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Assistant Professor of Medicine

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410-706-1372

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Education and Training

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Dr. Morales, a native Marylander, is an attending physician in Infectious Diseases, specializing in the care of transplant and oncology patients.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Health Policy and Medical Ethics as well as a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park where she also was a Banneker/Key Scholar and began a still ongoing volunteer position with local fire and emergency medical services.  She earned her medical degree with a track focus in health policy from the George Washington University School of Medicine.  She completed internal medicine training and a Chief Residency at Georgetown University Hospital, during which time she was a founding charter member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter there.  She went on to complete her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Georgetown as well.  Dr. Morales served as Chief Fellow in her final year and was honored with the HOPE Award in recognition of excellence and compassion in providing care to patients in Infectious Diseases and inducted into the AOA Honor Society.  She completed postdoctoral studies in Transplant & Oncology Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University where she researched the effect of CMV infection on outcomes in bone marrow transplant recipients before joining the faculty at University of Maryland.

Dr. Morales’s research interests include infections in immunocompromised patients – particularly solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients, antimicrobial resistance, and medical education.  She is active in the clinical care of patients both pre- and post-transplant in the hospital and outpatient clinic.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Infection in solid organ transplant recipients, outcomes of infection in immunocompromised patients

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Awards and Affiliations

  • 2013     C. Darcy Blair, M.D. Memorial Award, Georgetown University Hospital: For excellence in the practice of medicine, passion for the art of medicine, and commitment to the community

  • 2016     HOPE Award, Georgetown University Hospital Infectious Diseases: In recognition of excellence and compassion in providing care to patients in Infectious Diseases

  • 2016     Pamela Cresson Tucker Scholarship Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital Transplant ID: To promote the scholarship of fellows engaged in research on the infectious complications of the immunocompromised host

Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

  • American Society of Transplantation

  • American College of Physicians

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

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