Long-time Escondido resident, Palomar Health cardiologist and philanthropist Douglas Moir, MD, is being honored this Friday with the “Robert Krejci Standard of Excellence Award” by the North County Philanthropy Council at its 31st Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon.
Dr. Moir and his wife Margaret have been active volunteers and givers to causes that promote the health and well-being of North County residents since they first moved there in 1975.
“My wife and I believe it’s our responsibility to share our time, talents and treasure,” Dr. Moir said.
They are founding members of the California Center for the Arts and the Escondido Charitable Foundation. They been actively involved in the Boys and Girls Club and donated generously to various Palomar Health fundraising campaigns, including the building of Palomar Medical Center Escondido on Citracado Parkway.
Dr. Moir is currently serving on the Palomar Health board of directors after previously serving nine years on the Palomar Health Foundation board. In the mid-1980s, Dr. Moir, Margaret and some of their friends started one of the first hospital pet visiting programs in the nation, Rx Pets (now known as Palomar Paws) that became a model for other hospitals around the nation.
Dr. Moir opened his cardiology practice in Escondido in 1975, serving the community for more than 40 years before retiring. He is a board-certified internist in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular disease and Clinical Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of California at San Diego. He earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine.