol: 79, page: 1022, stat: Journal Article,

East-West medicine: irreconcilably complementary
Moroz A
1994 ;22(4):369-374, American journal of acupuncture
— id: 34131, year: 1994, vol: 22, page: 369, stat: Journal Article,