UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Morrow, Jason David

School of Medicine
Medicine
210-567-0034
morrowj3@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Morrow?s primary clinical interests include Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Clinical Ethics. As the Medical Director for Inpatient Palliative Medicine at University Hospital, and as part of an incredible Palliative Medicine team, Dr. Morrow helps to lead a thriving consultation and teaching service for a major teaching site of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Many of his patients present to the hospital with advanced cancer, polytrauma, severe liver disease, or brain injury. Most of his patients or families struggle with limited access to health care, low health literacy, family conflict, substance abuse, mental illness, and the ordinary emotional and spiritual challenges associated with serious illness and complex medical decision-making. The goal of inpatient Palliative Medicine is (1) to relieve symptoms associated with advanced illness, (2) to guide patients, families, and clinicians through difficult decisions, and (3) to offer supportive, interdisciplinary services such as Social Work, chaplaincy, outpatient follow-up in a continuity clinic, or home health or hospice. Dr. Morrow was recently awarded the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award for excellence in end-of-life care and patient advocacy.

As a part-time Hospitalist, Dr. Morrow provides acute, inpatient care for adults and supervises Internal Medicine residents. He is committed to educating medical students and residents on important aspects of clinical care including safe practices, clinical reasoning, compassionate communication, expert symptom management, and ethical analysis.

Having received his doctorate in Medical Humanities, focusing on Clinical Ethics, Dr. Morrow brings a lifelong passion for Bioethics and Clinical Ethics to the practice of Medicine and the development of doctors-in-training. Dr. Morrow is experienced as an Ethics consultant and currently serves on the Bioethics Committee at University Hospital.

7/2013 - Present Module Co-Director and Coordinator University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
7/2013 - Present Discipline Coordinator and Coordinator University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
7/2011 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
7/2011 - Present Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
7/2011 - Present Faculty Associate and Faculty Physician University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX