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Carrie Zimmerman Morales

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Carrie is a 4th year MD student planning to pursue a career in academic surgery. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 2015 with a double major in Biology and Child Development. Expanding her interest in access to healthcare, she spent a year working at the NYU Department of Population Health on an NIH stroke disparities study.

At Penn, in addition to her involvement with the Center for Surgical Health, Carrie is the President of the Plastic Surgery Interest Group, an Adjunct Fellow at the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives, and a member of the Penn Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s Advisory Council. She previously served as a Clinic Coordinator at Puentes de Salud and the Outreach Chair of the Latino Medical Student Association.

Carrie completed a CHOP Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Research fellowship working under the direction of Drs. Jesse Taylor, Scott Bartlett, and Jordan Swanson. She is involved in multiple projects investigating functional outcomes of craniofacial surgery, non-radiative alternatives for craniofacial surgical planning, and prenatal counseling for craniofacial anomalies.

In her free time Carrie enjoys running and long distance cycling.