T.W. Morris III, M.D., Joins UAMS as Neurosurgeon

By ChaseYavondaC

He is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery.

Morris’ main clinical interests are the surgical treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, aneurysms and vascular anomalies, skull base surgery, and radiosurgery. He also treats patients with degenerative or traumatic spine conditions.

Morris received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He recently completed his residency training at UAMS, where he received the Resident Award for Excellence in Research in 2016. Morris has completed subspecialty training in skull base and vascular surgery.

“Dr. Morris was an excellent resident and is a promising researcher and educator,” said J.D. Day, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. “We feel lucky to retain him on staff and are happy to welcome him to the team.”

Morris has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as brain tumors, aneurysms and their treatment. Under the direction of Day, Morris has contributed to several book chapters. Additionally, Morris has several ongoing research projects, including serving as the co-primary investigator for the Early Minimally-Invasive Removal of ICH (ENRICH) trial.


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