Research: Dr. Morgan’s research has been focused on the mechanisms that determine sensitivity of mitochondria to anesthesia. Children with mitochondrial disorders have a high likelihood of undergoing a surgical procedure at some point in their treatment, often coupled with complications from anesthesia. One of Dr. Morgan’s major research aims is to help tailor anesthesia by dosage and type to provide the lowest dosage possible for children with mitochondrial diseases.
Patient Care: Seattle Children’s mitochondrial patients undergoing procedures requiring anesthesia have already experienced Dr. Morgan’s dogged commitment to their best possible outcome. Families credit his compassionate concern and willingness to individualize anesthesia to their child’s condition with allaying much of the anxiety connected with surgery.