Dr. Morgan is an Orthopedic Surgeon achieving a career of excellence through Service to his patients, as a visionary leader in group medical practice, as an avid participant in community involvement, in youth mentorship and in national medical leadership. He presently serves as the Executive Director of the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, the research arm of the National Medical Association. He also serves as Senior Executive of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society. Dr. Morgan continues to be engaged in the practice of Orthopedic Surgery with Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in Sarasota, FL.
Dr. Morgan graduated from Gary (IN) Roosevelt High School as Co-Valedictorian. He earned a BA in Chemistry from Grinnell College, Iowa and began a long career of medicine after acceptance at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He served an internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he was recognized as “Resident of the Year” and also as Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery. He then served as Resident Physician at the prestigious Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, CA.
Dr. Morgan joined two of his Northwestern faculty members in their private practice in Evanston, IL and then practiced in his hometown of Gary, IN for 30 years. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. He served as Asst. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and as a Clinical Associate at Northwestern University. He later earned his MBA from University of South Florida in 2001. In addition to his contributions to community service, Dr. Morgan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Managed Care Medicine. He received the Honorary Doctor of Science from his alma mater, Grinnell College in 1992. He was elected President of the Indiana Orthopedic Society in 1999. He is a Life Member of NAACP and served as Chair of the Life Membership Dinner of the Gary Branch for several years. In 2003, Dr. Morgan was elected to the Steel City Hall of Fame in Gary, IN. He received the Joseph Pitts Award for Community Service from the NAACP in 2005. He was named a distinguished alumnus of Howard University College of Medicine. He was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society at Howard University.
He also serves as a life member of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees. Dr. Morgan presently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Florida State School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. It is there that he continues to develop his research interest in healthcare and musculoskeletal disparities. He has had over 200 scientific publications and presentations during his career.