Seger S. Morris, DO, MBA is an osteopathic physician board certified in Internal Medicine who practices primarily in Oxford, MS at Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi. He is experienced in both the inpatient setting as a hospitalist as well as the ambulatory setting as a primary care physician. As a third generation osteopathic physician, Dr. Morris believes in a whole person approach to care integrating the mind, body, and spirit with an emphasis on preventive care. He chose his practice location based on his passion for expanding access to care and improving health in the rural undeserved areas of the Southeastern United States through all efforts to grow the rural physician workforce.
Whether at the bedside, in the boardroom, or in the legislative hall, Seger Morris is a proven leader. His leadership philosophy is based on his core values of structure, flexibility to change that structure when data suggests to do so, and honesty to admit where we stand. His overarching goal is to improve health, and his leadership style to achieve this goal is through innovation; which involves engaging and empowering key stakeholders who work diligently toward the mission.
In 2019, he was recognized as the Mississippi State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation.
Armed with the knowledge from a Master of Business Administration, validated skills as a Certified Physician Executive, and leadership experience across the spectrum of business, healthcare operations, professional associations, and education, Seger Morris achieves exceptional results by leveraging his core strengths: Focus, Analytical, Strategic, Learner, Restorative.
For his work, he has received several awards for excellence in communication, innovation, and vision.
Having benefited from the experiences of others across all areas of his educational and career paths, Dr. Morris is honored to share his perspective with his peers and future generations alike. Whether the topic is business, advocacy, health policy or a litany of subjects in between, Dr. Morris is driven to share his expertise in hopes of positively impacting the trajectory of others in healthcare and beyond.
He currently serves as Division Chief of Mississippi Internal Medicine Programs and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital -- North Mississippi, as well as Regional Assistant Dean for William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Seger Morris strives to lead by example in both financial contribution and service as a philanthropist. He is the Founding President of the Magnolia GME Alumni Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Osteopathic Foundation. Financial contributions to MGMEAA support efforts to grow the physician workforce in rural North Mississippi, and contributions to the AOF benefit a host of initiatives to benefit the osteopathic profession and some of the underserved communities and individuals. A portion of the proceeds from this website are donated to these organizations on a rolling basis.
In order to improve health at its most basic level, it’s vital that we understand and engage the regulatory stakeholders who create the systems within which we all must function. Regulatory policies are designed to influence behavior, and our collective health is an outcome of good and bad policies. It is for this reason that Dr. Morris is deeply involved in advocacy efforts surrounding both politics and health policy, leveraging knowledge he gained while completing the TIPS Health Policy Fellowship and his experience across an array of state and national advocacy settings. Learn more about his advocacy efforts on federal and state levels here.