RotoPlast Founder
Dec 06, 2017
Dr Angelo Capozzi
RotoPlast Founder

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame Monogram Club is pleased to announce that the 2014 Edward "Moose" Krause Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Rotaplast co-founder and medical director Dr. Angelo Capozzi ('56, baseball).

Dr. Capozzi will receive the organization's highest honor at An Evening With the Monogram Club, on Saturday, April 12 in Sports Heritage Hall, following the 85th edition of the Blue Gold Game.

"Dr. Capozzi has taken that concept of service to mankind that we all learned here at Notre Dame and put it into action," Monogram Club past president (2009-11) and Awards Committee chair Joe Restic ('79, football) said. "He has been directly involved with over 50 medical missions all over the world to treat children born with a cleft lip or palate deformity. It is this extraordinary commitment and involvement with youth that makes him the ideal recipient for this year's Moose Krause Award." 

After graduating from Notre Dame with honors in 1956, Capozzi attended the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. He completed general surgery training at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., and plastic surgery training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, before joining the Air Force. Stationed at the Travis Air Force base in Fairfield, Calif., Capozzi served as Chief Plastic Surgeon until 1968, when he began private practice in San Francisco. 

In 1976, Capozzi made his first international mission, joining Interplast (now called ReSurge) on a trip to Mexicali, Mexico, to assist children with cleft lip and palate. Nearly 40 years and over 60 mission trips later, he is still working to improve the lives of children around the world. 

Today, Capozzi serves as medical director and co-founder of Rotaplast, an organization established with Rotary International in 199