Dr. Morton has been in private practice in Bakersfield, California since 1978. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 at UCLA, and in 1974 earned his M.D. He completed his internship at Wadsworth Veteran’s Administration in 1975 and his residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield.
As a respected member of the medical community, Dr. Morton currently serves as president of the California Academy of Physicians and Surgeons, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is active in the California Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also served as president of the Kern County Medical Society. In 1990 he received his Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Morton regularly volunteers his specialized skills to help the underprivileged. He has traveled many times to Mexico with Surgical Eye Expeditions International on medical missions. He has received the Lion’s Club Humanitarian of the Year award, the Humanitarian Award from the California Association of Ophthalmology, the Melvin Jones Fellow Humanitarian Award, the Distinguished Service award from the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and also the Jules Stein Eye Institute Senior Honor Award.
Dr. Morton enjoys many pursuits, such as flying his Cessna, and spending quality time with his wife of 42 years, Ingrid. They have two children, Julie and Glenn, and two grandchildren, Sammy and Gabriel.