Each month, the AAS Membership Committee presents the “Member Spotlight” – an opportunity to introduce you to a member of your association.
Dr. Rachel Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. She is originally from Evanston, IL and studied history and biology at Brandeis University. She completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College and a surgical residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She also completed postdoctoral fellowships in research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas San Antonio as well as a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She further completed fellowships in Quality and Safety and Surgical Outcomes at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is currently the Ambulatory Service Line Director, Associate Surgical Critical Care Program Director, and Associate Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research.
Dr. Morris’ clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic and robotic procedures in emergency and general surgery patients. Her research interests focus around utilization of predictive scoring to determine trauma triage practices, mortality, and outcomes in surgical and trauma patients. She also is working on advancing a standardized process for shared decision making in the Intensive Care Unit. She continues to be actively involved in the development and implementation of quality improvement practices as they relate to surgical patients within the continuum of care. She has been granted several national awards for her research and publications on her trauma-related work.
Dr. Morris is an active member of the Association for Academic Surgery; she currently serves on the AAS Publications Committee reviewing submissions for the annual meeting and is looking forward to furthering collaborative relationships within the organization.
She is an avid climber, runner, and dedicated mother who models excellence as an academic surgeon, and I am honored to be her colleague, mentor, and friend.