About Amilcar Morales, M.D.
Dr. Amilcar Morales is a board-certified gastroenterologist with TDDC-Fort Worth Southwest. He performs routine GI procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy in the diagnosis, screening and surveillance of gastrointestinal diseases and cancers. In addition, he also specializes in the management of liver disorders such as autoimmune hepatitis, PBC/PSC, NAFLD and cirrhosis. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR
Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Fellowship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I have always been amazed by the human body and its complexity, especially the gastrointestinal system. During my medical training I was exposed early to the specialty and was always impressed by the ability of gastroenterologist to not only medically treat disorders but also perform lifesaving procedures. The opportunity to develop a connection with a patient and to have different tools to treat them is the reason why I choose this specialty.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I have a special interest in liver disorders such as autoimmune hepatitis, PBC/PSC, Non-alcoholic Fatty liver Disease (NAFLD) and overall management of patients with cirrhosis.
Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English?
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
We enjoy spending time outdoor, visiting museums and movie nights. When I have some free time, I enjoy going for a run, playing golf and work on my classic Ford Mustang.
Awards and Accreditation:
I started my gastroenterology career in the academic setting and one of my biggest honors was to be selected as the Associate Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center. During this time, I was recognized as the Gastroenterology Staff of the year in 2017 and with the You Make a Difference Award for quality of care in 2019. During my training I received the Fellowship to Leadership Award, the John Carpenter Outstanding Research award and the Commander’s award for Primary Care Research Publication.
Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Transplant Hepatology
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases