Michael Morse, MD, MPA
Michael Morse, MD, MPA is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, and mild depression. He understands that while people with ADHD often benefit from medication management, a broader approach that incorporates patients’ values, aspirations, and strengths is essential. He believes that psychotherapy is a central component of treatment and encourages his patients to pursue this treatment when appropriate.
Dr. Morse engages collaboratively with patients and families to repair negative effects that ADHD can have on parent-child and marital/partner dynamics: strengthening relationships is a central focus of the treatment. He also has an interest in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and families. His work is guided by feminist and anti-racist values.
In addition to direct clinical care, Dr. Morse leads efforts domestically and internationally to improve healthcare quality. He previously served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit which advances medical education in the Middle East, on the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Children, Adolescents, and Families, and as a consultant to the World Health Organization. Currently, he consults on medical education and healthcare system performance improvement initiatives in the Middle East and West Africa.
He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Education and Training:
Dr. Morse received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Swarthmore College, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He completed his psychiatry residency at George Washington University and a fellowship in childhood and adolescent psychiatry at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC.
Areas of Interest Include:
> ADHD & Executive Functioning Disorders in children and adolescents
> Parents with ADHD
> Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
> Learning Differences
> Sleep problems
> Care for LGBTQIA
Dr. Morse is Board Certified in both Child and Adult Psychiatry and is Licensed to practice in the State of Maryland.