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Morrey, Bernard F., MD

Bernard F. Morrey, MD
Clinical Professor, Shoulder & Elbow
Total Joint Arthroplasty

Bernard F. Morrey, M.D., is the emeritus chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic.  He holds the academic rank of Professor of Orthopedics at both Mayo and at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and is the John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo.

He has served in a number of extramural professional capacities, including Past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Past President of the American Orthopaedic Association, and Past President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  He has been the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and also for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He served for 8 years on the Board of Governors of Mayo Clinic where he was primarily responsible for  monitoring and improving the cost effectiveness and  quality  of the Mayo practice.  

He is a member of numerous   specialty orthopedic organizations, including the Orthopedic Research Society, Hip Society, Knee Society and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.    Dr. Morrey  is a Fulbright Scholar and a former member and consultant to the Food and Drug Administration Orthopedic Device Panel and to the National Football League.  He has been recognized on numerous occasions for his contributions to the research arena – both clinically and administratively,  nationally and abroad. . Additional academic interests include NIH supported  basic research investigations  involving joint kinematics and more recently he has investigated the genetic basis od host variation as it applies to the musculoskeletial syatem  He holds seven  patents for orthopedic devices, and he has authored 12 major textbooks under four different titles.  These works  have been translated into five  languages,    Dr. Morrey has regularly served as an external reviewer and visiting professor of orthopedic training programs in the United States and internationally.  He has   authored over  375 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Morrey’s major area of orthopedic interest is adult reconstructive surgery with particular emphasis on the hip, knee and elbow.  He is the personal orthopedic surgeon to the senior President and Mrs. Bush.  He has been named a distinguished alumnus from both the Mayo Clinic and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.  

Dr. Morrey was reared  in  Ft. Worth, Texas  and, after working at NASA as an aerospace engineer for two years in Houston, he attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch . He completed an internship and residency at Mayo Clinic Rochester during which time he also  received a master’s degree in biomechanics from the University of Minnesota.  After two years of service in the Air Force, he joined the staff at Mayo in 1978.  His wife, Carla, an RN,  and he have four children, Michael, Matthew, Mark and Margaret (Maggie) who are  all involved in the medical profession ,  They  have 12 grandchildren.