Laura J. Morrison MD, FAAHPM, FACPAssociate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics); Director of Palliative Medicine Education; Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Yale Palliative Care Program, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Laura J. Morrison, MD, FAAHPM, FACP, is Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and clinician-educator at Yale School of Medicine, serving as Director of Palliative Medicine Education and Director, Yale Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She is an attending physician on the Yale New Haven Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Service. She is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine.
She graduated from Oberlin College and received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. She completed geriatrics and palliative care fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine, where she spent 9 years on faculty and served most recently as Education Director, Supportive and Palliative Consultation Service for Houston Methodist Hospital from 2006-2013.
Dr. Morrison finds great meaning and reward in caring for patients facing the stresses and challenges that often come with serious illness. In direct patient care, she has witnessed the significant gaps that exist in palliative care training for all clinicians and has become a passionate educational leader in the field. Dr. Morrison’s work focuses on palliative care educational initiatives locally and nationally, aiming to improve palliative care curricula for health professional learners across disciplines and levels of training. While helping to further expand the Yale Palliative Care Program, she continues to lead national work on competency and accreditation standards for hospice and palliative medicine fellowships and advance the approach to learner assessment in the field.