I am an adolescent medicine specialist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. My special interests include eating disorders in adolescents and adolescent reproductive health including menstrual issues and contraceptive management.
I was inspired to become a doctor due to my love of science and my fascination with how the human body works. During medical school, I found myself more energized by encounters with pediatric patients. Nothing beats the moment when a child feels better, and you see their smile and energy return while witnessing the relief and joy of their family. These are the moments that fuel me as a doctor.
I love serving the diverse population in South Florida and providing evidence-based, culturally competent, patient-centered care. I particularly enjoy speaking to my teen patients and their families and being an advocate for their physical and mental health at such a critical stage of their development. I strive to make sure every teenager feels understood, heard and valued, and that their parent or caregiver can connect with them even more deeply after gaining more knowledge about the particular condition that is being addressed. I also enjoy educating families on various issues they present to empower them to make the best decisions for their child/teen.
In addition to patient care, I often write, present, speak and teach about various topics regarding adolescent medicine, especially feeding and eating disorders and reproductive health.
University Of The West Indies, 2005
University Of The West Indies, 2006
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Pediatric Residency, 2020, Pediatrics
University Of The West Indies, 2011, Pediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children\University of Toronto - Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, 2014, Adolescent Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, 2021, Adolescent Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics
Awards, Achievements, and More
Please view Dr. Renee Morgan’s publications on PubMed.
- International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
- North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
- Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Caribbean Association of Adolescent Health
- International Association for Adolescent Health
- Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine
- Florida Chapter of the AAP – Medical Complications of Feeding and Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. September 1-3, 2023
- Pediatric Association of Jamaica’s International Biennial Conference: Pediatrics from Cradle to College. Controversial Issues in Adolescent Care. March 24-26, 2023.
- University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. “Medical Complications in Children and Adolescents with Feeding and Eating Disorders”, October 2022.
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. “Acute Onset of Severe Anemia in a 9-year-old female”, January 2020.
- 2nd Caribbean Congress on Adolescent Youth and Health. Kingston, Jamaica. The 21st Century Teen: Understanding Adolescent Brain Development and Risk-Taking Behaviors in a Virtually Connected World. August 6, 2020.
- 10th Annual National Adolescent Health Workshop. The Ministry of Health and Wellness, Jamaica. Teens and the Media. August 6, 2020.
- Fellowship Panel, Pediatric Residency Training Program- Panelist. University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. August 2020.
- Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology Review Day. Eating Disorders: Medical Complications & Treatment. Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Gynecology and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. January 2014.
- The Association of General Practitioners of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica. Adolescent Health Screening. January 2012.
- The Association of General Practitioners of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica. Communicating with Adolescents. January 2012.
- Third Annual Nephrology Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, January 2011.
- Morgan R. Etiology and Antibiotic Resistance of Uropathogens in Jamaican Children. Twentieth Annual Research Conference and Workshop on Breath of Change: Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, November 2011.
- Morgan R. Etiology and Antibiotic Resistance of Uropathogens in Jamaican Children. National Adolescent Health Workshop, St. Ann, Jamaica, November 2011. Morgan R. Communicating with Adolescents.
- Attending of the Month, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, February 2023
- Co-recipient of the 2022 Academy of Medical Education Annual Seed Grant through the Office of GME and Faculty Affairs and Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Resident of the Month, University of Illinois at Chicago Pediatric Residency Program, 2018
- Edie Moore Travel Scholarship - University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2013
- Best Oral Presentation in Microbiology, Awarded to clinical researchers -20th Annual Research Conference and Workshop, University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 2011