Dr. Morgan attended Virginia Military Institute and University of Virginia before completing a Family Practice Residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 1989. After six years in private practice, he joined Carilion in 1996. Dr. Morgan served as a regional medical director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine from 1996 until 2010. In 1999, Dr. Morgan began working with Information Technology as a physician champion, believing that technology had the potential to not only improve physician efficiency, but also directly affect and improve the delivery of quality patient care.
Five years ago, Dr. Morgan transitioned from a full-time family medicine practice to work in informatics and information technology. In health care, informatics represents the intersection of information science, computer science and patient care. It is the arena for managing the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information for health care purposes. Dr. Morgan was appointed Chief Medical Information Officer in 2010 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2012.