Dr. Colin Moseley is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. He held academic positions at the University of Toronto and UCLA, and has contributed to pediatric orthopedic education around the world. He was in Canada when Universal Health Care was introduced and witnessed the political hyperbole, the implementation, and the outcome, spending more than a decade as a patient and surgeon in that system. He then spent almost three decades in Los Angeles gaining an understanding of health care in the USA. His presentation will address the benefits and shortcomings of both systems, the different ways health care is financed and managed around the world, and will pay special attention to issues not well covered in the public media.
Dr. Colin Moseley grew up in Montreal, Canada, and studied Medicine and trained in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University. He spent the last half of his career as Chief of the Medical Staff of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at UCLA. He was known for his method for predicting growth in children with leg length discrepancy, and his large experience in surgery for young children born with hip problems.
He has had extensive involvement with academic organizations in orthopaedics. He was a member of the Council on Education and the Chairman of the Annual Meeting Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He spent many years on the Board of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, became the President, and received their Distinguished Service award.
His commitment to teaching was strong, both in the UCLA orthopaedic training program, and more widely with his colleagues around the world. In this capacity he gave hundreds of invited lectures and presentations at the national and international level which involved travel to many corners of the world. He was impressed by how wonderful people are, even in countries that we view as unfriendly.
In Hilton Head he has volunteered with VIM and the Boys and Girls Center, and has been in charge of the Fall Forum for the World Affairs Council.
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