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Dr Matthew Morgan

Dr Matthew Morgan

Clinical Lecturer

School of Medicine

Email
morganmp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 7760220095
Campuses
UHW Main Building
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Dr Matt Morgan is an intensive care doctor and lead for critical care research for Wales.

His open letter addressed to patients during the 2020 COVID pandemic has been read by over half a million people worldwide and viewed by over two million times after featuring on the Channel 4 news. His first book CRITICAL (2019, Simon & Schuster) has been translated into four languages. He has spoken to large audiences at some of the largest book festivals in the world including Hay and Ubud in 2019. His articles have featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Mirror and The Huffington Post.

A regular writer for the internationally acclaimed British Medical Journal, his article “A letter from the ICU” is one of their most popular ever opinion article, read by over 130,000 people in 2020. Since narrating the audiobook of CRITICAL, he has spoken on a number of popular podcasts and radio programmes including with the BBC and international talk shows.

He has been nominated for the 2020 Royal Society David Attenborough Prize. He lives in Cardiff with his family, enjoys CrossFit, photography, cold beer and even colder ice cream.

Publications

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2019

2018

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2012

2011

2010

2009

2007

Teaching

I run the "Cynics Guide to Research" module for the intenisve care unit at The University Hospital of Wales.

1. Schjørring OL, Klitgaard TL, Perner A, Wetterslev J, Lange T, Keus F, et al. The handling oxygenation targets in the intensive care unit (HOT‐ICU) trial: Detailed statistical analysis plan. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2020 Mar 4;6(n/a):2155. 

2. Lilja G, Nielsen N, Ullén S, Nordstrom EB, Dankiewicz J, Friberg H, et al. Protocol for outcome reporting and follow-up in the Targeted Hypothermia versus Targeted Normothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest trial (TTM2). Resuscitation. Elsevier; 2020 Mar. 

3. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: When the problem is urgent and important. BMJ. 2020 Mar 17;368:m1062. 

4. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: Cold food on hot desks. BMJ. 2019 Dec 10;367:l6829. 

5. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: Meetings without meat. BMJ. 2020 Jan 28;368:m239. 

6. Morgan M. Medical memoirs: using patient stories with explicit consent. BMJ. 2019 Dec 5;367:l6713. 

7. Twose P, Thomas C, Morgan M, Broad MA. Comparison of high-flow oxygen therapy with standard oxygen therapy for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications after major head and neck surgery involving insertion of a tracheostomy: a feasibility study. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019;57(10):1014–8. 

8. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: We should encourage short service awards. BMJ. 2019 Nov 12;367:l6372. 

9. Cole E, Gillespie S, Vulliamy P, Brohi K, on behalf of the Organ Dysfunction in Trauma (ORDIT) study collaborators, Akkad H, et al. Multiple organ dysfunction after trauma. Br J Surg. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2019 Nov 6;1(n/a):e784. 

10. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: Those three little words. BMJ. 2019 Oct 15;367:l5918. 

11. Raffray L, Burton RJ, Baker SE, Morgan MP, Eberl M. Zoledronate rescues immunosuppressed monocytes in sepsis patients. Immunology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111); 2019 Oct 13;0(ja):imm.13132. 

12. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: When bullet points miss the heart. BMJ. 2019 Sep 17;366:l5500. 

13. Twose P, Thomas C, Morgan M, Broad MA. Comparison of high-flow oxygen therapy with standard oxygen therapy for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications after major head and neck surgery involving insertion of a tracheostomy: a feasibility study. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Elsevier; 2019 Sep. 

14. Dankiewicz J, Cronberg T, Lilja G, Jakobsen JC, Bělohlávek J, Callaway C, et al. Targeted hypothermia versus targeted Normothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (TTM2): A randomized clinical trial—Rationale and design. American Heart Journal. 2019;217:23–31. 

15. Andersen-Ranberg NC, Poulsen LM, Perner A, Wetterslev J, Estrup S, Lange T, et al. Agents intervening against delirium in the intensive care unit (AID-ICU) - Protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled trial of haloperidol in patients with delirium in the ICU. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111); 2019 Jul 27;5:75. 

16. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: Hospital doctors should step outside. BMJ. 2019 Aug 6;366:l4914. 

17. Zampieri FG, Morgan MPG, Møller MH. Is prophylaxis worse than treatment in the ICU? Intensive Care Med. Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2019 Jul 27;:1–4. 

18. Schjørring OL, Perner A, Wetterslev J, Lange T, Keus F, Laake JH, et al. Handling Oxygenation Targets in the Intensive Care Unit (HOT‐ICU)—Protocol for a randomised clinical trial comparing a lower vs a higher oxygenation target in adults with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111); 2019 Mar 18;18(15):711–965. 

19. Morgan M. Matt Morgan: Fixing our broken wards. BMJ. 2019 Jul 2;366:l4419. 

20. Morgan M. The ward round is broken. BMJ. 2017 Sep 25;358:j4390. 

21. Morgan M. Poor hospital design has an impact on staff, patients, and healthcare. BMJ. 2018 Jan 23;360:k288. 

22. Morgan M. Why doctors should “squeeze the sponge.” BMJ. 2019 Jun 10;365:l4122. 

23. Slade R, Alikhan R, Wise MP, Germain L, Stanworth S, Morgan M. Impact of blood group on survival following critical illness: a single-centre retrospective observational study. BMJ Open Resp Res. 2019 Jun 1;6(1):e000426. 

24. Rundgren M, Ullén S, Morgan MPG, Glover G, Cranshaw J, Al-Subaie N, et al. Renal function after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; the influence of temperature management and coronary angiography, a post hoc study of the target temperature management trial. Crit Care. BioMed Central; 2019 May 8;23(1):163. 

25. Krag M, Marker S, Perner A, Wetterslev J, Wise MP, Schefold JC, et al. Pantoprazole in Patients at Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the ICU. N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 6;379(23):2199–208. 

26. Vandenbroucke-Grauls CMJE, van der Meer JWM. Decontamination of Oral or Digestive Tract for Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. JAMA. 2018 Nov 27;320(20):2081–3. 

27. Moore C, Bulger J, Morgan M, Driscoll T, Porter A, Islam S, et al. Prehospital recognition and antibiotics for 999 patients with sepsis: protocol for a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2018;4(1):64. 

28. Zhang J, Friberg IM, Kift-Morgan A, Parekh G, Morgan MP, Liuzzi AR, et al. Machine-learning algorithms define pathogen-specific local immune fingerprints in peritoneal dialysis patients with bacterial infections. Kidney Int. Elsevier Inc; 2017 Mar 15;92(1):1–13. 

29. Creswell BJ, Beale L, Furmanova S, Wise MP, Morgan MP. Patient positioning during percutaneous tracheostomy using an air-inflated pressure bag. J Crit Care. Elsevier Inc; 2016 May 2;0(0):1–2. 

30. Sharma N, Morgan M, Walsh K. Faculty perception of the medical student situational judgement test — Summary of findings. Med Teach. Informa Healthcare; 2016 Feb 8;:1–1. 

31. Morgan MPG, Haskins N. Noise levels produced by high-frequency oscillation. Crit Care. 2010;14(2):415. 

32. Thomas G, Morgan M. Monitoring neuromuscular blockade and depth of anaesthesia. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine. 2011 Jun;12(6):271–4. 

33. Wise MP, Morgan MPG, Saayman AG. Duration of antibiotic therapy in bacteraemia. Crit Care. 2012;16(1):403. 

34. Morgan MP, Szakmany T, Power SG, Olaniyi P, Hall JE, Rowan K, et al. Sepsis Patients with First and Second-Hit Infections Show Different Outcomes Depending on the Causative Organism. Front Microbiol. 2016;7:207. 

35. Hingston CD, Morgan MP, Smith A, Wise MP. Method of Height Determination Used in Predicted Body Weight Equations. Chest. 2016 Feb;149(2):605. 

36. Morgan M. The 5-Minute ICU Consult. Anaesthesia. 2012 Aug 1;67(11):1301–1. 

37. Morgan MP, Wise MP. A man with cough, fever and headache. Pulse. 2015 Oct 19. 

38. Eberl M, Friberg IM, Liuzzi AR, Morgan MP, Topley N. Pathogen-specific immune fingerprints during acute infection: the diagnostic potential of human γδ T-cells. Frontiers in Immunology. 2014;5(572):454. 

39. Davey MS, Morgan MP, Liuzzi AR, Tyler CJ, Khan MWA, Szakmany T, et al. Microbe-specific unconventional T cells induce human neutrophil differentiation into antigen cross-presenting cells. The Journal of Immunology. American Association of Immunologists; 2014 Oct 1;193(7):3704–16. 

40. Welton JL, Morgan MP, Martí S, Stone MD, Moser B, Sewell AK, et al. Monocytes and γδ T cells control the acute-phase response to intravenous zoledronate: insights from a phase IV safety trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Mar;28(3):464–71. 

41. Morgan M, Dory V, Lubarsky S, Walsh K. What steps are necessary to create written or web-based selected-response assessments? J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2014;11:28. 

42. Lin C-Y, Roberts GW, Kift-Morgan A, Donovan KL, Topley N, Eberl M. Pathogen-specific local immune fingerprints diagnose bacterial infection in peritoneal dialysis patients. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2013 Dec;24(12):2002–9. 

43. Huckle D, Morgan MP, Wise MP. Update on the diagnosis and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Pulse. 2014 Jan 15;:1–6. 

44. Saw MM, Chamberlain J, Barr M, Morgan MPG, Burnett JR, Ho KM. Differential Disruption of Blood–Brain Barrier in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocrit Care. 5 ed. Springer US; 2013;20(2):209–16. 

45. Litton E, Morgan M. The PiCCO monitor: a review. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2012 May;40(3):393–409. 

46. Wise MP, Morgan MP, Hingston CD, Watkins HL. Bedside handover of critically ill patients. Crit Care. 2012;16(2):419. 

47. Morgan M. Loculated pneumothorax. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2006 Oct 1;23(10):e57–7. 

48. Morgan M. The payment of drug addicts to increase their sterilisation rate is morally unjustified and not simply “ A Fine Balance.” J Obstet Gynaecol. 2004 Jan;24(2):119–23. 

49. Morgan M. The surgeon stands accused. BMJ. 2007 May 26;334(7603):1094–4. 

50. Morgan M, Pugsley L, Bullock A, Phillips S, Stacey M. Evaluating trainee doctors' educational use of a personal digital assistant: a pilot study. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2010 Aug;71(8):461–4. 

Supervision

- Machine learning in medicine

- Sepsis immunology

Current supervision

Ross Burton

Research student

Engagement

His open letter addressed to patients during the 2020 COVID pandemic has been read by over half a million people worldwide and viewed by over two million times after featuring on the Channel 4 news.

His first book CRITICAL (2019, Simon & Schuster) has been translated into four languages. He has spoken to large audiences at some of the largest book festivals in the world including Hay and Ubud in 2019.

His articles have featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Mirror and The Huffington Post.

A regular writer for the internationally acclaimed British Medical Journal, his article “A letter from the ICU” is one of their most popular ever opinion article, read by over 130,000 people in 2020.

Since narrating the audiobook of CRITICAL, he has spoken on a number of popular podcasts and radio programmes including with the BBC and international talk shows.

He has been nominated for the 2020 Royal Society David Attenborough Prize.