Abby Morris MD
ARS/IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Recovery
Dr. Abby Morris came to the ARS/IAFF Center for Excellence as medical director in December 2016. Her undergraduate education was at Cornell University, but her premedical studies were at Johns Hopkins University. She graduated medical school at Georgetown University and completed her internal medicine internship at Georgetown University Hospital. She completed her psychiatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2007. Since she completed residency, Dr. Morris worked as a Medical director for several nonprofits and at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She has experience leading clinics, Assertive Community Treatment teams, and inpatient units. Dr. Morris serves as the medical director for the Overdose Response Program for Montgomery County, MD and was Volunteer of the Year with the Montgomery County MD Police Department did her work with the SWAT/CIT team. She helps to train the County's Crisis Intervention Team and other law enforcement officers. She has been awarded many local and regional honors for her academics and work in her field and has been on Channel 9 WUSA news several times as an expert on psychiatric issues. Dr. Morris was named a 2010 National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Psychiatric Leader and has been involved with the National Council and other advocacy groups on behalf of her patients for several years. Dr. Morris has served on an advisory group for Bethesda Maryland’s 100,000 Homes Campaign in an efforts to greatly reduce the burden of homelessness. Dr. Morris is the proud mother of two young men.