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Morgan Cox, MD, MHS

House Staff
Start Year: 
2014
College/University: 
Butler University
Medical School: 
Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Surgical Education

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I sought out a top general surgery program that would prepare me to compete for top fellowship programs regardless of specialty. I initially wasn't seeking required research time, but I loved the wide variety of opportunities at Duke during those research years to further my academic career within residency. What sold me on Duke were the people I met on my interview. I had great conversations with all the residents I met as well as the attendings that made themselves available throughout the weekend. 

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • Diverse and advanced clinical cases 
  • Great support of residents from the program director and chair of surgery
  • Protected and funded research time with flexibility to develop project within your interests
  • Amazing residents who are supportive and hard-working. Duke Surgery gets the job done.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Enjoy the last couple of months before residency; travel, read, visit family and friends. This will be difficult once residency starts. 

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

  • Affordable
  • Minimal snow but still has four seasons
  • Great food and drinks
  • Active outdoor lifestyle

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Synderman Award winner recognizing outstanding educational research by GME trainee
  • 2018 Duke Clinical Research Day Poster Session 3rd Place Poster for Exceptional Clinical Research
  • 2017 American College of Surgeons 2017 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Top Ten
  • 2017 GSIG Resident Educator Award (Duke University)

Publications

Marquis-Gravel, Guillaume, Amanda Stebbins, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Morgan L. Cox, J Kevin Harrison, G Chad Hughes, Vinod H. Thourani, et al. “Geographic Access to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Centers in the United States: Insights From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry.” Jama Cardiol, June 10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.1725.

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Cox, Morgan L., Zhi-De Deng, Hannah Palmer, Amanda Watts, Lysianne Beynel, Jonathan R. Young, Sarah H. Lisanby, John Migaly, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “Utilizing transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance laparoscopic technical skills training: A randomized controlled trial.” Brain Stimul 13, no. 3 (May 2020): 863–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.03.009.

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Leraas, Harold J., Morgan L. Cox, Kristen E. Rhodin, Kyle Freischlag, Brian F. Gilmore, Doreen Chang, Ranjan Sudan, John Haney, and John Migaly. “Medical Student Involvement and Learning Objectives in Morbidity and Mortality Conferences: A National Survey of the Association for Surgical Education's Committee of Clerkship Directors.” J Surg Educ 77, no. 1 (January 2020): 138–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.07.010.

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Rymer, Jennifer A., Zhuokai Li, Morgan L. Cox, Muath Bishawi, Andrzej S. Kosinski, David J. Cohen, Andrew Wang, et al. “Pre- Versus Post-Procedure Health Care Resource Utilization in Patients Undergoing Commercial Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 23 (December 9, 2019): 2416–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2019.09.056.

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Wang, Alice, Zhuokai Li, Jennifer A. Rymer, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Babatunde Yerokun, Morgan L. Cox, Brian C. Gulack, et al. “Relation of Postdischarge Care Fragmentation and Outcomes in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation from the STS/ACC TVT Registry.” Am J Cardiol 124, no. 6 (September 15, 2019): 912–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.06.005.

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Nasir, Basil S., Michael S. Mulvihill, Yaron D. Barac, Muath Bishawi, Morgan L. Cox, Dominick J. Megna, John C. Haney, Jacob A. Klapper, Mani A. Daneshmand, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Single lung transplantation in patients with severe secondary pulmonary hypertension.” J Heart Lung Transplant 38, no. 9 (September 2019): 939–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2019.06.014.

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Freischlag, Kyle, Brian Ezekian, Paul M. Schroder, Michael S. Mulvihill, Morgan L. Cox, Matthew G. Hartwig, and Stuart Knechtle. “A Propensity-matched Survival Analysis: Do Simultaneous Liver-lung Transplant Recipients Need a Liver?” In Transplantation, 103:1675–82, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002529.

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Moore, Carrie B., Morgan L. Cox, Michael S. Mulvihill, Jacob Klapper, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Challenging 30-day mortality as a site-specific quality metric in non-small cell lung cancer.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 158, no. 2 (August 2019): 570-578.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.02.123.

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Kogon, Brian E., Matthew E. Oster, Amelia Wallace, Karen Chiswell, Kevin D. Hill, Morgan L. Cox, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Sara Pasquali, Tara Karamlou, and Marshall L. Jacobs. “Readmission After Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 6 (June 2019): 1816–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.009.

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Turner, M. C., M. D. Talbott, C. Reed, Z. Sun, M. L. Cox, B. Ezekian, K. L. Sherman, C. R. Mantyh, and J. Migaly. “Disparities in colostomy reversal after Hartmann's procedure for diverticulitis.” Tech Coloproctol 23, no. 5 (May 2019): 445–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-019-01995-y.

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