JAY K. MORGAN, MD, FAANS
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 cerebralvascular 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 approved by the FDA in 2020.
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
Dr. Morgan is available for appointments at these office Locations:
Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511
5070 Ion Dr. #200
Sparks, NV 89436
Dr. Morgan Curriculum
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1993 – Present
Private Practice Neurosurgeon
Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Reno, Nevada
1972 – 1976
Secondary School: Columbus Academy
1976 – 1980
Ohio State University
1980 – 1984
Ohio State University
1988 – 1989
National Institutes of Health
1985 – 1990
Bachelor of Arts (Major: Chemistry)
Doctor of Medicine
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
National Board of Medical Examiners
Honors and Awards
Lifetime Acheivement Award – Nevada Business Magazine
C.H. Woods Award
Cushing Award – AANS Annual Meeting
Roessler Research Scholarship
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
Jan. 1988 – Dec. 1989
Medical Staff Fellowship
National Institutes of Health
July 1985 – Dec. 1990
Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan
Residency in Neurosurgery
July 1984 – June 1985
Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internship in General Surgery
Nevada – July 1993 – Present
Michigan – January 1991
Maryland – September 1991
July 1980 – June 1984
Student National Medical Association
July 1981 – June 1982
1981, 1982, 1983
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
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
June 1984 – June 1992
The Ohio State University Alumni Association
International Stroke Society
Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery
American Heart Association, Stroke Fellow
Washoe County Medical Society
Nevada State Medical Association
Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Continuing Medical Education
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Medisonics Transcranial Doppler
BNI Spine Workshop
Spine Instrumentation Applications
Medtronic Prestige LP Cervical DiscSystem Training
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.
Neuroscience Lab Surgical Assistant
Central Nervous System Implantation Lab
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.
Primate Model of Vasospasm
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.
Neurosurgery resident lecture, Walter Reed Hospital. Neurosurgical manifestations of von Hippel-Lindau’s disease.
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Georgetown University. Spinal Cord Hemangioblastomas.
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Wayne State University. Mechanism of cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
April 5, 1991
Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Mechanism of Vasospasm.
Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Henry Ford Hospital. Neurosurgical Management of Von Hippel-Lindau’s disease. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, SUNY Buffalo, Mechanism of Vasospasm.
Nursing Seminar Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Trauma Symposium, Washoe Medical Center.
CD Horizon Solera Training
November 6, 1991
Fairbanks Elementary School, Neurosurgery
February 17, 1992
Beaubien Middle School, Neurosurgery
Trustee Bethel AME, Sparks