D. Holmes Morton MD is a Pediatrician. He was a cofounder, with his wife Caroline Smith, of the Clinic for Special Children, and is currently a MacArthur Fellow. The Clinic is in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and is a medical home for children who have inherited disorders. It is a non-profit organization, supported by the Amish and Mennonite Communities, and by private donors throughout the United States.
Dr. Morton and his wife are both from West Virginia. This is the 23rd year that Dr. Morton has lectured at the NYSC. Beyond biology and medicine, his interests include studying the cello, fishing for brook trout in mountain streams, writing short stories, and playing an occasional game of golf. In recognition of his work as a pediatrician, Holmes has been awarded 7 honorary doctoral degrees. He was also featured in Contemporary Pediatrics as an Advocate for Children and in a special issue of Time magazine as a Hero of Medicine. Twice, he and the Clinic for Special Children were awarded the Smithsonian Institution Award for Innovations in Technology. In 1993, Holmes was also awarded the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, a prize given jointly by the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation of Germany and Johns Hopkins University.