Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

92 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

Stephen E. Morris, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

92 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-3050
University Hospital
Burn Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Morris is the Medical Director of the University of Utah Burn Center and immediate past director of the Trauma Center for over 15 years during which time he guided the center to become the first Level One Trauma Center in the intermountain West and was appointed president of the Utah State Committee on Trauma and the chair of the Utah State Trauma System Advisory Committee.

He has been a staff surgeon at University of Utah Health Care since 1989 after completing his fellowship in Burns at the Shriners Burns Institute and University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas following his general surgery residency and medical school training at the University of Utah.

He was Medical Director of the tissue center for over 14 years and active in the development of the electronic medical record where he was the surgical physician champion for computerized provider order entry that was implemented in 2010 after over 5 years of development.

Present areas of focus include acute and reconstructive burn care and complex wound management, as well as trauma, emergency and elective general surgery.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 01, 2016

great place for a place you have to go to

April 19, 2016


April 05, 2016

When I first started going to the burn clinic I was a little nervous only because I was used to going to the rehab clinic to have my wounds cared for which I could not go there because they were full and not taking new patients. But after my first visit I was very comfortable with them and they turned out to be just as awesome as the Kevin, Jule's and the others at the rehab clinic.

March 20, 2016

I want to express my appreciation for the time that Mr. Moss spent with me following my consultation with the surgeon. It helped me understand the process I experienced during my stay in the hospital.

March 17, 2016

Somehow, no one explained to me that the donor site would remain bright red for a long time(?). I probably lost some sleep worrying over that...

February 29, 2016

I have already referred others to this clinic should the need ever arise.

February 27, 2016

It was good.

January 18, 2016


January 17, 2016

We have had only the most amazing care from all care providers.

December 16, 2015


November 27, 2015

We will always have the best praise. This was the first visit to the outpatient clinic and it is as amazing as the inpatient service.

November 17, 2015

CNA was very pleasant and did the majority of the work. The Doctor popped in for a minute with an intern in tow. Looked at the hand and kept moving.

November 16, 2015


November 14, 2015

The entire office was friendly, concerned about my son. They go above and beyond!

November 10, 2015

Great staff. I had 6 different people come in and talk with me about everything from treatment to physical therapy to holistic alternatives that they could not officially endorse.

October 06, 2015

I could not have had a better experience.

October 02, 2015

I will recommend any patients to this care provider based on my experience.

May 11, 2015

I was treated so well!! I had a great experience!!

May 08, 2015

All of our experience have been great. I'd hope I wouldn't have to recommend anyone for the burn ICU but if I had too I would. We had great care and after has been great too.

January 14, 2015

The PA & Physical Therapist were great with my son.

April 19, 2014

Dr. Morris does a good job, that's why he makes the big bucks . I have faith in his abilities. He also prescribed pain management at the U, in addition to what I've already gone through. The workman comp nurse thought it would be redundant, but Dr. Morris said we should explore all the possibilities so that I might lead a more pain free life . I felt like he was concerned about my condition.

January 03, 2014

Care provider helped me feel confident.

November 18, 2013


August 20, 2013


August 07, 2013

All the staff perform at an excellent and professional manner. Able to explain procedures and healing in a manner that is appropriate for all age groups

July 29, 2013

Whenever I talk to people about my sons burn I tell them if they are ever burned or their child not to take their child to Primaries or go anywhere else that they need to go to The U b/c that is where the experts are and that is where they will recieve all the correct information.

March 18, 2013

UOFU hospital experience consistent and comforting

February 26, 2013

Just all good!

January 02, 2013

I hope I never have to recommed this service, but the burn unit staff is excellent.

December 31, 2012

During the 2 1/2 years have been coming to the Burn center, everyone has been kind. I would universally say everyone was wonderful.

December 29, 2012

Dr. Morris is the very best. He really cares. I would highly recommend him and the burn clinic

December 25, 2012

They gave me enough gauze and wound care supplies while I was recovering for 2 weeks out if state. Great and courteous service

December 05, 2012

Once again, excellent care and public service

October 10, 2012

I thought the meeting would be more thorough, but we were told if we had any questions, to call.

October 05, 2012

Very helpful.

September 14, 2012

all and all the best medical care ive ever recieved

February 16, 2012

My mom the patient,was treated by Dr. Morris about 9 years ago. He and the staff at the burn unit saved her life.the care she received there was AMAZING! This last appt was a follow up/consult. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Burns
  • Wounds and Injuries

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6255 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Stephen Morris is the Director of the University of Utah Burn Center and is a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery. He joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1989 after completing a two-year fellowship at the Shriners Burns Institute and University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his surgical residency and received his MD at the University of Utah.

Teaching activity has ranged from national courses in burn pain management and the psychosocial impact of burns to burn wound management. He is regional faculty for Advanced Trauma Life Support and instructs courses in Advanced Burn Life Support. Other teaching and mentoring involves medical students and housestaff.

He has contributed to 60 peer-reviewed publications in both basic and clinical research in areas such as smoke inhalation injury, gut circulation in burns, clinical burn and trauma outcomes.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Shriners Burns Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah


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