Dr. Michael Moscowitz, General Surgeon
First there was Star Trek: The Next Generation. Now there’s Dr. Moscowitz: The Next Generation.
The next generation is Dr. Michael Moscowitz, a general surgeon newly practicing at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus. He’s the son of longtime Kingston orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Moscowitz.
“It’s good to be back,” says the younger Dr. Moscowitz, 31, who went to Kingston High School and studied medicine and surgery at Chicago Medical School. He did his general surgery residency at New Jersey’s Morristown Medical Center.
“I wanted to return to Kingston,” he says. “It’s where my family is.”
His wife of six years, Kara, also 31, is from Saugerties. She’s a registered nurse by profession, working fulltime as the mother of Ella, 5, and Liam, 3. The family also has Daisy, an 11-year-old beagle sheltie mix that Michael and Kara rescued in Chicago seven years ago.
“The ability to work in Kingston, a community where we can have our kids’ grandparents come over and enjoy their grandchildren, is an immeasurable benefit,” Dr. Moscowitz says. “Our kids are growing up with a full family.”
As a board-certified general surgeon at HealthAlliance, Dr. Moscowitz focuses on the abdomen and its contents, including the stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He also deals with diseases involving the skin, breast and soft tissue, as well as trauma, emergency surgery, peripheral vascular surgery and hernias.
“Hernia surgery is my favorite,” Dr. Moscowitz says. “I love the anatomy, and all surgery reminds me of how remarkable the body is. But this surgery is like textbook anatomy. Even with the toughest hernia, as long as you know the anatomy, you’ll always be able to do the surgery well.”
He also says he’s taking advantage of HealthAlliance’s leading-edge technologies to perform advanced minimally invasive surgery.
“In general, it’s safer than open surgery and allows you to recover faster and heal with less pain and scarring,” Dr. Moscowitz says. Minimally invasive surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis or requires only a short hospital stay.”
“Continual innovations in minimally invasive surgery make it useful for an ever-expanding list of procedures,” he says.
As for HealthAlliance’s planned expansion of the Mary’s Avenue Campus into one of the Northeast’s most advanced community hospitals and its conversion of the Broadway Campus into a pioneering “medical village,” Dr. Moscowitz says, “I think I’m here at the ground floor of something really great!”
The new HealthAlliance Hospital will be a regional hospital of choice, providing an optimal environment for the highest-quality care. It will be recognized for its high patient satisfaction, awarded for its exceptional clinical outcomes, and privileged to have the finest physicians and employees.
The medical village will be an innovative focal point for the city’s health and related needs. Current partners will offer primary care, behavioral health and other support services. Compatible retail shops will provide additional amenities.
The village will also have a medical simulation center for state-of-the-art medical training for current and future healthcare professionals, providing cutting-edge technology to improve healthcare training and delivery.
“How can someone not be excited about that?” Dr. Moscowitz says. “Add to that the quality of life here, with the river and mountains. Plus, Kingston has a growing creative sector and arts scene, happening restaurants, chic boutiques. This is becoming a very popular area, and I’m thrilled it will be supported by a very strong medical system.”
“I see myself staying here for the rest of my life,” he says.
Mary’s Ave Campus
117 Mary’s Avenue – Suite 203
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 338-4128