Michael T. Morris II, MD is a cardiologist and the founder and president of Atlanta Vanguard Medical Associates, P.C.. Dr. Morris attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in 1996 with a double-major in Chemistry and Psychology. He then attended Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where he received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in 2001.
After medical school, Dr. Morris completed his Internal Medicine training at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in 2004. While at Mount Auburn Hospital, he also held the faculty title Clinical Fellow of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He then went on to complete subspecialty training in Cardiovascular Disease at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (SUNY – Downstate Medical Center) in Brooklyn, NY, where he also held the faculty title of Clinical Assistant Instructor. Following completion of his cardiology fellowship training in 2007, Dr. Morris entered an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, a teaching hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY where he obtained Level III training in both Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. This is the highest level of training available in these modalities and is intended for cardiologists that will hold Director level positions in cardiac imaging laboratories.
Dr. Morris began caring for patients in the Atlanta area in 2008 after joining the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He served as an attending cardiologist at the Emory Heart & Vascular Center in Smyrna, as well as Emory University Hospital – Midtown, Emory Adventist Hospital in Smyrna, GA, and Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica, GA. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Morris served as the Medical Director of both the Echocardiography Laboratory and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Emory Adventist Hospital. Dr. Morris is a member of the American College of Cardiologists, American Society of Echocardiography, and Association of Black Cardiologists.
Dr. Morris is an avid music lover and enjoys listening to various types of music. He plays the drums and percussion instruments, having done this since junior high school. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including two young boys – Michael III and Xavier. He loves to travel and has a strong passion for performance cars.