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Dr. Ron Moses to receive TORCH award
Jewish Herald Voice | August 2006

Torah Outreach Re≠-source Center of Houston will honor Dr. Ron Moses with its Young Leadership Award at its annual dinner on Sept. 17, at the InterContinental Hotel.

Dr. Moses has been involved in TORCH since its inception in 1998. He has participated in Rabbi Yossi Grossmanís class, geared for physicians and other healthcare professionals. The class has been meeting weekly for the past eight years in the Medical Center with a devoted group of attendees. He also has chaired three TORCH Jewish Medical Ethics Conferences. These conferences, which have attracted hundreds of physicians, attorneys and other health professionals, have dealt with the Jewish perspective on controversies in modern medical ethics. The topics include stem cell research, end of life issues, and organ transplantation.

He is currently the first vice president of Congregation Brith Shalom. At the Jewish Community Center, he takes part in Israeli dancing and plays tennis regularly. He was recently chosen to be a Fellow in the Wexner Heritage Program.

Dr. Moses grew up in Baltimore, attended the University of Pennsyl-vania in Philadelphia, where he received his B.A. degree. He earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, and completed his Oto-laryngology head and neck surgery residency at The Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Currently he is a clinical assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the managing partner of his private practice, The Center for ENT, at St. Lukeís Medical Tower. Dr. Moses has a special interest in head and neck surgery and advanced minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery.

His research in hearing aid technology led to a patent which was granted in May 2002 for an implantable hearing aid. He currently is involved in developing a new sleep apnea device, with a patent pending.

Dr. Moses has coordinated and led the Head and Neck Tumor Board at St. Lukeís Episcopal Hospital for the past six years. He is the immediate past president of the Houston Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He prides himself on educating patients with regard to their condition and treatment options, thereby allowing the patient to participate in the decision-making process.

He and his wife, Shira Kosoy Moses, have one son, Avishai, born in 2001.

For reservations for the dinner, or to place an ad in honor of Dr. Moses or the other honorees or TORCH faculty, e-mail or call 713/721-6400.
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