UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Morrow, Jason David

School of Medicine
Medicine
210-617-5300 ext 10137
morrowj3@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Morrow?s primary clinical interests include Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Clinical Ethics. As the Medical Director for Palliative Care Inpatient Consultation at University Hospital, and as part of an incredible Palliative Care team, Dr. Morrow helps to lead a thriving consultation and teaching service for a major teaching site of UT Health at San Antonio. Many of his patients present to the hospital with advanced cancer, traumatic injury, 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. In his role on the Palliative Care team, Dr. Morrow`s goals are (1) to relieve symptoms associated with serious 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 awarded the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award for excellence in end-of-life care and patient advocacy. The Palliative Care team at University Hospital won the prestigious Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association.


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.


Dr. Morrow is a Faculty Associate at the esteemed Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, where he collaborates on curricular development and projects related to Ethics education on campus and beyond. He is Module Co-Director for Medicine, Behavior, Society, a longitudinal medical student course, and he is the Ethics Discipline Coordinator for the School of Medicine. Having received his doctorate in Medical Humanities, focusing on Clinical Ethics, Dr. Morrow brings a lifelong passion for Clinical Ethics and Professionalism to the practice of Medicine and to the professional development of doctors-in-training. Dr. Morrow speaks and writes on topics related to Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care. He is experienced as an Ethics consultant and currently serves on the Ethics Committee at University Hospital.

4/2019 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Incarnate Word, School of Osteopathic Medicine, San Antonio, TX
4/2012 - Present Howard and Betty Halff Professor for Medical Humanities & Ethics UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1/2012 - Present Faculty Associate, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
7/2011 - Present Medical Director Palliative Care Inpatient Consultation University Health System, San Antonio, TX
7/2011 - Present Assistant Professor of Medicine UT Health San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX