​800 Stanton L. Young Blvd
​​Suite 9000
​Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 271-8001 (office)
(405) 271-​3919 (fax)

Katherine T. Morris, M.D

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor

Clinical Focus:
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncologic Surgery

Clinical Interests:
Pancreatic Cancer
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Biliary Cancer

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Residency: Oregon Health and Science University General Surgery with 2 year Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship
Medical Education: Oregon Health and Science University, MD

Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery 2004, recertified 2013

Research Interests:
Tumor Immune Microenvironment Colorectal Cancer
Mechanisms and Predictors of Metastasis Colorectal Cancer
Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer Progression and response to therapy

Recent Publications:

1.       Morris KT, Khan H, Ahmad A, Weston L, Nofchissey R, Pinchuk I, Beswick E. "G-CSF and G-CSFR are highly expressed in human gastric and colon cancers and promote carcinoma cell proliferation and migration." British Journal of Cancer, March 2014; 110(5):1211-20.

2.         Morris KT, Nofchissey RA, Pinchuk IV, Beswick EJ. "Chronic Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Exposure Induces Mesenchymal Epithelial Transition and Promotes Gastric and Colon Cancers." PLoS One, June 2014; 9(6):e98656

3.         Morris KT, Castillo EF, Ray AL, Weston LL, Nofchissey RA, Hanson JA, Samedi VG, Pinchuk IV, Hudson LG, Beswick EJ. "Anti-G-CSF treatment induces protective tumor immunity in mouse colon cancer by promoting NK cell, macrophage and T cell responses." Oncotarget, June 2015; 6(26):22338-47

4.           Ray AL, Castillo EF, Morris KT, Nofchissey RA, Weston LL, Samedi VG, Hanson JA, Gaestel M, Pinchuk IV, Beswick EJ. "Blockade of MK2 is protective in inflammation-associated colorectal cancer development." International Journal of Cancer, August 3, 2015. doi:10.1002/ijc.29716.

5.            Alkhalili E, Greenbaum AA, Luo L, Rodriguez R, Munoz OE, O’Neill J, Nir I, Morris KT. “Racial disparities in treatment and survival of hepatocellular carcinoma in Native Americans and Hispanics.” American Journal of Surgery, 2016, September 30. doi 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.09.033.