James D. Morris, MD, FACG, FACP, AGAF, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is engaged in educational activities for all levels of medical students, residents, and gastroenterology fellows. He currently serves as the Program Director for the Gastroenterology fellowship after previously serving as the Associate Program Director for three years. He also is involved in the medical curriculum for medical students as the Co-Course Director of the undergraduate medical student course in gastrointestinal and liver diseases. He has worked in the area of colon cancer screening education research and inflammatory bowel disease trials. Dr. Morris completed his BS in Animal Science and BS in Microbiology from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from LSU Health Shreveport. A residency in internal medicine was completed at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge / Earl K. Long Medical Center followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Additional training in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy was completed at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He was elected as a faculty member to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a previous recipient of the ARCUS Group Humanitarian in Medicine Award. He is a current fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, and the American Gastroenterology Association.