Dr. Moskowitz is a recipient of the 2014 NJ Monthly Top Docs award.
Dr. Richard Lee Moskowitz has been engaged in the practice of Colon and
Rectal Surgery in Morris County for 30 years. Originally in practice with
Dr. Raymond Crystal until Dr. Crystal's retirement in 2001, Dr. Moskowitz
was engaged in the practice of General and Colon and Rectal Surgery at
Roosevelt and St. Luke's Hospitals in New York City prior to establishing
himself in New Jersey.
Dr. Moskowitz graduated from the Milton S. Hershey School of Medicine of
the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and completed a General Surgical
Residency at the North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Thereafter,
a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery was obtained from the Greater
Baltimore Medical Center under the direction of Dr. John Rosin from the
Mayo Clinic. An additional year of postgraduate research and clinical
training was accomplished in London at St. Marks Hospital – the
"cradle of colon and rectal surgery". There, Dr. Moskowitz worked
with surgical pioneers of Inflammatory Bowel Disease who created the "pouch"
option for Restorative Proctocolectomy in patients with Ulcerative Colitis.
Specifically, his mentors included Peter Hawley for rectal oncological
resections and Professor John Nicholls. Dr. Moskowitz collaborated with
Professor Nicholls in writing the seminal papers describing the staging
Board certification and the appropriate recertifications are in General
Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. Memberships include, Fellow of the
American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society of Colon
and Rectal Surgeons, and the St. Mark's Society.