Adirondack Health welcomes new Emergency Department Medical Director
SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew L. Morgan as its new Emergency Department Medical Director.
Dr. Morgan succeeds Dr. A.J. Dowidowicz, who was recently promoted to Chief Medical Officer for Adirondack Health.
Prior to a career in medicine, Dr. Morgan was an officer with the Portland (Maine) Police Department where he earned several medals, citations and letters of commendation during his ten year career in law enforcement. His path to the medical field began as a Paramedic & Firefighter with the Portland Fire Department. He later earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine, and went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree from University of New England, College of Medicine.
Dr. Morgan is board eligible in Emergency Medicine, and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Most recently he worked for Kingston Hospital in a 30 bed emergency department with 46,000 annual visits, and for Albany Medical Center in a 45 bed emergency department with 70,000 annual visits.
“Having lived in Maine, I’ve grown to appreciate the quality of life in rural communities,” said Dr. Morgan. “But I was also very excited about the prospect of working for Adirondack Health with an exceptional care team, best-in-class resources and a solid reputation for providing high-quality care.”
When he is not working in the emergency department, Dr. Morgan enjoys skiing, wine tasting, reading and pedagogy.
Adirondack Health operates Emergency Departments in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. For more information, click here.
Dr. Matthew L. Morgan