- Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
- Residency, Garden City Hospital
- Medical Degree, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of the Health Sciences
It is a rewarding experience to see my patients get back to doing things they never thought they'd be able to do again.
Dr. Morse has been with Florida Orthopaedic Institute since 1999. He received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Southern California in 1988. He then graduated in the top 10 percent of his medical school class from the Western University of Health Sciences in California. He completed his Internship through Ohio University, and his Orthopedic Surgical Residency through Michigan State University. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship here at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Morse is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, where he since acts as a clinical examiner for young surgeons seeking board certification.
Dr. Morse is active in training medical students, interns, residents, and fellows interested in orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Morse was previously a Clinical Assistant Professor through Michigan State University. He lectures locally and nationally and teaches at surgical skills labs in advanced arthroscopic techniques.
Dr. Morse has served as team physician for the University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, the University of Tampa, and local area high schools. He has served as team physician on the professional level as well with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Storm. Dr. Morse has provided medical coverage for the Outback Bowl for five years, and he also provided coverage for the state baseball finals, the Hillsborough County east vs. west High School Football All-Star games, and the Sunshine State games.
I have seen MANY doctors in Tampa for a hip problem (I have even been willing to travel if necessary). Too many times I was turned away with a prescription and of course, my copay; which can add up fast! I got so tired of being turned down that I was beginning to accept my destiny of living with chronic pain, but decided to give Dr. Morse a try. He was honestly the last doctor I would see. When I first met him, he was genuinely interested in helping me. He DID NOT offer me a prescription for pain. Instead, he gave me a prescription to start various exams and physical therapy. He went through various exams to rule out and discover the direct cause for my chronic hip pain. He finally figured out the exact problem, specifically explained it to me, and offered different options. He was honest, patient, specific, confidential, and above all, extremely knowledgeable. In addition, he has a great personality, professional, good sense of humor and has a great passion for making people feel and function better. Words cannot express the immense gratitude my family and I have for Dr. Morse. Thanks for everything my doctor, Dr. Morse.
A great sport medicine doctor and an orthopedic surgeon!
In March of 2015 I was referred here by my previous orthopedic surgeon since he was at a loss at how to treat me, aside from physical therapy. At just 20 years old I had just found out that the sever knee pain and issues I had been having since I was 14 were due to birth defects and deformities. FOI scheduled me with Dr. Morse and things have been getting better ever since. I expressed my desire to continue with the physical therapy I was doing and that I wanted to try everything possible before I considered surgery. Dr. Morse and his PA Dr. Hines were completely understanding and agreed with me that a non-surgical approach was a good plan. Unfortunately I still ended up needing surgery after finding the same birth defect in my other knee. Through the entire process of scheduling surgery and an insurance change a wee prior to surgery, every single person on his staff has shown that they care. I have never had a doctor that actually cares as much as Dr. Morse does. I have had to call him multiple times during on-call hours and never expected him to personally call me each time, let alone express as much concern in his voice about me when I was at a loss on how to feel better. So far I am 8 weeks post-op from my first surgery with Dr. Morse and the work is absolutely incredible. I’ll be having surgery on my other leg in the beginning of 2016 with him and although surgery is terrifying, Dr. Morse and his staff truly care about you and want to see you live up to your full potential. While the reasons why I had to come to FOI aren’t the best, I am truly so grateful to have found this Institute and a staff that is not only incredibly knowledgeable, but talented, funny and caring.
In my eyes, Dr.Morse is a god send and his assistant, Katie, is the best. She helped me with forms and understanding what was going to happen. I’m happy and almost pain free from the surgery! Dr. Morse truly cares and his office is the greatest. I would recommend anyone to go to Florida Orthopeadic Institute. I’m back to my life, thank you for Dr. Morse and Katie!