Dan K. Morhaim, M.D. is a board-certified physician, Maryland state legislator, author, and academic.
He was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994 representing the 11th District of Baltimore County, and he was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010, and he is the only physician in the 188-member Maryland General Assembly.
He serves as Deputy Majority Leader in the House, on the Health and Government Operations Committee, chairs the Government Operations Sub-Committee, and House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery & Finance. Delegate Morhaim has successfully sponsored numerous bills focusing on health care, environment, minority business, and government efficiency.*
His book “The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World" (Hopkins Press) has earned endorsements from Maya Angelou, Dr. Ben Carson, and others, along with excellent reviews. Full information at www.thebetterend.com.
As a physician Dr. Morhaim is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, and he has over 30 years front-line clinical experience. He is on staff at Sinai, Northwest, and University of Maryland Hospitals, and at Health Care for the Homeless in downtown Baltimore.
Dr. Morhaim is Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is involved in teaching graduate students, doing public health research, and organizing a annual lecture series program.
He has served in a wide variety of community activities and has been recognized for his medical and legislative work by numerous organizations, including the AMA’s prestigious Nathan Davis Award in 2011.
Dan Morhaim has published numerous articles, both medical and non-medical, and is a frequent guest on radio and TV. He is married to writer and film producer Shelley Cole Morhaim, and they have three grown children.
*A complete list available on the Maryland General Assembly Web Page at
mlis.state.md.us and through Del. Morhaim’s web site at www.drdanmorhaim.com.