Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland, College Park, BA, Health Policy & Medical Ethics & Certificate in Latin American Studies, 2006
George Washington University, MD, 2010
Georgetown University Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency & Chief Residency, 2014
Georgetown University Hospital, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, 2016
Johns Hopkins University, Postdoctoral Study – Transplant/Oncology Infectious Diseases, 2017
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.
Infection in solid organ transplant recipients, outcomes of infection in immunocompromised patients
Morales MK, Harris C, Shoham S. Graded isavuconazole introduction in a patient with voriconazole allergy. Transpl Infect Dis Off J Transplant Soc. August 2017. doi:10.1111/tid.12772.
Raybould JE, Raybould AL, Morales MK, et al. Bartonella Endocarditis and Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infect Dis Clin Pract Baltim Md. 2016;24(5):254-260. doi:10.1097/IPC.0000000000000384.
Kadri SS, Rhee C, Strich JR, et al. Estimating Ten-Year Trends in Septic Shock Incidence and Mortality in United States Academic Medical Centers Using Clinical Data. Chest. July 2016. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.07.010.
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
Infectious Diseases Society of America
American Society of Transplantation
American College of Physicians
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society