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Cutaneous and Soft Tissue Cancer Surgery Faculty


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


Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Surgery 


Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon


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


  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Albuquerque Councilor, New Mexico Chapter,
  • 2013–2016 Commission on Cancer State Chair, Oregon Chapter
  • 2009–2010 American Association for Cancer Research Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association International Relations Committee
  • 2017–2020 Society of Surgical Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology Association for Academic Surgery Program Committee
  • 2016–2018 Society of University Surgeons Publications Committee
  • 2018–2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Health Volunteers
  • Overseas Association of Women Surgeons Southwestern Oncology Group
  • Gastrointestinal Committee NRG Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology Committee

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


  • 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.