Chairman emeritus since 2009 and trustee since 1985, Morris is the alumni professor emeritus of clinical medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is chairman of the New York Academy of Medicine and of the Institute on Medicine as a Profession. A board member of the Gladys Brooks Foundation, and the Clark Foundation, Morris is also chair of the Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York. He has held numerous positions at Columbia University over 50 years, including the vice president for health sciences, vice dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, interim chair of the Department of Medicine and interim dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was also the president/CEO of the Presbyterian Hospital. Morris is a graduate of Notre Dame University (BS ’54) and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD ’58).