Ryan W. Morgan, MD, MTR

Ryan W. Morgan, MD, MTR

Ryan W. Morgan, MD, MTR, is a pediatric critical care physician in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Morgan is a graduate of Binghamton University of the State University of New York, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science and Cell and Molecular Biology. He earned his MD from New York University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Translational Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed pediatrics residency training at Columbia University/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, followed by pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training at CHOP.

Dr. Morgan is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Morgan’s research focus is on pediatric cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with an emphasis on cardiac arrest physiology and the tailoring of resuscitation therapies to individual patients. He conducts both laboratory and clinical studies in pediatric resuscitation, and is involved in cardiac arrest quality improvement at the local and national levels.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency

Pediatrics - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital; Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

Master of Science in Translational Research – Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pediatrics; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Morgan RW, Stinson HR, Wolfe HA, Lindell RB, Topjian AA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Kilbaugh TJ: Pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest secondary to acute pulmonary embolism. Critical Care Medicine 46(3): e229-e234, March 2018.

Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Karlsson M, Lautz AJ, Mavroudis CD, Landis WP, Jeong S, Craig N, Nadkarni VM, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA: Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in shock-associated cardiac arrest. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 197(7): 905-912, April 2018.

Marquez AM, Morgan RW, Ross CE, Berg RA, Sutton RM: Physiology-directed cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Advances in precision monitoring during cardiac arrest. Current Opinion in Critical Care 24(3): 143-150, June 2018.

Mavroudis CD, Mensah-Brown KG, Ko TS, Boorady TW, Massey SL, Abend NS, Nicolson SC, Morgan RW, Mascio CE, Gaynor JW, Kilbaugh TJ, Licht DL: Electroencephalographic response to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in neonatal swine and humans. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Epub ahead of print, July 2018.

Mavroudis CD, Karlsson M, Ko T, Hefti M, Gentile JI, Morgan RW, Plyer R, Mensah-Brown KG, Boorady TW, Melchior R, Rosenthal TM, Shade BC, Schiavo KL, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Licht DJ, Gaynor JW, Kilbaugh TJ: Cerebral mitochondrial dysfunction associated with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in neonatal swine. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 54(1): 162-168, July 2018.

2017

Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ, Shoap W, Bratinov G, Lin Y, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A hemodynamic-directed approach to pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HD-CPR) improves survival. Resuscitation 111: 41-47, February 2017.

Morgan RW, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Berg RA: Sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and potential therapies. Journal of Critical Care 40: 128-135, August 2017.

Bender D, Morgan RW, Nadkarni VM, Nataraj C: Classification of asphyxia and ventricular fibrillation induced cardiac arrest for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies 2017: 225-228, December 2017.

Morgan RW, Karlsson M, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ: An update on cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children. Current Anesthesiology Reports 7(2): 191-200, June 2017.

Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ, Berg RA, Sutton RM: Pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Current Pediatrics Reports 5(4): 204-12, September 2017.

Sutton RM, Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pediatric and cardiac intensive care units. The Pediatric Clinics of North America 64(5): 961-972, October 2017.

Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Berg RA: The future of resuscitation: Personalized physiology-guided CPR. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(11): 1084-1086, November 2017.

Morgan RW, Fitzgerald JC, Weiss SL, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Berg RA: Response to: Letter to the editor: "Sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest" Journal of Critical Care 40: 291, August 2017.

Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ: Optimal arterial carbon dioxide tension following cardiac arrest: Let Goldilocks decide? Resuscitation 111: A1-A2, February 2017.

2016

Wolfe H, Morgan RW, Kudenchuk P, Donoghue AJ, Niles DE, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Quantitative analysis of duty cycle during in-hospital pediatric and adolescent resuscitation.  Resuscitation 106: 65-69, September 2016.

Morgan RW, French B, Kilbaugh TJ, Naim MY, Wolfe H, Bratinov G, Shoap W, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A quantitative comparison of physiologic indicators of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality: Diastolic blood pressure versus end-tidal carbon dioxide. Resuscitation 104: 6-11, July 2016.

Niles DE, Dewan M, Zebuhr C, Wolfe H, Bonafide CP, Sutton RM, DiLiberto MA, Boyle L, Napolitano N, Morgan RW, Stinson H, Leffelman J, Nishisaki A, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM : A pragmatic checklist to identify pediatric ICU patients at risk for cardiac arrest or code bell activation.  Resuscitation 99: 33-337, February 2016.

2015

Morgan RW, Sutton RM.: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Time for all of us to feel the pressure. Resuscitation 96: A7-A8, November 2015.

Morgan RW, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA: Can gentle chest compressions result in substantial ventilation?  Resuscitation 92: A2-A3, July 2015.

Kilbaugh TK, Sutton RM, Karlsson M, Hansson MJ, Naim MY, Morgan RW, Bratinov G, Lampe JW, Nadkarni VM, Becker LB, Margulies SS, Berg RA: Persistently altered brain mitochondrial bioenergetics after apparently successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest.  Journal of the American Heart Association 4(9): e002232, September 2015.

2013

Sen AI, Morgan RW, Morris M: Variability in the implementation of rapid response teams at academic American pediatric hospitals. Journal of Pediatrics 163(6): 1772-1774, December 2013.

2006

Morgan R, Kohn S, Hwang SH, Hassett DJ, Sauer K: BdlA, a chemotaxis receptor essential for biofilm dispersion in pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Journal of Bacteriology 188(21): 7335-7343, November 2006.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Morgan RW, Landis W, Kilbaugh TJ, Wolfe HA, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Hemodynamic effects of chest compression interruptions during cardiac arrest resuscitation. Critical Care Medicine February 2018. Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Wolfe HA, Morgan RW, Topjian AA, Fink E, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A, Sutton RM: Process deviations during pediatric resuscitation are associated with decreased survival. Critical Care Medicine February 2018. Research snapshot Presentation at 47th Critical Care Congress, February 2018, San Antonio, TX.

Wolfe HA, Boyle L, Craig, N, Fiero M, Marquez A, Morgan RW, Sutton RM: Sustained improved in performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation parameters in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. CHOP Quality and Patient Safety Day Abstract Presentation, May 2018.

Hefti MM, Senthil K, Karlsson M, Ehinger J, Mavroudis CD, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ: Early mitochondrial gene regulation in pediatric cardiac arrest. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Hefti MM, Senthil K, Mavroudis CD, Karlsson M, Ehinger J, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ: Transcriptional profiling in a swine model of pediatric cardiac arrest. Circulation, November 2018. Oral Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Ko TS, Guo W, Mavroudis CD, Morgan RW, Baker WM, Boorady T, Marquez AM, Landis WP, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Yodh AG, Licht DJ, Kilbaugh TJ: Selection of optimal predictor and critical thresholds for return of spontaneous circulation using non-invasive frequency-domain diffuse optical spectroscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Marquez AM, Morgan RW, Karlsson M, Ko T, Landis WP, Mavroudis CD, Starr J, Byro M, Lin Y, Jeong S, Boorady T, Devarajan M, Nadkarni V, Berg RA, Licht D, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ: A randomized, blinded trial of 100% oxygen versus room air during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a large animal model of pediatric cardiac arrest. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Mavroudis CD, Ko TS, Morgan RW, Hefti M, Landis WP, Boorady W, Marquez A, Karlsson M, Licht DJ, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ: Epinephrine increases cerebral perfusion and oxygenation in a pre-clinical model of pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Mavroudis CD, Morgan RW, Ko TS, Hefti M, Landis WP, Boorady TW, Karlsson M, Licht DJ, Nadkarni V, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ: Inhaled nitric oxide mitigates pulmonary hypertension and improves cerebral hemodynamics in a pre-clinic model of prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Morgan RW, Topjian AA, Wang Y, Atkin NJ, Kilbaugh TJ, McGowan FX, Berg RA, Merer-Rosa L, Sutton RM, Himebauch AS: Pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest associated with pulmonary hypertension: A common pathophysiology. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

Senthil K, Hefti MM, Karlsson M, Morgan RW, Ehinger J, Mavroudis CD, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, McGowan FX, Kilbaugh TJ: Alterations in cerebral mitochondrial dynamics and mitochondrial mass after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a porcine model of pediatric cardiac arrest. Circulation, November 2018. Poster Presentation AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium, November 2018, Chicago, IL.

2017

Lautz A, Morgan RW, Karlsson M, Nadkarni VM, Margulies SS, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Kilbaugh TJ: Persistently altered brain and myocardial mitochondrial bioenergetics after pediatric cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 44(12 Suppl 1): 141, December 2016. Research Snapshot Presentation at the 46th Critical Care Congress, January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Morgan RW, Sutton RM, Kilbaugh TJ, Lautz A, Bratinov G, Craig N, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA: Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in a swine model of pediatric sepsis-associated cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 44(12 Suppl 1): 149, December 2016. Research Snapshot Presentation at the 46th Critical Care Congress, January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ko T, Mavroudis C, Boorady T, Mensah-Brown K, Morgan R, Lautz A, Karlsson M, Bratinov G, Berg R, Yodh A, Sutton R, Licht D, Kilbaugh T: Validation of noninvasive measurements of cerebral blood flow and oxygenation in a pediatric swine model of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 37(1): 287-88, April 2017.

Mavroudis C, Ko T, Boorady T, Mensah-Brown K, Morgan R, Lautz A, Karlsson M, Bratinov G, Berg R, Yodh A, Sutton R, Licht D, Kilbaugh T: Characterization of cerebral hemodynamics following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in a porcine model of pediatric asphyxial cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 37(1): 352, April 2017.

Wolfe HA, Boyle L, Craig N, Taylor M, Morgan RW, Sutton RM: Improving chest compression quality in the pediatric intensive care unit. CHOP Quality and Patient Safety Day, May 2017.

Duval-Arnould J, Niles DE, Morgan RW, Raymond T, Yu P, Atkins D, Friess S, Gilfoyle E, Welsby D, Braga M, Silver A, Nadkarni VM; for the Pediatric Resuscitation Quality (pediRES-Q) Collaborative Investigators: Characteristics of chest compressions immediately before and after interruptions during pediatric in-hospital CPR. Circulation, November 2017. Poster Presentation at the Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) Scientific Sessions, November 11, 2017, Anaheim, CA.

Mavroudis CD, Karlsson M, Ko T, Morgan RW, Plyer R, Byro M, Mensah-Brown K, Boorady T, Lautz A, Gentile J, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM, Licht DJ, Kilbuagh TJ: Inhaled nitric oxide improves cerebral mitochondrial function in a blinded, randomized, controlled pediatric swine asphyxia model of cardiac arrest trial. Circulation, November 2017. Poster Presentation at the Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) Scientific Session, November 11, 2017, Anaheim, CA.

2016

Morgan RW, Kilbaugh TJ, Shoap W, Bratinov G, Hsieh TC, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Sutton RM: A personalized-medicine approach to pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves survival.  Critical Care Medicine 43(12 Suppl 1): 4, December 2015. Star research presentation at 45th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2016 Feb 20-24; Orlando, Florida.

Morgan RW, Stinson HR, Sutton RM, Berg RA, Wolfe H, Kilbaugh TJ: Cardiac arrest secondary to massive pulmonary embolism in two adolescent patients.  Critical Care Medicine 43(12 Suppl 1): 304, December 2015. Research snapshot presentation at 45th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2016 Feb 20-24; Orlando, Florida.

Wolfe H, Morgan RW, Kudenchuk P, Donoghue AJ, Niles DE, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM: Quantitative analysis of duty cycle during in-hospital pediatric and adolescent resuscitation.  Critical Care Medicine 43(12 Suppl 1): 40, December 2015. Research snapshot presentation at 45th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2016 Feb 20-24; Orlando, Florida.

Invited Lectures

2018

Morgan R. "Pediatric Resuscitation: Strategies for Excellence", American Heart Association Strive to Revive Conference, Denver, CO; April, 2018.

Awards and Honors

2018, Early Career Faculty Teaching Honor Roll - 2017-2018, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2016, Pediatrics Section Travel Grant, 45th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
2016, Star Research Achievement Award, 45th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
2015, Institute for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
2011, Physician of the Year Award, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
2010, Rosa Lee Nemir Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine
2009, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2009, Raymond J. Brienza Scholarship, NYU School of Medicine
2008, Award for Outstanding Essay in Medical Humanism, NYU School of Medicine
2002-2006, Harpur College Dean’s List, Binghamton University
2005, Undergraduate Student Research Award, Binghamton University
2004, Golden Key International Honour Society
2003, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
2002, Eagle Scout

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Reviewer, European Journal of Pediatrics
Ad hoc Reviewer, Resuscitation
Ad hoc Reviewer, JAMA
Reviewer, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Reviewer, BMJ Case Reports

Academic and Institutional Committees

2018-present, Systems of Care Subcommittee of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, American Heart Association 
2018-present, Pediatric Emphasis Group of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, American Heart Association 
Member, PCCM Fellowship Selection Committee, CHOP
Member, Hospital Resuscitation Committee, CHOP
Member, CCM Fellowship Research Track Working Group, CHOP
CCM Representative, CHOP Emergency Preparedness Committee
CCM Representative, CHOP Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness Committee
Member, Resuscitation Review and Debriefing Committee, CHOP PICU

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, American Heart Association
2015-present, American Thoracic Society
2015-present, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
2013-present, Society for Critical Care Medicine
2009-present, American Academy of Pediatrics