5 Questions with Dr. Shaye Moskowitz, Neurosurgeon

Moskowitz PicNewly transplanted Dr. Shaye Moskowitz recently joined the Neuroscience Department at UCHealth Memorial. He received his medical degree from State University of New York– Health Science Center at Brooklyn.  He completed his neurosurgery residency and his Endovascular Surgical NeuroRadiology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH.

What was your journey like to get where you are now?

I was born and bred in New York and moved out for residence in 2001. I was in Cleveland for residency, fellowship and remained for several years, moving through the country and practicing in a variety of different cities for a year, but ultimately stayed in Boca Raton at the Marcus Neurosciences Institute for two years. There, I helped get a stroke program started and moved here to help be a part of the up-and-coming stroke program.

What do you wish people knew about your program?

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the number 5 killer in the US. Most causes are preventable and many strokes are treatable when caught in time. The public and the healthcare world need the awareness and education to be successful in making a meaningful impact in this terrible collection of diseases. We strive to bring this to the community, to EMS and to our providers so that we can care for this significant problem effectively and right here in our home.

What do you do in your spare time? What is your favorite hobby?

We are very outdoorsy people. We love to hike, camp, and backpack. Jeeping is there too, of course!

Two things you can’t live without are: 

1.  My wife: She is my rock and partner and I couldn’t imagine living without her.

2.  Refer to number 1 above (everything else is replaceable). Except maybe good chocolate and cheese.