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Education & Training
University of California, San Diego, 1989
University of Maryland, MD, 1990
Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1992; Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 1994
Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine
Hospice, palliative care and end-of-life issues; hepatitis C, pain management, substance abuse treatment/methadone maintenance treatment
Dr. Morris has been married for 21 years and has three daughters aged 14, 16 and 17. He also has a 10-year-old nephew and 17-year-old niece living with him. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and running.
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Philosophy of Care
I went into palliative care because it allows me to spend the time with patients, to really get to know them and hear their concerns. To me, this is the core of what medical care should be. The health care team should give patients information regarding their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. However, patients need to provide their doctor with their values and priorities in life so that together they can make treatment decisions. It is this interaction that for me is the most important part of what I do as a physician.
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