At its annual meeting in Roanoke, the Virginia Orthopaedic Society (VOS) presented Dr. Joseph Moskal, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carilion Clinic, with the Virginia Orthopaedic Society Lifetime Career Award. The award is granted to an individual who has made a major impact on the practice of orthopaedic surgery in Virginia. The award also recognizes Dr. Moskal’s career of service to his patients and support of orthopaedic surgeons throughout the Commonwealth.
A native of Brooklyn, Dr. Joseph Moskal graduated with his BA (Phi Beta Kappa & Summa Cum Laude) from State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, he completed a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive and Total Joint Replacement at Cleveland Clinic followed by an Orthopaedic Traumatology Fellowship at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System in Baltimore.
Dr. Moskal joined the Medical Staff of Carilion Memorial Roanoke Hospital in 1988. Since becoming Chief of Orthopaedics in 2010, Dr. Moskal has been instrumental in expanding Orthopaedic Services. He will become Chair of the newly created Department of Orthopaedics at Carilion Clinic on June 1. 2014.
Dr. Moskal is Professor of Surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Associate Professor at UVA and VCOM. He has 75 publications referenced in journals and 25 published abstracts. In addition, he has contributed 18 scientific exhibits at national meetings. He is a highly respected teacher having been an instructor in national courses or a guest speaker on more than 1,000 occasions. He currently serves as Chairman of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Exhibits Committee.
Dr. Moskal and his wife, Pam, have four children and reside in Roanoke.
WSLS-TV Anchor Karen McNew recently interviewed Dr. Moskal about his award, and the expansion of Carilion's Orthopaedic program.