New Faculty

Dr. Kelli King-Morris joins the Department of Medicine

Kelli King-Morris, MD, M.S.C.I.

Dr. King-Morris is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine, a position she has held since 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Cell Science with Honors from the University of Florida in 2002. She received her M.D. from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2006. She then completed her nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 2009, staying on to receive a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation during a research fellowship from 2010 – 2013. As a nephrology fellow, Dr. King-Morris was noted for outstanding clinical skills. She was recruited to the University of Central Florida in 2013. Dr. King-Morris has held a number of leadership and educational roles throughout her tenure at the University of Central Florida. The Department of Medicine’s internal medicine residency program received its first accreditation the year Kelli arrived in 2013, and recruited its first class in 2014. Kelli was Assistant Program Director initially and was subsequently promoted to Associate Program Director in 2015.

She was involved in all aspects of the residency program, which had to be built from the ground up. She developed multiple curricula. She is an active mentor and has facilitated morning report for the last five years. She served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee for Academic Half Day and the Lead for Development of Simulation Curriculum & Procedural Competence. The latter class involved having creating and delivering educational sessions for common internal medicine procedures such as central line placement, thoracentesis, arthrocentesis, and lumbar puncture. An accomplished educator, Dr. King-Morris has made many educational contributions on the local and national levels. She has lead national workshops on many topics including use of electronic communication, professionalism, milestone progression, introduction of scholarly output to residents, and use of humor in medical education.