AAOS Now

Published 4/1/2015

Marjoua, Moon Selected as 2015 Washington Health Policy Fellows

The Washington Health Policy Fellows Selection Committee has chosen Youssra Marjoua, MD, MPP, and Daniel K. Moon, MD, MS, MBA, as the 2015 Washington Health Policy Fellows.

Dr. Marjoua graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and is a PGY-5 orthopaedic surgery resident at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston. She has pursued her interest in health policy through graduate training at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. There, she worked to analyze how healthcare systems can support or impede the appropriate delivery of care, to understand the existing infrastructure of healthcare delivery in the United States while also interpreting the wave of newly implemented rules and regulations through the lens of orthopaedics.

Before beginning her residency, Dr. Marjoua worked as a health policy fellow in Congress and she intends to continue building on that experience to develop the expertise necessary to analyze policy implications for orthopaedic surgeons.

“I look forward to applying my knowledge during my time as an AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellow,” Dr. Marjoua stated. “I believe that the mentorship, guidance, and structured opportunities for advocacy that I will be privileged to receive as a fellow will be invaluable in equipping me to contribute to the improvement of healthcare delivery in orthopaedics.”

Dr. Moon is a PGY-5 resident in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. After residency, Dr. Moon plans to undertake a foot and ankle fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Before entering the medical field, Dr. Moon studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning both a BS and MS. He completed his thesis work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M., and subsequently worked in management consulting. He received his MBA in 2009 from Harvard Business School.

In 2010, Dr. Moon received his medical degree from Columbia University, where he served on the university’s Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing.

Dr. Moon has a strong interest in both medical education and promoting physician health system literacy. “I am honored to serve as a 2015–2016 AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellow,” he said.

The Washington Health Policy Fellowship program, which operates in collaboration with the AAOS Office of Government Relations, seeks to foster the development of orthopaedic surgeons interested in health policy and advocacy. The fellows work on a number of projects, participate in the development and implementation of a cohesive healthcare policy strategy, and develop a strong foundation toward becoming leaders in a challenging and exciting healthcare environment.