Jon B. Morris, M.D. is the Ernest F. Rosato-William Maul Measey Professor in Surgical Education and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine. He attended St. Joseph’s University and Georgetown University School of Medicine after which he took his General Surgical residency training at the University Hospitals of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. During surgical residency, Dr. Morris completed a two year research fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He was recruited to PENN in 1990 and during his career Dr. Morris has held a number of leadership positions including Director of the Core Surgical Clerkship (1993 – 1998), Associate Dean for Clinical Education at the Perelman School of Medicine (1997 – 2001), Program Director for General Surgery (2003 – 2018), and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Perelman School of Medicine (2005 – 2020).
Dr. Morris is a past President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (2014 – 2015) and with 115 peer reviewed manuscripts has published extensively in the field of medical education. While he maintains an active clinical practice in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery and has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a “Top Doc” six times (most recently in 2020), a primary focus of Dr. Morris’ thirty year academic career has been undergraduate and graduate medical education. Dr. Morris has received the Blockley-Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, the Faculty Teaching Award from the Surgical Housestaff eight times, the Gordon Buzby Surgical Leadership Award, the PENN Pearls Teaching Award three times, the Medical Student Government Teaching Award, the Special Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award and the Robert Dunning Dripps Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.