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Stephen E. Morris

Stephen E. Morris, MD

Languages spoken: English, German

Academic Information

Departments Emeritus - Surgery

Divisions: General Surgery

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Interests

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Burns

Dr. Morris is the Medical Director of the University of Utah Burn Center and immediate past director of the Trauma Center for over 15 years during which time he guided the center to become the first Level One Trauma Center in the intermountain West and was appointed president of the Utah State Committee on Trauma and the chair of the Utah State Trauma System Advisory Committee.

He has been a staff surgeon at University of Utah Health Care since 1989 after completing his fellowship in Burns at the Shriners Burns Institute and University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas following his general surgery residency and medical school training at the University of Utah.

He was Medical Director of the tissue center for over 14 years and active in the development of the electronic medical record where he was the surgical physician champion for computerized provider order entry that was implemented in 2010 after over 5 years of development.

Present areas of focus include acute and reconstructive burn care and complex wound management.

Education History

Fellowship Shriners Burns Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Cochran A, Morris SE (2018). Cold-Induced Injury: Frostbite. In Herndon DN (Ed.), Total Burn Care (Fifth, pp. 403-7). Elsevier.


  1. Morris S, Wiggins B (01/30/2017). Practicing (Episode 2): Brad Wiggins and Dr. Steve Morris [Podcast]. Salt Lake City: Accelerate - University of Utah Health. Available: