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MADISON (April 16, 2018) – Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) members elected George “Chip” Morris, MD, FAAN, of Milwaukee, president-elect during the Society’s Annual Meeting April 14 in Madison. In 2019, Dr. Morris will succeed Molli Rolli, MD, who was sworn in as the Society’s 167th president at the annual meeting.
Doctor Morris is currently director of the Epilepsy Clinic at Ascension Columbia-St Mary’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and has been involved in the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging in the areas of epilepsy and detection of memory and speech. In addition, he has developed guidelines for the appropriate and prompt treatment of epilepsy and continued seizures.
He has served on the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors as well as its membership and executive committees and as chair of its Opioid Task Force. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, American EEG Society and was president of the Milwaukee Neuropsychiatric Society, Central EEG and Epilepsy Society, and Medical Society of Milwaukee County.
“I am humbled by this honor and very proud to serve the physicians of Wisconsin,” said Dr. Morris. “The Society’s mission is to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin. By supporting physicians in their work and advocating on behalf of the profession and our patients, we are helping to ensure Wisconsin remains among the best states in the country for health care quality.”
Doctor Morris is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and is a diplomat of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medicine Internship and Neurology Residency. He was a fellow in EEG and Epilepsy at the University of Cincinnati and remained a faculty member until joining the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a Professor of Neurology, and an affiliate with Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Milwaukee where he lectures in Health Informatics.
With more than 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.