Morgan Clarkson, MD
Morgan grew up in a military family, born at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and moved several times between Washington and Texas before her parents retired to the prison town of Leavenworth, KS. She spent many years honing her trumpet chops, playing at every band and venue available in town. Then she blind-sided everyone with the biggest plot twist ever by pursuing a career in medicine just like her parents. She was blessed with acceptance to the 6-year combined undergraduate/MD program at UMKC.
In college/medical school, Morgan continued to play trumpet in a community jazz band for several years and volunteered as a domestic violence victim advocate in the local hospitals, an assistant social skills teacher for children with ADD/ADHD and ASD, helping at Sojourner’s weekly medical student run free health clinic. She also pursued research in the pediatric and OB/GYN departments. Somehow halfway through in her “spare time" she discovered the love of her life, a computer whiz/mountain man from Oregon and married him in her final year of medical school.
Now Morgan and her husband love venturing out to the local parks to hike, camp, swim, kayak, and target practice archery. They also love playing computer games, and spending time with friends and family over a good meal, movie, or board game. You can always count on them to jump in and try any sport. Morgan also loves teaching Pop Pilates locally, which she discovered early on in college.
Morgan chose the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency for the strong full spectrum training, supportive residents and staff, and the opportunity to brave the adventures of the North. Appleton's constant welcome, dedication to community health and nature preservation, and the variety of professional and personal opportunities immediately made her feel at home. She has a strong interest in learning full spectrum family medicine and getting involved in community health.
Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City-Kansas City, MO