Michael Morelli, M.D.



8051 S Emerson Ave #200

Indianapolis, IN 46237

Closed. Opens Mon at 7:45AM

Quick Facts

  • Colon Cancer Screenings
  • IBD, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Acid Reflux/Heartburn and Advanced Endoscopy
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted

IGH - Indianapolis, IN

Gastroenterology in Indianapolis, IN

IGH - Indianapolis, IN

8051 S Emerson Ave


Indianapolis, IN 46237

Closed. Opens Mon at 7:45AM

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About Michael Morelli, M.D.

Cincinnati, Ohio native, Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG is the President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology and co-founder and prior Medical Director of the St. Francis Colorectal Cancer Center of Excellence.

Central to his practice is his dedication to evidence-based treatments for gastroenterological diseases, establishment of outcome measures for ambulatory endoscopic procedures, and development of quality standards for ambulatory endoscopy centers and the clinical practice of GI medicine. He has a number of published articles and a book chapter to his credit. As a past member and chair of the American College of Gastroenterology’s Practice Management Committee, he has and continues to be dedicated to helping his fellow members manage their practices. In 2012 and 2013 he co-chaired the Practice Management Course at the ACG’s annual meeting. Dr. Morelli served on the GIQuIC (GI Quality Improvement Consortium) Endoscopy Unit Quality Metrics Task Force participating in the formation of measurable quality standards for ambulatory endoscopy centers. Later in 2013 Dr. Morelli served on the Yale-CORE Technical Expert Panel assisting in the development of outcome measures for ambulatory endoscopy procedures. For his active interest in and dedication to quality in GI practice, he was invited to be a board member of GIQuIC and is currently serving in that role.

For his work in clinical practice, research, service to the college, and GIQuIC, in 2012 Dr. Morelli was named Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Indianapolis Monthly Magazine and Castle Connolly have recognized Dr. Morelli on their annual listing of the area’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Morelli maintains an active clinical practice with special interests in pancreato-biliary disorders, Clostridium difficile diarrhea, and colorectal cancers. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. Then, he attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He competed his Internal Medicine residency and Chief Residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine/North Carolina Baptist Hospital and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Morelli is an avid reader who enjoys sports, exercise, and travel. He is an active parishioner at St. Jude Parish in Indianapolis and currently serves on the board of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) in Indianapolis. Dr. Morelli enjoys coaching his children in sports and spending time with them and his wife. He is an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and Cincinnati Reds baseball.

Education & Training

  • University of Notre Dame in 1993
  • Medical Degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1997
  • Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in 2000
  • Chief Resident Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University in 2001
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Cincinnati in 2004

Awards and Accreditation:

  • Fellow
    American College of Gastroenterology 2012
  • Top Doctors
    2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


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Got right in! Fantastic experience all around! Dr showed great interest in my Moms pain and seem to understand her age and where she could mentally. We don’t get that often. Thank you!

S.R. Google

Dr. Morelli was patient. He didn't hurry through my appointment. He made eye contact for most of the appointment. He answered my questions. He showed empathy to my concerns. He was personable.

K.T. Google

Very good visit,

J.W. Google

Dr. Morelli is extremely compassionate and knowledgeable. I always feel like he hears me.

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