Marie Morris, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Hand and Microsurgery

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Dr. Morris' clinical focus includes caring for adult and pediatric hand trauma with both common and complex disorders of the hand and wrist, as well as arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Compression neuropathy
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Finger fractures
  • Hand, wrist and thumb arthritis
  • Hand or wrist masses (including Ganglion cysts)
  • Ligament injuries of the hand
  • Metacarpal fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon and ligament injuries of the hand
  • Wrist fractures

Common Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Degenerative and arthritic hand and wrist reconstruction
  • Ganglion cyst removal
  • Hand and wrist arthroscopy
  • Hand and wrist fracture fixation
  • Free flaps
  • Soft tissue reconstruction of the upper and lower extremity
  • Surgery for thumb arthritis
  • Tendon repairs
  • Trigger finger release

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Progress West Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Invited Publications

  • Morris MT, Goldfarb CA. Pediatric Flexor Tendon Injuries. In: Cornwall R, Little KJ, eds. ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Pediatric Trauma. American Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2020: 160-168.
  • Morris MT, Calfee RP. Cubital Tunnel Release: In Situ, Subcutaneous, and Submuscular. In: Wiesel SW, ed. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2021: 3631-3640.
  • Morris MT, Wall LB. Epidemiology of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injuries. In: Shin AY, Pulos N, eds. Operative Brachial Plexus Surgery. Springer; 2021: 481-485.
  • Morris MT, Brogan DM. Open DRUJ Reduction. In: Tejwani, N, Hacquebord, J, eds. Fractures of the Wrist: A Case Book. Springer; 2021: 23-31.

Research Interests

Dr. Morris has research interests in outcomes after distal radius fractures, thumb carpometacarpal arthritis, carpal instability and ulnar-sided wrist pain.


Dr. Morris was born in Columbia, Missouri, and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she majored in biology and Spanish. She completed her medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed a hand surgery fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and is excited to be returning to St. Louis as a Washington University faculty member. Dr. Morris’ clinical focus includes caring for adult and pediatric hand trauma with both common and complex disorders of the hand and wrist, as well as arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist.

Board Certifications

  • Board-eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO


  • Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Honors and Awards

  • 2008, Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
  • 2008, Sturgis Fellowship, University of Arkansas
  • 2010, Libby Finch Study Abroad Grant, University of Arkansas
  • 2012, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Arkansas
  • 2012, Distinguished Faculty Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • 2019, Annual Meeting Resident Travel Scholarship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2020, AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum Participant

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

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