Meet Dr. MorrisIf you are considering any type of surgical or non-surgical plastic surgery procedure, it is more important than ever to choose your surgeon and his team carefully. Your surgeon’s qualifications are critically important in making this decision. You also need to know the personal qualities of the surgeon who will be operating on you.
At the age of 19, Dr. Morris entered medical school at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. After graduating 4 years later, he completed residencies in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. At Mayo Clinic he was chief resident in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He has been in practice in Michigan for over 25 years, the last 19 plus of which, have been devoted virtually exclusively to aesthetic surgery.
He is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of numerous medical organizations and societies.
He is on the advisory board for understandplasticsurgery.com and is frequently interviewed by local and national media about cosmetic surgery topics.
He has been an invited participant at the Allergan Aesthetic Leadership Forum (the company that makes Botox®, Juvederm®, and Natrelle® breast implants).
He is director of cosmetic surgery at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland and was the developer of the cosmetic surgery unit at that facility.
Dr. Morris constantly stays up-to-date with the latest procedures and technology but does not “jump on the bandwagon” before a treatment or procedure has been proven safe and effective. He also does not use technology solely as a marketing tool – there are many technologies that sound great and fancy but are no better (only more expensive and quite often riskier) that more traditional techniques.
Dr. Morris heads a team of friendly, helpful professionals who are dedicated to state-of-the-art care to enhance your natural beauty. We specialize in aesthetic surgery and related procedures.
Dr Morris has carefully selected his staff for their friendly personalities, genuine concern for his patients, and most importantly, their level of excellence in delivering quality care and a quality experience for you. Every member of our team is dedicated to helping you gather the information you need to make the best possible decision for yourself.
|Undergraduate Training:||Texas A&M University|
|Medical School:||Texas A&M University, College of Medicine|
|General Surgery Residency:||Mayo Clinic|
|Plastic Surgery Residency:||Mayo Clinic|
|Board Certification:||American Board of Plastic Surgery|
|Memberships:||American Society of Plastic Surgeons|
|Hospital Affiliations:||MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, MI
One of the earliest moral lessons I can remember took place when I was about 5 years old. My grandfather had two small (they seemed large at the time) patches of grass between his home and the sidewalk coursing in front of it.
One day he said, “I’ll bet you a dollar that you can’t jump all the way across the grass!” I said, “OK,” successfully made the jump, and my grandfather stood up, pulled out his wallet, and started to hand me a dollar bill. I said, “You don’t have to pay me,” and he stated, “Oh yes I do — You must always keep your word and if you make a promise to someone you must do everything you can to keep it.” I remember that event like it was yesterday. This photo was taken that day – I am sitting directly in front of my grandfather, my sister, Melissa, is to my left.
My father was an engineer, and it is because of him that I am not! Every project from cutting the grass to painting the house, digging a ditch to fixing the car, cleaning the garage to taking out the trash was planned in exquisite detail, and executed in a similar fashion. Often this was a very slow and painful process and, “knowing it all,” as teenagers think they do, I wished and asked why we just couldn’t get it done and over with?!
Dad would say, “Anything worth doing is worth doing as perfectly and correctly as possible the first time it is done.” I remember thinking that this was ridiculous and that all the extra steps and checkpoints, etc... were unnecessary and I couldn’t wait until I was on my own and could do things “my way.” Depending on your age, most of you reading this have had the (initially) somewhat frightening realization, that “I’m doing this exactly like Dad/Mom would have!”
This occurred to me one day in the operating room when one of the assistants (who does not work with me now) kept asking, “...why do you do this...Dr. so-and-so doesn’t take all of these extra steps or do it this way...why do we need to spend the extra time...why do I have to hold the instrument this way...?”, and I realized that this was just like an interaction between my Dad and I working on a project he considered important.
I suddenly realized that, as much as I had vowed never to tackle a project like him, I had become just like him, and that constant influence is with me today, and I sincerely thank him for it. I’m sure thousands of my patients do as well!
When I was a young boy, I would often ask my mother what she thought I should be when I grew up. She would always say, “I don’t care if you become a ditch digger or President of the United States, just make sure you are the best ditch digger or President that you can be.” I am trying to live up to her expectations!