Morrill, James, MD, PhD

Associate Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief, Adult Medicine Unit
MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center


Dr. Morrill grew up in Lakeville, Connecticut and majored in physics at Harvard College, graduating in 1992. He attended the MD/PhD Program at Harvard Medical School, and completed a PhD in neurobiology focusing on the physiology of human brain and muscle ion channels. During graduate school, he also served as a Resident Tutor in one of the Harvard undergraduate residential colleges. He became interested in primary care and community medicine during his final two years in medical school and completed the Internal Medicine/Primary Care Residency Program at MGH in June of 2004. He now works as a primary care physician and clinician-educator based at the MGH-Charlestown HealthCare Center, with a particular interest in addiction and its medical consequences, such as viral hepatitis. In addition to co-organizing and managing the outpatient addictions curriculum for MGH residents, he is working with MGH Community Health Associates to create a registry of patients with Hepatitis C at the MGH health centers and has started a primary care-based Hepatitis C treatment clinic at MGH Charlestown. He also spent five years working as a clinic physician at the BayCove Methadone Clinic in Boston. He lives in Newtonville, MA with his wife and two daughters, aged 11 and 8.


Dr. Morrill does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.