Dr. Robert Morrison

Robert J. Morrison, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Biography

Dr. Morrison is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the Laryngology and General Otolaryngology division, helped to develop the Michigan Medicine Program for Complex Airway Disorders, and is active in the North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC).  Additionally, he is an active member of the Biomedical Engineering-Otolaryngology collaborative consortium and a member of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).

Dr. Morrison received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He completed his post-graduate surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan during which he completed an 18-month NIH funded research fellowship in the Biomedical Engineering with a focus on 3D-printing applications in surgery, patient-specific medical device development, and cartilage tissue engineering. He then completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Complex Airway Reconstruction at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Morrison has research interests representative of his diverse training background. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and gives lectures and instructional courses nationally on airway stenosis and laryngologic disorders.  He has a particular interest in the etiogenesis and treatment of idiopathic subglottic stenosis (iSGS), treatment of acute laryngotracheal injury and iatrogenic laryngotracheal stenosis, complex airway reconstruction outcomes, voice disorders and recurrent laryngeal nerve rehabilitation.

He is a national expert in 3D printing in medicine and the regulatory framework and development process of medical devices and novel therapeutics. He serves as physician leadership within the Michigan Medicine IND/IDE Investigators Assistance Program (MIAP) and is active within the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program and national biomedical engineering bodies such as the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers (ASME). 

He has also completed additional education and leadership experiences in patient safety and quality improvement (PS/QI) including the AAMC Teaching 4 Quality curriculum. He serves an institutional role in PS/QI implementation and educational curriculum.

Honors & Awards

Dr. Morrison has received a number of awards recognizing the innovation of his research, including being a multiple recipient of the "Best Of" award at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting and the Triologic Society research recognition award at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.

Published Articles via PubMed

Web Sites

Locations
Taubman Center
Floor 1 Reception A
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5312
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5312
734-936-8051
Taubman Center
Floor 1 Reception A
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5312
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5312
734-936-8051
Brighton Center for Specialty Care
Entrance 1, Level 2
7500 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI 48116-9416
734-936-8051