Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, TJUH/JMH
Director of Education and SI-Design Track, Health Design Lab, SKMC
Morgan Hutchinson, MD is the Assistant Medical Director of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Emergency Department, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Education for the Jefferson Health Design Lab where she leads the first curricular design thinking program in a US medical school.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Morgan’s work increased access to testing and ensured the safety of frontline healthcare workers and patients. She expanded clinical spaces to boost surge capacity; 3D-printed >30,000 nasopharyngeal swabs for Covid testing; repaired powered air purifying respirators; and partnered with the City of Philadelphia to create Jefferson’s vulnerable community mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccine programs.
Morgan works at the intersection of human centered design, medical education and healthcare delivery. She is highlighted in a 2020 New York Times opinion documentary, winner of Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Healthcare and 2022 Pennsylvania Medical Society Top 40 physicians under 40, a speaker for the 2021 National Committee for Quality Assurance annual Quality Talk’s series, and co-creator and moderator of the Cooper Hewitt webinar series “Designing on the Front Lines”. Morgan is on a mission to improve healthcare by training doctors to think like designers, focus on health equity and rethink healthcare services.