Dr. Morris is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He is currently Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee for the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada (AMMI Canada) and is a member of the parallel committee with the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He was appointed to the Canadian Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR) in 2015, serves as a member of the Technical Expert Panel on Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Agency for Health, Research and Quality in the United States, and was the Principal Investigator of two peer-reviewed grants from the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario responsible for implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in academic and subsequently community hospitals.
Dr. Morris has worked closely with regional, provincial, and federal governments and interprovincial organizations to help develop and coordinate antimicrobial stewardship efforts. Dr. Morris recently stepped down as Chair of the Specialty Committee of Infectious Diseases with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada but is an advisor to the Royal College on Resource Stewardship.
Dr. Morris obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently completed sub specialty training in Infectious Diseases. He went on to complete a Master 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 30 years ago.