Dr. Morris is a graduate of Wellesley College and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at Duke Medical Center. She is currently Director of Preventive Cardiology and Co-Director of Women’s Heart Care at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Preventive Cardiology has been a career interest for Dr. Morris. She has served as the Medical Director of the Duke University Preventive Approach to Cardiology program (now the Duke Center for Living) and Consultant to the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Health Clinic in Rochester, MN. She currently provides comprehensive, integrated preventive care for patients referred with heart disease risk factors and for patients with established coronary heart disease.
Dr. Morris is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Lipidology (management of cholesterol disorders). She specializes in evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with complex lipid abnormalities. Referrals are accepted for treatment strategies including nutrition, pharmacologic (drug) therapy, as well as LDL apheresis.
As Co-Director of Women’s Heart Care at MUSC, Dr. Morris maintains an active interest in gender differences in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. She also participates nationally in educational programs for both physicians and women to raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular risks.
Dr. Morris also specializes in the early detection of subclinical atherosclerosis and is experienced in assessment of coronary calcification and noninvasive angiography with both electron beam tomography (EBCT) and multislice computed tomography (MSCT).
Dr. Morris is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is a member of a number of other professional societies including the American College of Physicians, the National Lipid Association and Southeast Lipid Association, the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular CT, and the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention. She remains an active volunteer in the American Heart Association and has served on the area board of directors, chairperson of the AHA Heart Walk, and the AHA Go Red for Women Awareness Campaign.