The Division of Nephrology welcomes Kelli King-Morris, MD, who joined our faculty as Associate Professor of Medicine on July 26, 2021.
Dr. King-Morris earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. She then completed a clinical and research fellowship in nephrology at Vanderbilt, during which time she earned a master’s degree in clinical investigation.
Recruited to the University of Central Florida in 2013, King-Morris most recently served as the Associate Program Director for their Internal Medicine Residency Program. She was instrumental in helping build the residency program, which recruited its first class in 2014. In addition to seeing patients at the Orlando Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, she became an accomplished educator and mentor during her time at UCF.
King-Morris has authored articles focusing on medical education and has presented at national workshops in these areas. She has a passion for clinical education and incorporates the use of humor in medicine both at the bedside and in the classroom, which was featured in a book entitled Teach Medicine with a Sense of Humor, published in 2021.
Her interests in clinical research include pregnancy related kidney diseases, an area in which she hopes to further hone her skills and build an interdisciplinary approach to this unique patient population.
Off-time activities include spending time with her three children, Parker (9), Reid (8), and Camille (4) and chasing the dogs (and the ferret!) around the yard. While King-Morris is a former junior Olympian in gymnastics, she admits that those days are “long behind her,” and now focuses on home life and engaging in recreational sports with her children. As a new resident to the Kirkwood area, she spends her time exploring the city and looks forward to getting established in the St. Louis community.