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Katherine T. Morris, MD

Tenured Professor of Surgery

Vice Chair of Academic and Research Advancement


Dr. Katherine Morris is an experienced surgical oncologist with a passion for offering patients with primary and metastatic cancers of the liver and pancreas state of the art treatment options. While training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she learned from masters in the field how to optimize outcomes by collaborating closely with colleagues in medical and radiation oncology. Her laboratory based research is aimed at developing new treatment options for metastatic colorectal cancer.


Academic Section(s):

Surgical Oncology


Education:

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Surgery 


Residency:

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon


Fellowship:

  • Surgical Oncology with Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Focus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York
  • Research Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University/Portland


Clinical/Research Interests:

Clinical Focus: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncologic Surgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer

Research Interests: 

  • Tumor stromal biology
  • Tumor immunology
  • Mestastatic colorectal cancer


Funding:

  • American Cancer Society
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Stephenson Cancer Center
  • OU Department of Surgery


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

  • 2019 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • 2018 National Trauma Survivors Day, Friend of Trauma Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award from Medical Students, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • 2015 Educational Excellence Award for Faculty, Academic Year
  • 2014–2015, UME Phase II Teaching Category, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico
  • 2015 Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Albuquerque The Magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2012 Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction
  • 2012 Erwin W. Lewis Khatali Award for Clinical Teaching, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico
  • 2011–2016 Teaching Award from Residents and Medical Students, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico (six awards total)
  • 2009 Portland Business Journal Forty Under Forty
  • 2009 Portland Monthly Magazine Top Doctors, Surgical Oncology


Select Publications:

For a full list of publications, click here.