Isaac L. Moss, M.D., M.A.Sc., FRCSC
Dr. Moss is a fellowship trained spine surgeon and assistant
professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the
Comprehensive Spine Center at the New England Musculoskeletal
Institute. Dr. Moss completed residency training in the renowned
University of Toronto orthopaedic program, where he was awarded
the Lawson Family Post Graduate Fellowship as the department’s
After completion of his residency, Dr. Moss received
specialized training in advanced spinal and scoliosis surgery at
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he developed
expertise in treating a variety of complex spinal disorders
under the guidance of internationally recognized surgeons.
Dr. Moss’ clinical focus is on the treatment of all disorders
of the neck and back. He has specific interest in conditions
related to both spinal degeneration and deformity. He has
extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
solutions to many spinal ailments.
Dr. Moss has a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. He
has been recognized with several awards and scholarships for his
involvement in cutting edge research to develop novel biologic
therapies for intervertebral disc degeneration. He is a member
of the North American Spine Society and the Orthopaedic Research
- Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
- Comprehensive Spine Center, New
England Musculoskeletal Institute
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Orthopaedic
M.D., C.M.: McGill University
Masters of Applied Science: Institute of Biomaterial and
Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Division of
Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
- Lawson Family Post Graduate Fellowship, Most Outstanding
Academic Resident, 2010.
- R.I. Harris Research Award, 2010; Best Research Presentation, University of
Toronto Orthopaedic Graduation Day, 2010.
- T.R. Sullivan Research Award, 2008; Best Resident Research
University of Toronto Orthopaedic Research Day, 2008.
- Gallie Bateman Award, Department of Surgery University of Toronto, 2008.
- Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Award, 2007-2008.
- J.A. Nutter Award, Canadian Orthopaedic Resident Association, 2007.
- Advanced Regenerative Tissue Engineering Centre Research Scholarship, 2007.
- Draxis Health Surgeon Scientist Fellowship, 2006-2008.
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2006.
- J.W. McConnell Award, Top 5%, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2000.
- Dean's Honours List, McGill Faculty of Medicine, 2000.
Moss I.L., An H.S. Form and Function of the Intervertebral
Disc. In: Orthopaedic Basic Science, 4th ed. American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011.
Moss I.L., Phillips F.M. Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In:
Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations. Jaypee Brothers, 2011.
Moss I.L., Gordon L., Woodhouse K.A., Whyne C.M., Yee A.J.M.
A Novel Thiol-Modified-Hyaluronan and Elastin-Like Polypeptide
Composite Material for Tissue Engineering of the Nucleus
Pulposus of the Intervertebral Disc. Spine, 2010 Dec 14.
Hrabchak C., Rouleau J,. Moss I.L., Woodhouse K., Akens M.,
Bellingham C., Keeley F., Dennis M., Yee A.J.M. Assessment of
biocompatibility and initial evaluation of genipin cross-linked
elastin-like polypeptides in the treatment of an osteochondral
knee defect in rabbits. Acta Biomaterialia, 2010
Moss I.L., Whyne C.M., Yee A.J.M., Woodhouse K.A. A Tissue
Engineering Approach to Degenerative Disc Disease, presented at
the Tissue Engineering International Society Meeting TERMIS NA
annual meeting, 2007.
Parker W., Moss I.L., Harvey E.J. Does Repair of Distal
Radius Fractures Require Orthopedic Expertise? presented at the
Orthopedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2004.
Zicha S., Moss I., Allen B., Varro A., Papp J., Dumaine R.,
Antzelevich C., Nattel S. Molecular basis of species-specific
expression of repolarizing K+ currents in the heart. Am J
Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 2003 Oct;285(4):H1641-9.
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- Evaluating the efficacy and clinical outcomes of spinal
surgical techniques including both well-established and
novel decompression and fusion strategies.
Basic Science Research
- Tissue engineering of the intervertebral disc with an
eventual goal to develop a biologic regenerative treatment
for degenerative disc disease.
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