Prof. John M. Morton

Stanford University, USA



1997 Masters Health Administration (Honors), University of Washington

1993 Masters Public Health (Honors), Tulane University

1993 MD (Honors), Tulane University

1988 B.Sc., Tulane University

Publications (Selected)

  1. Woodard G, Ahmed S, Podelski V, Hernandez-Boussard T, Presti J, Morton JM., “Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on testosterone and prostate-specific antigen”, Br J Surg 2012 May; 99(5):693-8
  2. Normal Alcohol Metabolism after Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy: Case Cross-Over Trial. Changchien EM, Woodard GA, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton JM. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Banka G, Woodard G, Hernandez-Boussard, Morton JM, “Laparoscopic versus Open Gastric Bypass Surgery: Are there differences in patient demographics, safety, and outcomes?” Arch Surg 2012 Jun 1;147(6):550-6
  4. Downey JR, Hernandez-Boussard T, Banka G, Morton JM, “Is patient safety improving? National trends in patient safety indicators: 1998-2007”, Health Serv Res, 47 (1 Pt 2): 414-30, 2012
  5. Hernandez-Boussard T; McDonald, K; Morton J; Dalman R; Bech F; “Determinants of Adverse Events in Vascular Surgery”, JACS 2012 May;214(5):788-97
  6. Hernandez-Boussard, T, Downey JR, McDonald, K, Morton, J; “Relationship between Patient Safety and Hospital Surgical Volume”, Health Serv Res. 2012 Apr;47(2):756-69
  7. Ghiassi S, Morton J, Bellatorre N, Eisenberg D; “Short-term medication cost savings for treating hypertension and diabetes after gastric bypass”, Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012; May-Jun;8(3):269-74
  8. Hernandez-Boussard, T, Ahmed S, Morton J; “Obesity Disparities in Preventive Care: Findings From the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2005-2007,”Obesity, 2012. Aug;20(8):1639-44
  9. Woodard G, Encarnacion B, Peraza J, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton J; “Halo Effect for Bariatric Surgery”, Arch Surg, 2011, 146(10), p. 1185-1190
  10. Woodard GA, Downey J, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton JM. Impaired alcohol metabolism after gastric bypass surgery: a case-crossover trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2011; 212 (2): 209-14
  11. Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Eskandari MK, Ingraham AM, Hall BL, Randolph B, Ko CY, Morton JM, “The role of Surgical Champions in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program--a national survey”, J Surg Res. 166 (1): e15-25 , 2011
  12. Changchien E, Ahmed S, Betti F, Higa J, Keily K, Hernandez-Boussard, T, Morton, JM. , “B-type Natriuretic Peptide Increases after Gastric Bypass Surgery and Correlates to Weight Loss”, Surgical Endoscopy, 25 (7): 2338-43, 2011
  13. Moshfeghi A, Charalel R, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton JM, Moshfeghi D; “Declining Incidence of Neonatal Endophthalmitis In the United States”, Am J Opthm, 151 (1): 59-65, 2011
  14. Schmiesing CA, Lee J, Morton JM, Brock-Utne JG; “Laparoscopic diaphragmatic pacer placement--a potential new treatment for ALS patients: a brief description of the device and anesthetic issues”, J Clin Anesth, 22 (7): 549-52, 2010
  15. Wool DB, Lemmens HJ, Brodsky JB, Solomon H, Chong KP, Morton JM, “Intraoperative fluid replacement and postoperative creatine phosphokinase levels in laparoscopic bariatric patients”, Obes Surg, 20 (6): 698-701, 2010
  16. Morton JM, Anastassopoulos KP, Patel ST, Lerner JH, Ryan KJ, Goss TF, Dodd SL; “Frequency and outcomes of blood products transfusion across procedures and clinical conditions warranting inpatient care: an analysis of the 2004 healthcare cost and utilization project nationwide inpatient sample database”, Am J Med Qual, 25 (4): 289-96, 2010
  17. Narváez CF, Franco MA, Angel J, Morton JM, Greenberg HB; “Rotavirus differentially infects and polyclonally stimulates human B cells depending on their differentiation state and tissue of origin”, J Virol. 84 (9): 4543-55, 2010
  18. Woodard G, Brodsky J, Morton JM, “Cardiac Arrest During Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Bariatric Patient with Drug-Associated Long QT Syndrome”, Obesity Surgery, 21 (1): 134-7, 2010
  19. Woodard GA, Peraza J, Bravo S, Toplosky L, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton JM. , “One year improvements in cardiovascular risk factors: a comparative trial of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs. adjustable gastric banding”, Obes Surg, 20(5), p. 578-82, 2010
  20. Ahmed S, Morrow E, Morton J, “Perioperative considerations when operating on the very obese: tricks of the trade”, Minerva Chir. 65 (6): 667-75, 2010
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