Carl Morrison, MD, DVM

Pioneer In Precision Medicine Named Chair of Roswell Park Pathology Department

Carl Morrison, MD, DVM, brings record of key discoveries to leadership role

  • Dr. Carl Morrison is Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathologists help diagnose and stage cancers, guiding treatment decisions
  • Dr. Morrison to expand resources to Roswell Park community sites

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An internationally recognized physician scientist and innovator, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Carl Morrison, MD, DVM, has been promoted to Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Pathologists play a crucial role in a patient’s experience. They are experts who train for years to learn how to accurately diagnose, stage and grade cancers and help guide care team to develop the right treatment for each individual.

One of Dr. Morrison’s focuses will be enhancing use of informatics to deliver patient test results in hours rather than days. Additionally, he will work to expand pathology services at Roswell Park’s sites beyond the main campus, an effort that will ensure patients across the region can obtain prompt test results.

"Over the years, we've seen Dr. Morrison's drive to realize the promise of precision medicine - to give patients a personalized treatment option tailored to them, resulting in better outcomes and quality of life," says Candace S. Johnson, PhD, President, CEO and M&T Bank Presidential Chair in Leadership at Roswell Park. "His passion and his keen focus on matching next-generation insights to the therapies we have available to help patients today, in the current moment, is inspiring."

Dr. Morrison, who joined Roswell Park in 2007, remains Senior Vice President for Scientific Development and Integrative Medicine. His leadership in advanced molecular diagnostics has provided new avenues of treatment for many patients over the past decade.

Dr. Morrison holds his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and completed a residency in anatomic pathology at The Ohio State University.


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