University of Western States (UWS), a Portland-based health sciences university, will collaborate with William Moreau, DC, DACBSP, FACSM, to open an interdisciplinary clinic focused on providing high-quality, whole-person integrated health care. Dr. Moreau will serve as chief medical officer (CMO). This groundbreaking clinic will be housed within the university’s new campus at 8000 NE Tillamook Street in Portland and will be fully operational by summer 2020.
Dr. Moreau will oversee all operations and patient care at the integrated clinic. “This partnership with Dr. Moreau will allow us to create a state-of-the-art interprofessional clinic where patients from our community will receive the finest integrated care available while providing our student interns with world-class clinical training experiences,” said UWS President and CEO Dr. Joseph Brimhall.
“The students, university leadership, and faculty at University of Western States have made a profound and positive influence on me that I have carried with me for a very long time,” said Dr. Moreau. “For the past decade, I’ve led the medical team at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), where we were broadly recognized internationally for having the best sports medicine care in the world. Now, I feel like my quest is to bring that same level of care to community members in Portland. I can think of no better place to carry out this mission than University of Western States, because together we will create a natural alignment that focuses on patient outcomes, using every available asset to help a patient not only recover from injury or illness, but also to maintain their overall health. This is a perfect environment for me to be able to take the lessons learned over the past decade into the private sector and help people in the local community who deserve the same caliber of care.”
As the leader of medical care for the USOC, Dr. Moreau worked closely with Olympic and Paralympic athletes. He was responsible for the care of more than 3,000 Team USA athletes and worked with more than 200 clinicians from numerous health care disciplines. During his 10 years at the USOC, Dr. Moreau served as the Team USA medical director during the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and as chief medical officer at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. During his more than 30-year career, he has also treated collegiate, high school and recreational athletes.
Dr. Moreau and UWS plan to implement the interdisciplinary, team-based model that Dr. Moreau pioneered at the USOC for elite athletes and offer it to members of the public. This model focuses on applying a conservative team-based approach to whole-person care. The novel clinic will employ a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to health care, including physical medicine, joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, nutrition and dietary counseling, and mental health counseling, all designed to help patients optimize function and sustain well-being.
Dr. Moreau is a licensed chiropractic physician, a board-certified Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has presented more than 500 lectures and postgraduate education programs throughout the world. Dr. Moreau is currently president of the ACBSP and is a member of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine editorial review board.
“Dr. Moreau’s experience with the U.S. Olympic Committee and decades of private practice will bring expertise, perspectives, and experience that will serve our students and patients by delivering the highest quality of clinical care,” said Dr. Brimhall.
The new interdisciplinary clinic will have a positive impact on the entire Portland community. UWS interns will have opportunities to participate in an interdisciplinary clinic setting to care for patients from a broad variety of backgrounds with a wide diversity of clinical presentations and complexities.
The collaboration with Dr. Moreau coincides with the university’s move to a larger, modernized facility in Northeast Portland. The campus includes a 150,000-square-foot building and features innovative versatile space designed with active-learning classrooms and furniture, state-of-the-art laboratories, technologically advanced meeting rooms, dedicated study spaces, and dynamic work areas for faculty and staff. The new location is in a prominent location, allowing direct access for patients from the Portland-area community, and providing sustainability for UWS during an era of significant institutional growth and advancement in the field of higher education and health care.
For more in-depth FAQs about the interdisciplinary clinic and the UWS campus move, please visit the UWS Facilities Planning web page.