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Peter E. Morris, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Peter E. Morris, M.D.

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Clinical Specialties

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Shock, Lung Injury, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Critical Care

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Department: 336-716-2011

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Saint John's University , 1981
  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College , 1985
  • Internship, Medicine, Vanderbilt University School o, 1986
  • Residency, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center, 1988
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, Vanderbilt University School o, 1991

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  • 1083699102
Peter E. Morris, M.D.

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Peter E. Morris, M.D.

Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging

Research Interests

critical/intensive care medici, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, epidemiology, health services, research/outc, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, infectious diseases, nutrition, pain, rehabilitation, surgery/trauma/burns/trauma

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4325 | Department: 336-716-2011

Recent Publications

Files DC, Xiao K, Zhang T, Liu C, Qian J, Zhao W, Morris PE, Delbono O, Feng X. The posterior cricoarytenoid muscle is spared from MuRF1-mediated muscle atrophy in mice with acute lung injury. PLoS One. 2014;9(1):e87587.

Needham DM, Wozniak AW, Hough CL, Morris PE, Dinglas VD, Jackson JC, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Ely EW, Colantuoni E, Hopkins RO. Risk factors for physical impairment after acute lung injury in a national, multicenter study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;189(10):1214-1224.

Cartwright MS, Kwayisi G, Griffin LP, Sarwal A, Walker FO, Harris JM, Berry MJ, Chahal PS, Morris PE. Quantitative neuromuscular ultrasound in the intensive care unit. Muscle Nerve. 2013;47(2):255-259.

Freeman BD, Morris PE. The ideal timing of tracheostomy remains uncertain [reply to letter]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(3):e31.

Guntupalli K, Dean N, Morris PE, Bandi V, Margolis B, Rivers E, Levy M, Lodato RF, Ismail PM, Reese A, Schaumberg JP, Malik R, Dellinger RP. A phase 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of talactoferrin in patients with severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(3):706-716.

Freeman BD, Morris PE. Not all indications for tracheostomy are created equal [reply to letter]. Crit Care. 2013;41(5):e59-e60.

Blum JM, Morris PE, Martin GS, Gong MN, Bhagwanjee S, Cairns CB, Cobb JP. United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group. Chest. 2013;143(3):808-813.

Engel HJ, Needham DM, Morris PE, Gropper MA. ICU early mobilization: from recommendation to implementation at three medical centers. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(9 Suppl 1):S69-S80.

Freeman BD, Stwalley D, Lambert D, Edler J, Morris PE, Medvedev S, Hohmann SF, Kymes SM. High resource utilization does not affect mortality in acute respiratory failure patients managed with tracheostomy. Respir Care. 2013;58(11):1863-1872.

Needham DM, Dinglas VD, Morris PE, Jackson JC, Hough CL, Mendez-Tellez PA, Wozniak AW, Colantuoni E, Ely EW, Rice TW, Hopkins RO. Physical and cognitive performance of patients with acute lung injury 1 year after initial trophic versus full enteral feeding. EDEN trial follow-up. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;188(5):567-576.

Berry MJ, Morris PE. Early exercise rehabilitation of muscle weakness in acute respiratory failure patients. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2013;41(4):208-215.

McCrory M, Gower E, Morris P, Simpson S. Off-hours admission and mortality in pediatric intensive care [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A135.

Dhar S, Sarwal A, Files DC, Berry M, Hauser J, Campbell P, Thompson C, Morris P. Muscle ultrasound and short physical performance battery (SPPB) to predict ICU functional outcomes [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A89.

Parry S, Sarwal A, Cartwright M, Morris P Denehy L. Reliability of quantitative muscle ultrasound analysis in the critically ill population [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A108.


Calfee CS, Gallagher D, Abbott J, Thompson BT, Matthay MA, Hite RD, Morris P, Howard A, Nesser A, Perez S, et al. Plasma angiopoietin-2 in clinical acute lung injury: prognostic and pathogenetic significance. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(6):1731-1737.

Seeds MC, Grier BL, Suckling BN, Safta AM, Long DL, Waite BM, Morris PE, Hite RD. Secretory phospholipase A2-mediated depletion of phosphatidylglycerol in early acute respiratory distress syndrome. Am J Med Sci. 2012;343(6):446-451.


Freeman BD, Morris PE. Tracheostomy practice in adults with acute respiratory failure. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(10):2890-2896.

Kelley S, Agarwal S, Parikh N, Erslon M, Morris P. Development of postoperative pulmonary complications after admission to general care floor in elective surgery cases [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(12 Suppl):743.

Kelley S, Agarwal S, Parikh N, Erslon M, Morris P. Respiratory insufficiency, arrest and failure among medical patients on the general care floor [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(12 Suppl):764.

Kelley S, Agarwal S, Parikh N, Erslon M, Morris P. US hospital cost vs Medicare payment by ventilation status [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(12 Suppl):713.


Morris P, Zeno B, Bernard A, Huang X, Simonson S, Bernard G. Safety and tolerability of an ovine-derived polyclonal anti-TNFalpha Fab fragment (AZD9773) in patients with severe sepsis [abstract]. Crit Care. 2011;15(Suppl 1):S93.

Morris PE, Griffin L, Berry M, Thompson C, Hite RD, Winkelman C, Ross A, Dixon L, Leach S, Haponik E, et al. Receiving early mobility during an intensive care unit admission is a predictor of improved outcomes in acute respiratory failure. Am J Med Sci. 2011;341(5):373-377.

Crawford J, Guntupalli KK, Dean NC, Morris PE, Malik RK, Schaunberg JP. Talactoferrin alfa (TLF) reduces mortality across a broad range of patients with severe sepsis [abstract]. J Thorac Oncol. 2011;6(6 Suppl 2):S1487.

Morris PE, Hildreth AN. High-dose vitamin D interventional trials: is there reason to pause? [editorial]. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011;77(12):1139-1140.

Hite RD, Seeds MC, Morris PE, Grier BL, Waite BM, Douglas IS, Hudson LD, Goodman RB. Regulation of secretory A2 phospholipase activity in persistent ARDS [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181():A6474.

Ross AG, Morris PE. Safety and barriers to care. Crit Care Nurse. 2010;30(2 Suppl):S11-S13.

Guntupalli KK, Dean NC, Morris PE, Bandi V, Margolis BD, Rivers E, Levy MM, Lodato RF, Schaumberg J, Malik RK, et al. Talactoferrin alfa reduces mortality in severe sepsis: results of a phase 2 randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181(1 Meeting Abstracts):A6768.


Lanspa M, Brown S, Grissom C, Morris P, Malik R, Pittman J, Dean N. Talactoferrin may confer increased survival in patients with septic shock and systolic cardiac dysfunction [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(12 Suppl):Abstr 757.

Levy M, Guntupalli K, Dellinger R, Dean N, Morris P, Bandi V, Margolis B, Rivers E, Lodato R, Schaumberg J. Talactoferrin alfa reduces 3 and 6 month all-cause mortality in patients with severe sepsis [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(12 Suppl):abstr 26.




Munro CL, Morris PE. Seasonal influenza: protect your patients by protecting yourself [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2009;18(5):396-398.


Morris PE, Papadakos P, Russell JA, Wunderink R, Schuster DP, Truwit JD, Vincent J-L, Bernard GR. A double-blind placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2008;36(3):782-788.

Morris PE, Goad A, Thompson C, Taylor K, Harry B, Passmore L, Ross A, Howard A, Hite RD, Haponik E, et al. Early intensive care unit mobility therapy in the treatment of acute respiratory failure. Crit Care Med. 2008;36(8):2238-2243.

Morris PE, Dracup K. Could multicenter trials optimize the cost of prolonged mechanical ventilation? [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2008;17(1):8-10.

Dracup K, Morris PE. How will they learn? [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2008;17(4):306-309.

Dracup K, Morris PE. Passing the torch: the challenge of handoffs [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2008;17(2):95-97.

Morris PE, Dracup K. Foundations of evidence-based practice: critical care trial networks [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2008;17(3):190-193.

Morris PE, Dracup K. Time for a tool to measure moral distress? [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2008;17(5):398-401.

Morris PE. Preface. Crit Care Clin. 2007;23(1):ix-xi.

Morris PE. Moving our critically ill patients: mobility barriers and benefits. Crit Care Clin. 2007;23(1):1-20.

Morris PE, Herridge MS. Early intensive care unit mobility: future directions. Crit Care Clin. 2007;23(1):97-110.

Morris PE. Critical care professionalism in the age of pay-for-performance: from ICUs to outpatient critical care clinics [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2007;16(3):200-203.

Updaw R, Passmore L, Mitten-Long D, Pierce C, Ross A, Wells G, Morris P. Fluid resuscitation volume for septic shock patients was not decreased for echocardiogram-determined left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction patients when managed with early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) [abstract]. Chest. 2007;132(4 Suppl):495S.

Dracup K, Morris PE. Global poverty: a challenge for critical care [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2007;16(6):528-530.

Morris PE, Dracup K. Quality improvement or research? The ethics of hospital project oversight [editorial]. Am J Crit Care. 2007;16(5):424-426.

Rice TW, Wheeler AP, Morris PE, Paz HL, Russell JA, Edens TR, Bernard GR. Safety and efficacy of affinity-purified, anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha, ovine fab for injection (CytoFab) in severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(9):2271-2281.

Daniel A, Owen S, Ross A, Brown J, Ashley A, Bozeman W, Karchmer T, Williamson J, Passmore L, Morris PE, et al. A multi-department strategy for severe sepsis patient resuscitation [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(12 Abstr Suppl):A143.

Morris PE, Holbrook A, Thompson C, Ross A, Anderson L, Baker S, Penley L, Daniel A, Howard A, Passmore L, et al. A mobility protocol for acute respiratory failure patients delivered by an ICU mobility team shortens hospital stay [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(12 Abstr Suppl):A20.

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Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine

Clinical Specialties

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Shock, Lung Injury, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Critical Care

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