Training as a specialist in high-risk obstetrics can be fraught with disappointment and sadness, but fortunately there are physicians like Dr. Jamie Morgan for whom counseling patients and families and working together with them to achieve the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies is fulfilling and one of the most rewarding aspects of the work. We salute Dr. Morgan as our ‘Doc of the Month.’
Dr. Morgan, a fellow physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She chose a specialty in obstetrics and gynecology because the truly unique role of the obstetrician-gynecologist to care for women throughout the duration of their reproductive lives is “a singularly amazing responsibility as a physician, an opportunity which initially drew me to the specialty in medical school. As I have gone through residency and fellowship, I have tried to embrace this extraordinary role and continually aim to offer exceptional care to my patients.”
“Is my baby going to be healthy?” is a question that Dr. Morgan is asked often. Taking care of women throughout the course of a difficult pregnancy or women with serious medical conditions complicating pregnancy, she has dedicated her career to doing all she can to ensure that each of her patients has a healthy baby.
Dr. Morgan currently serves as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District XI Junior Fellow Past-Chair and in that role she continues to promote and participate in activism on both a local and national level. She says the most pressing issue facing women’s health in Texas today is that state legislators, governmental organizations and special interest groups are threatening a woman’s right to make personal reproductive decisions, jeopardizing access to family planning services and reversing the constitutional rights of women.