Colbourne “Cole” Moro is a Physician Assistant (PA) from Toronto, who has been working in Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) at the University Health Network since this past October. He completed his Bachelors in Kinesiology at Western University and then his Bachelors of Science (Physician Assistant) at the University of Toronto. Prior to being a PA, Cole volunteered as a campus emergency medical responder at Western University, and also worked with the Canadian Coast Guard in Search-and-Rescue in the small town of Britt, Ontario located on Georgian Bay.
Cole is the newest of 4 PAs working in MOT. He spends half of his time working with the Liver Transplant team, and the other half working MOT call covering nights and weekends. When working with the Liver Transplant team, he starts his morning with the team rounds to get caught up on the overnight events, and to plan for the rest of his day. As a PA with Liver Transplant, he manages a number of patients and works closely with the Liver Transplant Fellow, and the 3 Nurse Practitioners working on the team. At around 3:30pm daily - the team meets to update one another on the patients they’re following and what’s ahead for their management. As well, throughout the day the liver transplant PA responds to any pages pertaining to the rostered liver transplant patients. On nights/weekends, Cole works closely with the MOT fellow on-call to manage the every MOT patient across each organ group.
The complexity of transplant medicine is what drew Cole towards working with MOT. Every day he’s exposed to new clinical situations that provide the grounds for reading around cases and enhancing his evidence-based knowledge. To him, transplant is an exciting frontier and he’s been amazed by the transformation he’s able to witness in many patients.
On his spare time, Cole is an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and enjoys reading and writing. His hobbies include waterskiing, alpine skiing, hiking, and backcountry tripping.