Positions

Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Circulatory Support
Baylor College of Medicine
Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Center of Excellence
Baylor College of Medicine
Surgical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation
Texas Heart Institute

Education

Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Residency at New York University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center
General Surgery
BA from Yeshiva University
MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of General Surgery

Professional Statement

Jeffrey A. Morgan, M.D., surgical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center of Excellence at Baylor College of Medicine, specializes in treating patients with advanced heart and/or lung failure. Dr. Morgan implants mechanical circulatory support devices for left ventricular, right ventricular, or biventricular failure as a bridge to transplant (BTT) or destination therapy (DT). This includes left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), such as the HeartMate II, HeartMate III, and HeartWare HVAD, as well as the Syncardia total artificial heart (TAH).

Dr. Morgan completed his General Surgery Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at New York University. He went on to complete fellowship training in cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Morgan comes to Houston by way of Michigan where he previously held a position as associate professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He served as surgical director for Mechanical Circulatory Support and associate director for Heart and Lung Transplantation at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Dr. Morgan’s research is focused on advanced heart failure with numerous publications, national and international presentations, and book chapters. He is the section editor for Adult Mechanical Circulatory Support for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) Journal and is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is also a reviewer for several other journals including The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Morgan served on the ISHLT Standards and Guidelines Committee and was a Task Force chair for the ISHLT Guidelines for MCS. He is also a previous chair of the Cardiac Track Programming Committee for the ASAIO Annual Conference. Dr. Morgan has moderated numerous sessions on mechanical support and transplant at ASAIO, ISHLT, and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Morgan is passionate about improving outcomes in patients with advanced heart or lung failure. He has participated in numerous clinical trials including Thoratec’s HeartMate II BTT and DT trials, Heartware’s HVAD BTT and DT trials, the HeartMate III trial, and Syncardia’s 50 cc TAH trial. Dr. Morgan is also investigating the utility of stem cells as an adjunct measure for myocardial recovery, as part of the LVAD MPC II trial.

Selected Publications

  • Tsiouris A, Brewer RJ, Borgi J, Nemeh HW, Henry SE, Paone G, Morgan JA. "Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation As A Bridge to Transplantation or Destination Therapy: Racial Disparities in Outcomes." J Heart Lung Transplant.
  • Morgan JA, Paone G, Nemeh HW, Murthy R, Williams CT, Lanfear DE, Tita C, Brewer RJ. "Impact of A Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device on Right Ventricular Function." J Heart Lung Transplant.
  • Tsiouris A, Brewer RJ, Borgi J, Karam J, Nemeh HW, Paone G, Morgan JA. "Ischemic Versus Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: The Implication of Heart Failure Etiology on Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes." ASAIO J.
  • Morgan JA, Tsiouris A, Nemeh HW, Hodari A, Karam J, Brewer RJ, Paone G. "Impact of concomitant cardiac procedures performed during implantation of long-term left ventricular assist devices." J Heart Lung Transplant.
  • Morgan JA, Brewer RJ, Nemeh HW, Gerlach B, Lanfear DE, Williams CT, Paone G. "Stroke While On Long-Term Left Ventricular Assist Device Support: Incidence, Outcome, and Predictors." ASAIO J.
  • Tsiouris A, Paone G, Brewer RJ, Nemeh HW, Morgan JA. "Outcome of Patients With Right Ventricular Failure on Milrinone After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation." ASAIO J.
  • Morgan JA, Brewer RJ, Borgi J, Tsiouris A, Nemeh HW, Williams CT, Lanfear, Paone G. "Favorable Outcomes Using Long-Term Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients Sixty Five Years of Age and Older." ASAIO J.
  • Morgan JA and Paone G. "Impact of Reverse Remodeling on Cardiac Function." Annals Cardiothorac Surg.
  • Tsiouris A, Paone G, Nemeh HW, Brewer RJ, Borgi J, Hodari A, Morgan JA. "Lessons Learned From 150 Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Institutional Seven-Year Experience." ASAIO J.
  • Go PH, Hodari A, Nemeh HW, Borgi J, Paone G, Morgan JA. "Effect of Preoperative Albumin Levels In Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation." ASAIO J.

Memberships

American Medical Association
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
American Association for Thoracic Surgery