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Dr. Elizabeth Morrison-Banks

Health Sciences Clinical Professor - Neurology

Dr. Elizabeth Morrison-Banks

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Education and Training

  • Residency, Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
  • Residency & Chief Residency, Family Medicine, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, California
  • Internship, Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
  • M.S. Ed., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • M.D., Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
  • B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
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Dr. Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, M.D., M.S.Ed., is a health sciences clinical professor of the UCR School of Medicine.

Morrison-Banks completed medical school at Brown University in Providence,  Rhode Island, then completed her internship in family medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center followed by her residency in family medicine at the Ventura County Medical Center. 

She then completed a master's degree in medical education and a residency in neurology at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine.

Morrison-Banks completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at the University of California, Irvine, where she also served on the medical school faculty, first as pre-doctoral director for the Department of Family Medicine then as associate dean for clinical science education for the School of Medicine.

She co-founded the Cascadia Multiple Sclerosis Center in Bellingham, Washington then served as director of medical student education and faculty development at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.  Most recently she was a staff physician in neurology and neuroimmunology at Ventura County Medical Center.

Morrison-Banks currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Southern California & Nevada chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  She speaks both English and Spanish.

Research Interests

Morrison-Banks has published peer-reviewed articles and given national presentations on her research in neuroimmunology including exercise in multiple sclerosis and mistreatment of people with advanced multiple sclerosis.


  • Outstanding Community Partner, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter, 2010.
  • Orange County Physicians of Excellence, Orange Coast Magazine, 2005, 2006.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2004, 2006.
  • Honorable Mention, Best Research Paper Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2005.
  • Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2000-2004.
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation, AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs, 2003.
  • T. Hale Ham Award for New Investigators, Research in Medical Education Committee, GEA, Association of American Colleges (AAMC), 2002.
  • Family Physician of the Year, California Academy of Family Physicians, 2001.
  • Award for Excellence, AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs, 2000.
  • Gender Equity Award, American Medical Women’s Association, UC Irvine Chapter, 2000.
  • Special Achievement Award, Maternal and Child Health, California Department of Health Services, 1999.
  • First Place, Clinical Reviews and Research in Family Practice, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1996.
  • Searle Distinguished Student Health Professional Award, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 1990.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1985.
  • Harvey A. Baker Fellowship, Brown University, 1985.

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