OKLAHOMA CITY – As a radiation oncologist at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Dr. Astrid Morrison believes her job involves not only treating patients, but educating them on the benefits and side effects of that treatment.
“I chose to pursue medicine as my career so I could apply my skills in math and science to help people on a daily basis,” said Morrison. “I try to develop a close relationship with all of my patients. I meet with them weekly during their treatments and I continue to follow their progress after their radiation is complete.”
Morrison said Mercy is the best hospital she’s worked at during her 18-year medical career. Her goal is help grow the cancer program at Mercy and continue to offer the highest quality radiation treatment to patients.
Morrison received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, and her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. She completed her internship in internal medicine from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and her residency in radiation oncology from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Missouri.
She is an avid sports fan of the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Thunder. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and her new hobby, golf.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and two orthopedic hospitals, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.