Elizabeth D. Morris, MSW, LCSW

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Elizabeth D. Morris, MSW, LCSW, is a Social Worker with the Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment and the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Areas of Expertise: Palliative Care, End of life issues, Chronic illness, Caregiver support, Ethics, Distributional justice in solid organ transplant and mechanical circulatory support
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals (800-IN UTERO): 800-468-8376


Elizabeth “Liz” Deborah Morris, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) and the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), caring for families facing a serious birth defect.

Prior to coming to CHOP, Liz spent the majority of her career working in chronic illness and solid organ transplant, performing psychosocial assessment of patients who required cardiac, kidney, kidney pancreas and liver transplantation. She worked closely with patients and families as they navigated the donor list, pre-transplant care, post-transplant follow up, medication regimens and ultimately work re-entry.

Liz’s interests lie in helping families accommodate for unexpected and life altering health conditions that require family reorganization. Whether assisting with work life balance or empowering families to proceed with palliative care, the goal for each and every interaction is to aid families through any process which they encounter. With experience in healthcare support and health insurance advocacy, Liz takes a biopsychosocial approach to care planning for the families with whom she works. 

Liz joined the CFDT and SDU teams in the fall of 2016. She completed her undergraduate degree in family and community services at Syracuse University. She went on to obtain her master's in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2002. She recently completed a certificate course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. 

Education and Training

Board Certification

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Family and Community Services - Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Graduate Degree

MSW - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Social Worker

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Quality of life indicators, ethics caregiver support




Teefey CP, Hertzog J, Morris ED, Moldenhauer JS, Cole JCM. The impact of our images: psychological implications in expectant parents after a prenatal diagnosis. Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Dec;50(13):2028-2033. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04765-3. Epub 2020 Nov 30. PMID: 33252767.


Morris, Rohinton, Shore, Elizabeth.  Patient’s Desire for Termination of VAD Therapy Should be Challenged.   Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Volume 27 No. 5 (October), 2013: pp 1048-1050.  




Morris E.D. (2019) Psychosocial Considerations of Heart Transplant: Keeping Apace with the Revolution in Cardiac Care. In: Bogar L., Mountis M. (eds) Contemporary Heart Transplantation. Organ and Tissue Transplantation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33280-2_5-1.

Awards and Honors

1992, Rosa Wessel Award for Outstanding MSW student. University of Pennsylvania

Leadership and Memberships

Gateway Family Practices Patient Advisory Board, member