Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Sinai Health System/University Health Network
Brief BioDr. Morris is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Medical Director of the Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He is currently Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee for the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and chairs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group for Accreditation Canada. He was appointed to the Canadian Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR) in 2015.
Dr. Morris obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently completed specialty training in Internal Medicine and subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases. He went on to complete a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, while completing a Canadian Infectious Diseases Society (now AMMI Canada) research fellowship. He often says that his primary job is coaching basketball, which he started doing over 30 years ago.
Dr. Morris has worked closely with regional, provincial, and federal governments and interprovincial organizations to help develop and coordinate antimicrobial stewardship efforts. He is widely sought as a speaker and consultant on antimicrobial stewardship, behaviour change, implementation, and quality improvement. He is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.