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Get to Know CASEM’s New Board Member: Dr. Mickey Moroz


Dr. Mickey Moroz joins us as one of two incoming board members in 2024. Get to know this Sport Medicine Physician from Montréal, Québec.

1. Why did you choose sports medicine?

I was fortunate enough to meet some great sports medicine physicians at McGill as a medical student who introduced me to the field and showed me how I could integrate my love for sports into my primary care practice. Additionally, growing up surrounded by a family of multisport athletes, coupled with experiencing a personal injury myself, exposed me firsthand to the insufficient support systems available to young athletes in our community. This experience fueled my determination to ensure that young athletes receive the comprehensive care they deserve.


2. Why did you join the CASEM board?

I believe we have a strong organization, and I hope to help facilitate the leadership that our members provide in their respective communities


3. What has been your biggest professional achievement? or Highlight everything and anything you’re working on right now that you’d like to share with the members?

I have the privilege of working at the Summer Olympics this year in Paris as part of a passionate and amazing core medical team. It truly is a lifetime achievement to help our Canadian athletes on the biggest stage. Additionally, fulfilling my dream of teaching at McGill Faculty of Medicine, guiding and shaping future generations of doctors, is another source of immense pride for me.


4. What do sports medicine physicians do best?

Sports medicine physicians exemplify a unique strong leadership style by working in the background while selflessly adjusting to and prioritizing the needs of athletes, teams, patients, clinics, and multidisciplinary teams alike.


5. What is the greatest challenge sports medicine doctors are facing today?

A significant challenge we face stems from our innate giving nature and affinity for teamwork, which can sometimes lead to our time and efforts being undervalued compared to other medical specialties.


6. Provide one fun fact about you.

I am named after Mickey Mantle.


7. What do you do for physical activity?

Team sports! Additionally, I’ve recently gotten back into tennis, golf, and triathlons.


8. If you could meet any legendary athlete, past or present, who would it be?

I would choose to meet Muhammad Ali to talk about his unwavering commitment to his principles above personal achievements.


9. What is your favorite sports movie?



10. If you could be a professional athlete in any sport, which one would you choose and why?

Hockey, my favorite sport.


11. What is your favorite outdoor activity to participate in?

Hanging out by the lake!


12. What’s one new thing you have learned in the last week?

Recently, I’ve acquired new skills in home maintenance, such as learning how to change my toilet—a rewarding venture into DIY territory!


13. What are you currently reading?

“Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” by Adam Grant