JAY K. MORGAN, MD, FAANS

NEUROSURGEON

Dr. Jay Morgan joined Sierra Neurosurgery Group in 1993 because he knew he could make a difference here – both for his patients and his community.

The well-seasoned surgical group appealed to him because of its long history in the community and its instrumental role in developing the practice of neurosurgery in Northern Nevada.

Treating complex spine disorders and cerebral vascular disease are among Dr. Morgan’s specialties. He also has extensive experience with the artificial lumbar disc replacement, a promising new treatment for degenerative disc disease recently approved by the FDA.

Dr. Morgan came to Sierra Neurosurgery Group after serving on the academic staff at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan where he completed his residency.

Dr. Morgan Specialties

General neurosurgery with an emphasis on complex spine.

  • General neurosurgery
  • Complex spine

Dr. Morgan Advanced Practice Providers Team

Tina Canner-Peterson, MS, APRN, CNRN, RNFA

Tina Canner-Peterson

APRN, FNP-BC

Jennifer Sanders, MSN, APRN, FNP, CNOR

Jennifer Price

APRN, FNP, CNOR

Jee Lee, APRN at Sierra Neurosurgery Reno Nevada

Jee Lee

APRN

Dr. Morgan is available for appointments at these office Locations:

RENO, NV

Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511

Dr. Morgan Curriculum

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Professional Experience

1993 – Present
Private Practice Neurosurgeon
Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Reno, Nevada

Education

1972 – 1976
Secondary School: Columbus Academy

1976 – 1980
Undergraduate University
Ohio State University

1980 – 1984
Medical School
Ohio State University

1988 – 1989
Fellowship
National Institutes of Health

1985 – 1990
Residency
Henry FordHospital

Degrees

June 1980
Bachelor of Arts (Major: Chemistry)

June 1984
Doctor of Medicine

Board Certifications

1992
Diplomate
American Board of Neurological Surgery

1989
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

1984
Diplomate
National Board of Medical Examiners

Honors and Awards

February 2016
C.H. Woods Award

April 1989
Cushing Award – AANS Annual Meeting

1984
Family Practice

1984
Cardiology

1983
General Surgery

1981, 1982
Roessler Research Scholarship

Hospital Affiliations

Current

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks, Nevada

Summit Surgery Center, Reno, Nevada

 

Jan. 1991 – June 1993
Henry Ford Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Staff

Jan. 1988 – Dec. 1989
Medical Staff Fellowship
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

July 1985 – Dec. 1990
Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan
Residency in Neurosurgery

July 1984 – June 1985
Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
Internship in General Surgery

Medical Licensure

Nevada – July 1993

Michigan – January 1991

Maryland – September 1991

Organizations

July 1980 – June 1984
Student National Medical Association

July 1981 – June 1982
President

1981, 1982, 1983
National Delegate

1981 – 1984
Landacre Research Society

June 15, 1991
AANS – Candidate Member

June 1, 1991
Wayne County Medical Society

June 1, 1991
Michigan State Medical Society

April 1, 1991
American Medical Society

January, 1992
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

June 1984 – June 1992
The Ohio State University Alumni Association

1992
International Stroke Society

1992
Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery

1992
American Heart Association, Stroke Fellow

September 1993
Washoe County Medical Society

September 1993
Nevada State Medical Association

January 1994
Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care

Continued Medical Education

June 1989
Midas Rex

September 1989
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

November 1988
Medisonics Transcranial Doppler

November 1991
BNI Spine Workshop

June 1992
Spine Instrumentation Applications

May 2018
Medtronic Prestige LP Cervical DiscSystem Training

Research Experience

1979
Spectrophotometric Quantitative Analysis of Vitamin C

1981 – 1983
Development of the Basilar Pons, James King, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Examined morphological changes in pontine neurons during stages offetal development.

1981-1983
Neuroscience Lab Surgical Assistant

1988
Central Nervous System Implantation Lab

1988
Culture and Implantation of Fetal Dopaminergic Neurons and Fetal Astrocytes Dr. Robert Plunkett, Dr. Krystopher Bankkiewicz. Performed stereotactic implantation procedures with fetal tissue and investigated recovery of 6 OH dopamine-lesioned rats.

1988-1989
Primate Model of Vasospasm

Publications

King JS, Morgan JK, Bishop GA, Hazlett JC, Martin GF. Development of the basilar pons in the North American opossum: dendrogenesis and maturation of efferent and afferent connections. Anatomy and Embryology (Berl): 1987, 176(2): 191-202.

Cyrar AK, Morgan JK, Rock JP, Wiskerhof M. Pituitary metastasis: lung cancerpresenting as bitemporal hemianopsia with diabetes insipidus and anterior pituitary deficiency. Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal: 1987, 35(4): 185-187.

Malik GM, Morgan JK, Boulos RS, Ausman, JI. Venous angiomas: an underestimated cause of intracranial hemorrhage. Surgical Neurology: 1988;30:350-8.

Malik GM, Morgan JK, Ausman, JI. Management of venous angiomas. Neurosurgery Update. In press. Eds: Wilkins and Rengachary.

Morgan JK, Sadasivan B, Ausman JI, Mehta B. Thrombolytic therapy and posterior circulation extracranial-intracranial bypass for acute basilar artery thrombosis. Case report. Surgical Neurology 1990;33-45-7.

Morgan, JK, Olson J: Hormonal Response of Meningiomas. Meningiomas and Their Surgical Management. HH Schmidek (ed). W.B. Saunders, Co. pp 48-55, 1991.

Filling-Katz MR, Choyke PL, Oldfield E., Charnas L., Patronas NJ, Glenn GM, Gorin MB,Morgan JK, Linehan WM, Seizinger BR, Zbar B: Central Nervous System Involvement in Von Hippel Lindau Disease.

Tomececk FJ, Morgan JK: Ophthalmoplegia with bilateral ptosis secondary to mid brain hemorrhage. A case with clinical and radiological correlation. Accepted to Surgical Neurology, June 1993.

Mahmood A, Caccamo DVMorgan JK: Tenosynovialgian cell tumor of the cervical spine: Case report. October 1993.

NPY in a primate model of subarachnoid hemorrhage. RM Pluta, A Pika-Starosta, A Zauner, JK Morgan, KM Muraszko, M Gerter, EH Oldfield.

Presentations and Abstracts

Development of the BasilarPons in the North American Opossum Dendrogenesis and Maturation of Afferent and Efferent Connections. Presented at the American Association of Anatomist National Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Venous Angiomas -An Underestimated Cause of Intracranial Hemorrhage. Presented at the 12th International Conference of Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, Tampa, Florida, 1987.

Effect of Concentrated Antibiotic Solution on the Survival of Rat Fetal Dopaminergic Neurons. JK Morgan, RJ Plunkett, MA Palmatier, and EG Oldfield. Presented at the 1988 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Toronto, Ontario.

Management of Venous Angiomas. Malik GM, Morgan JK, Boulos R, Ausman JI. Presented at the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Traverse City, Michigan, 1988.

Malik GM, Morgan JK, Ausman JI. Management of Venous Angiomas. Cerebral Angioma Update -87, Verona, Italy, October 1987.

Management of Venous Angiomas. Malik GM, Morgan JK, Boulos R, Ausman JI. Presented at the 9th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, New Delhi, India, 1989.

Mechanism of Hypothalamic – Pituitary – Adrenal Insufficiency after Selective Adenomectomy in Cushing’s Disease. JK Morgan, Lynnette Nieman, DA Katz, EHOldfield. Presented at the 1989 meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Washington, DC.

Thrombolytic Therapy for Basilar Artery Thrombosis. B Sadasivan, JK Morgan, B Mehta, WP Sanders, JI Ausman. Presented at the 1989 meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Washington, DC.

MRI with Gadolinium: Evaluation of CNS Lesions in von Hippel Lindau Disease. JK Morgan, D Barba, M Filling-Katz, P Choyka, EH Oldfield. Presented at the 1989 meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Washington, DC.

Spinal cord Hemangioblastomas in von Hippel Lindau’s Disease. JK Morgan, KM Muraszko, M Filling-Katz, P Choyke, EH Oldfield. Presented at the 1989 Congress of Neurologic Surgeons in Atlanta, Georgia.

Primate Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Model: Correlation of Blood Velocity with Area Diameter of the Middle Cerebral Artery. A Zauner, JK Morgan, R Pluta, K Muraszko, M Gerter, E Oldfield. Presented at the AANS-1990 Annual Meeting.

Intraoperative Color-Flow Doppler Imaging of Lesions in the Brainstem and Spinal Cord. KM Muraszko, JK Morgan, C Shelly, T Shawker, E Oldfield. Presented at the AANS-1990 Annual Meeting.

Influence of Individual Blood Components on the Development of Vasospasm in a Primate Model of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. JK Morgan, A Zauner, R Pluta, KM Muraszko, D Barba, M Gerter, JL Doppman, EH Oldfield. Presented at the AANS-1990 Annual Meeting.

Influence of Individual Blood Components on the Development of Vasospasm in a Primate Model of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. JK Morgan. Presented at the MANS-1990 Annual Meeting.

Intracranial Tumors and von Hippel-Lindau Disease. JK Morgan. Presented at the 1990 Neuroscience Nurse Internship Program.
Jay K. Morgan, M.D.

Primate Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) Model: Correlation of Blood Velocity with Area and Diameter of the Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA). A Zauner, R Pluta, JK Morgan, KM Muraszko, M Girton, EH Oldfield. Presented at the 9th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Moscow, June, 1991.The Mechanism of Post SAH

Vasospasm in Multifactorial. JK Morgan, A Zauner, RM Pluta, M Muraszko, M Gerter, EH Oldfield. Presented at the 9th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Moscow, June, 1991.Vasospasm is a Real Spasm-An Answer to Mizukami’s Question. R Pluta, A Zauner, JK Morgan, K Muraszko, EH Oldfield. Presented at the 9th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Moscow, June, 1991.

Incidence and Distribution of Hemangioblastomas In Patients With Lindau’s Disease. JK Morgan, M.D., Karin Muraszko, M.D., Michelle Filling-Katz, M.D., Peter Choyke, M.D.,Edward Oldfield, M.D. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of thePresentations and Western Neurosurgical Society, Manele Bay, Island of Lanai, Hawaii, September, 1996.

Mechanism of SAH induced cerebral vasospasm in multifactorial. JK Morgan, A Zauner, R Pluta, KM Muraszko, D Barbu, M Girton, J Poppman, EH Oldfield.

Correlation of TCD measurements to arterial area measurements in primate model of subarachnoid hemorrhage; A Zauner, JK Morgan, RM Pluta, KM Muraszko, M Girton, EH Oldfield.

Invited Speaker

April, 1989
Neurosurgery resident lecture, Walter Reed Hospital. Neurosurgical manifestations of von Hippel-Lindau’s disease.

August, 1989
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Georgetown University. Spinal Cord Hemangioblastomas.

July, 1990
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Wayne State University. Mechanism of cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage.

April 5, 1991
Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Mechanism of Vasospasm.
Jay K. Morgan, M.D.

November, 1991
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Henry Ford Hospital. Neurosurgical Management of Von Hippel-Lindau’s disease. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, SUNY Buffalo, Mechanism of Vasospasm.

12/03
Nursing Seminar Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

02/04
Trauma Symposium, Washoe Medical Center.

October, 2010
CD Horizon Solera Training

Community Service

November 6, 1991
Fairbanks Elementary School, Neurosurgery

February 17, 1992
Beaubien Middle School, Neurosurgery

Nevada, 2000
Trustee Bethel AME, Sparks

Dr. Morgan was very professional explained everything in detail so I could understand. He actually shows he cared about me personally. He has amazing bedside manner, he has a way of keeping you calm in a scary situation.