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Stephanie M. Morris, MD

Medical Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Mailing AddressDivision of Child Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8111
St. Louis, MO 63110
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  • BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology,: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, (2007)
  • MD,: University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, (2011)
  • Residency in Pediatrics,: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, (2013)
  • Residency in Child Neurology,: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, (2016)


Magna Cum Laude graduate, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2007

Outstanding Student in a Third Year Clerkship – Pediatrics & Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, 2010 – 2011

Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2015

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Neurology, Neurofibromatosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder


In Press: Anastasaki C, Morris SM, Gao F, Gutmann DH. Children with 5’-end NF1 gene mutations are more likely to harbor glioma. Neurology.

In Press: Vogel AC, Gutmann DH, Morris SM. Neurodevelopmental disorders in children with neurofibromatosis Type 1. Dev Med Child Neurol.

Mahdi J, Shah AC, Sato A, Morris SM, et al. A multi-institutional study of brainstem gliomas in children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Neurology. 2017; 88:1584-1589.

Kim YM, Orvedahl A, Morris SM. A 12-year old girl with encephalopathy and acute flaccid paralysis: A neuropathological correlation and cohort review. Pediatr Neurol. 2017; 66:5-11.

Morris, SM, Acosta MR, Garg S, Green J, Huson S, Legius E, North KN, Payne JM, Plasschaert E, Frazier TW, Weiss LA, Zhang Y, Gutmann DH, Constantino JN, Disease burden and symptom structure of autism in neurofibromatosis type 1: A study of the international NF1-ASD consortium team (INFACT). JAMA Psychiatry. 2016; 73(12):1276-1284.

Morris SM, Monroe CL, Gutmann DH. Macrocephaly is not a predictor of optic pathway glioma development or treatment in Neurofibromatosis Type 1. J Child Neurol. 2016; 31(14): 1540-1545.


Morris SM, Kim YM, Waubant E, Van Haren K, Mar S. Poliomyelitis-Like Syndome. In: Waubant E, Lotze T, eds. Demyelinating Diseases and their Mimics: Case Studies. Springer Science and Business Media New York 2016.


Morris SM, Munoz R, Von Hoff D (2012). Identification of Novel Therapeutic Compounds for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Using High-Throughput Screening. Poster presented at: Translational Genomics Research Institute Summer Intern Poster Symposium; Phoenix, AZ.

Morris SM, Prengler R, White A, Bayliss S, Mar S. (2015). Neurologic Findings and Serial Neuroimaging in Patients with Linear Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre (ECDS) and Parry Romberg Syndrome (PRS). Poster presented at: Child Neurology Society Meeting; National Harbor, MD.