Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society

2019 Distinguished Physician Award Recipient

05.09.19 05:01 PM By Krystal Pleasant

Congratulations to our 2019 Distinguished Physician Alumni Award Recipient, William Moskowitz, MD '78!

William Moskowitz, MD is the professor and chief of the division pediatric cardiology and co-director of the Children’s Heart Center in the department of pediatrics at Children’s of Mississippi, University Mississippi Medical Center. Prior to that, Dr. Moskowitz was chief of pediatric cardiology and director of pediatric cardiac catheterization at Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was on faculty for 34 years and directed its Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the pediatric heart transplantation programs. He has expertise in interventional catheterization procedures in infants, children and adults. He served as interim Department Chair and for 8 years Vice Chair for Clinical Operations. His research, in addition to congenital heart disease, has focused on the effects of childhood passive smoking on coronary artery risks and on important issues involving the future pediatric workforce. He has been a World Pediatric Project (WPP) volunteer for nearly 20 years and has led 39 medical missions to nations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

During his WPP work in the Eastern Caribbean, he developed a national program for prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, an offshoot of untreated strep throat. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, Moskowitz has served in numerous leadership posts in the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2017, he was appointed by the Governor to the board of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, an organization that seeks to reduce and prevent childhood obesity and tobacco and substance abuse.
He is a past president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served six years on the national American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs. Dr. Moskowitz serves currently as the chair of the National Committee on Pediatric Workforce. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has been recognized as one of Greater Richmond's Best Doctors and a Top Doc by Richmond Magazine and America's Top Doctors in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Moskowitz is an elected member in the American Pediatric Society (APS). He received the 2016 Distinguished Physician Award from MCV Physicians. 

Dr. Moskowitz (center) receiving the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from Dr. Sion "Bill" Carter, chair of the Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society Board, and Dr. Charles Lockwood, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.