Arden Marie Morris, MD


Arden Morris, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Health Behavior Health Education, and chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Morris earned her medical degree at Rush Medical College and completed General Surgery training at Oregon Health and Science Institute. She earned a Master's of Public Health degree with a Health Services focus while in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at University of Washington. Dr. Morris completed her training with a Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at University of Minnesota and joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2003.

Clinically, Dr. Morris manages all aspects of laparoscopic and open colon and rectal surgery for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and benign conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Academically, Dr. Morris is interested in the quality of surgical care and disparities in care. She has published extensively on processes and outcomes of cancer care, and on disparities in the quality of surgical care using a mixed methods approach. Dr. Morris actively participates in national policy work, including co-chairing the National Quality Forum's Steering Committee for Surgical Quality Measures. She has served on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee and on a variety of national technical advisory panels and committees primarily focused on quality of care.

Medical School or Training

  • Rush Medical College


  • Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Surgery General, OR, 2000
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