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Claire Morgan, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Surgical Immunology and Transplantation

 

Address:
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (252)744-2620 (clinical)
            (252)744-2977 (administrative)
E-mail: morgancl@ecu.edu

Current Professional and Academic Appointment:

2012 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Brody
School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Certification and Licensure:
Certified in General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Medical License, states of North Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Education:
1986 - 1991 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Mathematics, St. John's College, Annapolis MD
1994 - 1998 Medical Doctor, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Postgraduate Training:
1998 - 2003  General Surgery Resident, UMDNJ-Newark, Newark NJ
2000 - 2001  Research Fellow, UMDNJ-Newark, Newark NJ
2003 - 2004  Chief Resident, UMDNJ-Newark, Newark NJ
2004 - 2006  Fellowship in Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, UMDNJ-Newark, Newark NJ
2006 - 2007  Fellowship in Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Starzl Transplantation Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Society Memberships and Committees:
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Transplantation

Academic Appointments:
2007-2010  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Starzl Transplantation Institute, Pittsburgh PA
2008-2010  Assistant Professor of Surgery, VAMC, Pittsburgh PA 

Non-Academic Appointments:
2011  Surgeon, St. Barnabus Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Awards and Honors:
2008 - 2009  Teaching Award, Transplant Fellows


Scholarly Work:

Abstracts, Posters and Presentations:
Pineda J, Sebastian E, Randhawa P, Morgan C.  Is dual kidney transplant a good choice?  A six-year single center experience.  Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Poster TTS 2010

Gupta G, Shapiro R, Basu A, Tan H, Morgan C, Vats A, Randhawa R. BK viremia without demonstrated nephropathy in kidney transplant patients receiving Campath induction and steroid avoidance. Presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Polyomaviruses, Barcelona, Spain, October 2007.

Gupta G, Shapiro R, Morgan C, Basu A, Tan H, Randhawa P. Neutrophilic tubulitis as a marker for urinary tract infection in C4d positive renal allograft biopsies. Presentation -American Transplant Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2008.

Tan H, Donaldson J, Basu A, Morgan C, Unruh M, McCauley J, Wu C, Shah N, Marcos A, Randhawa P, Starzl TE, Lakkis F, Zeevi A, Shapiro R. 411 Living Donor Kidney Transplants Using Alemtuzamab Pre-Conditioning And Tacrolimus Monotherapy: 5 Year Experience.   Presentation - American Transplant Congress May-June 2008.

Tan H, Donaldson J, Basu A, Morgan C, Unruh M, McCauley J, Wu C, Shah N, Marcos A, Randhawa P, Starzl TE, Lakkis F, Zeevi A, Shapiro R. Characteristics of 200 Living Donor Kidney Transplants Using Alemtuzumab Induction and Tacrolimus Monotherapy: 3 Year Follow-Up. Presentation - American Transplant Congress May-June 2008.

Zeevi A, Bentlejewski C, Girnita A, Tan H, Basu A, Blisard D, Morgan C, Sharma V, Zahorchak M, Schuetz M, Howe J, Kowalski J, Post D, Shapiro R. Relationship Between Immune Function And Humeral Sensitization In Renal Transplant Recipients. Presentation - American Transplant Congress May-June 2008.

Ibrahim Batal, MD; Bassel Abou Saab, MD; Sean Stockhausen, BS; Ron Shapiro, MD; Amit Basu, MD; Henkie Tan, MD, PhD; Claire Morgan, MD; Parmjeet Randhawa, MD.  Complement Product C4d Deposits in Allograft Kidneys: Staining Patterns in Frozen Sections and Routinely Processed Tissue. College of American Pathologists 2007 Annual Meeting

Morgan C, Koneru B.  Osteopontin is not Elevated in the Blood of Patients with HCC.  Poster – Transplant Summit, October, 2005

Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Morgan C, Spillert CR, Kamiyama M, Spolarics Z, Deitch EA, Machiedo GW. Influence of storage on red blood cell rheological properties.  Association of VA Surgeons, 25th Scientific Symposium, May 6-8, 2001

Morgan C, Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Spillert CR, Kamiyama M, Spolarics Z, Deitch EA, Machiedo GW. Suceptibility of Stored Blood to Oxidative Stress, Potential Risks of Transfusion in the Septic Patient.  Poster - Surgical Infection Society, May 2001

Morgan C, Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Deitch EA, Machiedo GW.  Red Blood Cell Deformability, a New Analysis.  Presentation – Moscow Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, May 2001

Journal Publications
Shapiro RS, Basu A, Zeevi A, Lunz J, Mapara M, Randhawa P, Morgan C,. Tan HP and Sharma V. Bortezomib Rescue in Refractory Acute Humoral Rejection – Report of a Case.  Clinical Transplants, 2009

Shapiro R, Basu A, Tan HP, Morgan C, Sharma V, Blisard D, Randhawa PS, Dvorchik I, McCauley J, Ellis D, Marsh JW, Webber S, Kurland G, McCurry KR, Abu-Elmagd K, Mazariegos G, Starzl TE.  Kidney after nonrenal transplantation-the impact of alemtuzumab induction.  Transplantation. 2009 Sep 27;88(6):799-802.

Batal I, Franco ZM, Shapiro R, Basu A, Tan H, Kayler L, Zeevi A, Morgan C, Randhawa P Clinicopathologic analysis of patients with BK viruria and rejection-like graft dysfunction. Hum Pathol. 2009 Sep;40(9):1312-9

Tan HP, Donaldson J, Basu A, Unruh M, Randhawa P, Sharma V, Morgan C, McCauley J, Wu C, Shah N, Zeevi A, Shapiro R. Two hundred living donor kidney transplantations under alemtuzumab induction and tacrolimus monotherapy: 3-year follow-up. Am J Transplant. 2009 Feb;9(2):355-66

Tan HP, Donaldson J, Ellis D, Moritz ML, Basu A, Morgan C, Vats AN, Erkan E, Shapiro R. Pediatric living donor kidney transplantation under alemtuzumab pretreatment and tacrolimus monotherapy: 4-year experience. Transplantation. 2008 Dec 27;86(12):1725-31

Batal I, Girnita A, Zeevi A, Saab BA, Stockhausen S, Shapiro R, Basu A, Tan H, Morgan C, Randhawa P. Clinical significance of the distribution of C4d deposits in different anatomic compartments of the allograft kidney. Mod Pathol. 2008 Dec;21(12):1490-8.

Kayler LK, Batal I, Mohanka R, Morgan C, Basu A, Shapiro R, Randhawa PS.Antirejection treatment in kidney transplant patients with BK viruria. Transplantation. 2008 Sep 27;86(6):797-803

Kayler LK, Mohanka R, Morgan C, Basu A, Shapiro R, Randhawa PS. Clinical course of kidney transplant patients with acute rejection and BK virus replication following Campath therapy. Clin Transplant. 2008 May-Jun;22(3):348-53.

Wu C, Shapiro R, Tan H, Basu A, Smetanka C, Morgan C, Shah N, McCauley J, Unruh M. Kidney transplantation in elderly people: the influence of recipient comorbidity and living kidney donors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Feb;56(2):231-8

Morgan C, Martin A, Shapiro R, Randhawa PS, Kayler LK.Outcomes after transplantation of deceased-donor kidneys with rising serum creatinine. Am J Transplant. 2007 May;7(5):1288-92.

Kayler LK, Lakkis FG, Morgan C, Basu A, Blisard D, Tan HP, McCauley J, Wu C, Shapiro R, Randhawa PS. Acute cellular rejection with CD20-positive lymphoid clusters in kidney transplant patients following lymphocyte depletion. Am J Transplant. 2007 Apr;7(4):949-54.

Zaets SB, Berezina TL, Morgan C, Kamiyama M, Spolarics Z, Xu DZ, Deitch EA, Machiedo GW. Effect of trauma-hemorrhagic shock on red blood cell deformability and shape. Shock. 2003 Mar;19(3):268-73.

Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Morgan C, Spillert CR, Kamiyama M, Spolarics Z, Deitch EA, Machiedo GW. Influence of storage on red blood cell rheological properties. J Surg Res. 2002 Jan;102

Morgan C, Machiedo G. Percutaneous tracheostomy. Curr Surg. 2002 Jul-Aug;59(4):388-92

Other Publications
Morgan C, Machiedo GW.  Lactic acid and base excess as parameters of resuscitation.  In Deitch EA et al., Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction.  WB Saunders, 2002