Dr. Marshall Morgan, chief of emergency medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was installed June 20 as the 142nd president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. He will represent the association’s 6,500 member physicians from every specialty and practice.
A member of the organization for 27 years, Morgan will lead the association during one of health care’s most critical and challenging times. Health care reform, medical injury compensation law, scope of practice issues and firearm injury prevention are areas that Morgan plans to focus on.
At UCLA, in addition to overseeing academic and clinical programs in emergency medicine, Morgan serves as a member of the medical staff executive committee, the subcommittee on trauma patient care and the ethics committee. In 2007 he received UCLA’s prestigious Sherman M. Mellinkoff Award for teaching. 
Morgan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.