Robert J Morrison, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director
Associate Medical Director
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
1500 E Medical Center Dr, 1904 Taubman
Ann Arbor, United States 48109

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Robert J Morrison, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor
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  • About

    Dr. Morrison is an assistant professor in the Division of Laryngology of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has a clinical practice which sub-specializes in the surgical and medical management of airway, voice, and swallowing disorders. He developed and directs the University of Michigan Complex Airway Intervention and Reconstruction (AIR) Program, and is an active contributing member of the North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC), helping to drive innovation in the understanding and treatment of complex airway disorders. He is integrated into the Biomedical Engineering-Otolaryngology collaborative consortium and is a member of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR). He serves as Director for Quality and Outcomes for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Medical Director for the Department of Speech Language Pathology in adult hospitals at the University of Michigan.

    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.

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    • Fellowship, Laryngology
      Vanderbilt University, Otolaryngology, 2018
    • Residency
      University of Michigan, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2017
    • T32 Fellowship
      University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering, 2015
    • Internship
      University of Michigan, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2012
    • Doctorate of Medicine (MD)
      Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2011
    • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Biology and Philosophy
      Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 2007
    Research Overview

    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).

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    • Journal Article
      New Medical Device and Therapeutic Approvals in Otolaryngology: State of the Art Review of 2022.
      Wu FM, Gorelik D, Brenner MJ, Takashima M, Goyal A, Kita AE, Rose AS, Hong RS, Abuzeid WM, Maria PS, Al-Sayed AA, Dunham ME, Kadkade P, Schaffer SR, Johnson AW, Eshraghi AA, Samargandy S, Morrison RJ, Weissbrod PA, Mitchell MB, Rabbani CC, Futran N, Ahmed OG. OTO Open, 2024 8 (1): e105 DOI:10.1002/oto2.105
      PMID: 38259521
    • Journal Article
      A deployable curriculum with 3D printed skills trainers for altered airway management.
      Epperson MV, Mahajan A, Sethia R, Seim N, VanKoevering K, Morrison RJ. BMC Med Educ, 2024 Jan 8; 24 (1): 39 DOI:10.1186/s12909-023-05013-6
      PMID: 38191417
    • Presentation
      Hercules Case Discussions, Early Career Laryngology Session
      Morrison R. 2023 Oct 19;
    • Journal Article
      Endoscopic L-stent for suprastomal tracheal stenosis.
      Edwards ER, Sachse S, Howard NS, Maronian NC, Morrison RJ, Stein AP. Am J Otolaryngol, 2023 44 (5): 103949 DOI:10.1016/j.amjoto.2023.103949
      PMID: 37329695
    • Journal Article
      Acute Cricoarytenoid Joint Fixation Following Routine Intubation: A Case Report.
      Saggu JS, Farlow JL, Morrison RJ, Maile MD. A A Pract, 2023 Jul 1; 17 (7): e01706 DOI:10.1213/XAA.0000000000001706
      PMID: 37471344
    • Journal Article
      Function-Preserving Tailored Open Partial Laryngectomy for Chondrosarcoma of the Thyroid Ala: A Case Report.
      Farlow JL, Hogikyan ND, Morrison RJ. OTO Open, 2023 7 (3): e72 DOI:10.1002/oto2.72
      PMID: 37674625
    • Presentation
      Recalcitrant Airway Stenosis: The Battle for Decannulation
      Daniero J, Morrison R, O'Dell K, Lorenz R. 2023 May 7;
    • Journal Article
      Examining Use and Effectiveness of Teletherapy for Patients with Dysphonia.
      Smith JD, McConville K, Tiner MK, Baldner EF, Rosenberg M, Kupfer RA, Hogikyan ND, Morrison RJ. J Voice, 2023 Feb 28; DOI:10.1016/j.jvoice.2023.01.034
      PMID: 36863957