As a practicing physician with Lee Health for more than 20 years, Cherrie Morris, M.D., M.S., has been appointed as the new chief physician and operations executive for Cape Coral Hospital.

Morris has been a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist with Lee Health since 1998 and has served as system medical director for obstetrical services since 2019 and as lead physician for Lee Physician Group obstetrics and gynecology since 2014.

She has extensive experience with medical staff leadership and governance through the HealthPark Medical Center Medical Executive Committee, the Lee Health Credentialing/Privileging Committee, the Women’s Services Operational Council and the Lee Physician Group Governance Committee and Quality & Peer Review Committee.

Morris earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and her master of science in nutritional biochemistry from Rutgers University. She completed her residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa.