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Roscoe F. Morton, MD, FACP

His father was a physician in Kansas and his brother practices internal medicine in West Texas.  One niece is a pediatrician-neonatologist and the other a physician’s assistant in San Angelo Texas.


Education

Dr. Morton's undergraduate work was completed in 1972 at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs where he received a B.A. degree in Biology. His M.D. was awarded 1976 with honors by University of Kansas School of Medicine where he was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Morton completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita Campus in 1979 and a fellowship in Medical Oncology in 1981 at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester.


Certification

Dr. Morton is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Practice

Dr. Morton joined Drs. Buroker and Shreck in June 1981 in the newly formed group Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates.


Publications

Dr. Morton has published over 50 research articles and 25 abstracts as an investigator for the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) that is a cancer research outreach program of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Most of his publications focus on colon and rectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and melanoma.


Professional Interests

Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2011-12

Member of the Government Relations Committee at ASCO 2008-2010

Member of the Ethics Committee at ASCO 2003-2006

Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology 2011-to date

Chair of the Executive Committee at the North Central Cancer Treatment Group 1991-1995

Principal Investigator Iowa Oncology Research Association NCI-CCOP 1983-2008

Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee North Central Cancer Treatment Group 1996- to date

Member of the National Cancer Institute’s Task Force on Colon Cancer 2009-2012

Member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee 2006-2010

President Iowa Oncology Society 1992-94; 1998-2000; 2004-06

Fellow of the American College of Physicians 1991


Hobbies and Interests

In the summer and fall Dr. Morton is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys the mountain trout steams in Colorado. He also enjoys hiking in the mountains, and when the snow falls, the passion turns to downhill skiing. Dr. Morton serves on the Board of Trustees at his church. He served as assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 48 and accompanied two groups of scouts to their Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Dr. Morton and his wife have a daughter who is a part-time high school English teacher, Asian Art Museum docent and professional dancer in California, and their son is in information technology in Des Moines.

 

Undergraduate
Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Medical
University of Kansas
Residency
University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita Campus
Fellowship
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester
Certification: 
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Medical Oncology
Honors: 
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
P.Z. Czarlinsky Outstanding Medical Student Award at the University of Kansas
The Dean's Award for Distinguished Service in the Clinical Education of Medical Students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine
American Cancer Society Fellowship Grant