Laura Jo Morrison, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics); Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Education and Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Departments & Organizations


Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Yale Cancer Center: Palliative Care Program

Yale Medicine


Laura J. Morrison, MD, FAAHPM is Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and an attending physician on the Yale-New Haven Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Service. She serves as Director of Palliative Medicine Education and Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Yale.

Dr. Morrison received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. She completed fellowship training in geriatrics and palliative care at Baylor College of Medicine and spent 9 years on faculty, serving as Education Director for the Supportive and Palliative Consultation Service at Houston Methodist Hospital from 2006-2013. She is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Morrison has witnessed significant gaps in palliative care training for all clinicians and has become a passionate local and national educational leader. She aims to improve local palliative care training for health professional learners across disciplines and learner levels. Dr. Morrison continues to contribute to national work on competencies, milestones, and accreditation standards for hospice and palliative medicine fellowship training and advances in the approach to learner assessment in the field.

Education & Training

MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1997)
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine
Residency MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
Internship MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University

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Laura Jo Morrison, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Cancer CenterYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
25 York Street
PO Box 208028

New Haven, CT 06520-8028