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John M Morton

John M Morton (650) 725-9777
Personal bio
Dr. John Morton is Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University serving as Section Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of both Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Quality. He also heads the Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship and the Stanford Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SCORE) and is Co-Director of the Stanford Digestive Health Center. Dr. Morton received undergraduate, Masters in Public Health, and Medical Doctor Degree from Tulane University and a Masters in Health Administration from University of Washington. He was the first surgical resident to receive a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship in the programâ??s history at University of Washington and also completed an advanced laparoscopic fellowship at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He served on Capitol Hill as Senator Bill Fristâ??s Health Policy Intern. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters with over 200 national and international oral presentations. His research has focused on quality improvement and bariatric surgery and has published influential articles on patient safety, adolescent bariatric surgery, diabetes and gastric bypass, fertility and birth outcomes following weight loss surgery, probiotics, pre-operative weight loss, endoscopy, and impact of gastric bypass upon alcohol metabolism and cardiac risk factors. He led two FDA Pivotal Trials and has received funding from National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons. He serves as editor of two books and on the editorial boards of Obesity Surgery, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Bariatric Times, Journal of Surgical Case Reports and World Journal of Gastroenterology. His research efforts have been recognized by the Society for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) receiving the Golden Laparoscope as 2008 Young Investigator of the Year. As a teacher, Dr. Morton has received five teaching awards at Stanford University in 8 years including the 2008 Arthur Bloomfield Clinical Teacher of the Year and 2011 Henry J. Kaiser Teaching Award.

Currently teaching
SURG 299: Directed Reading in Surgery (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
SURG 399: Graduate Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
SURG 370: Medical Scholars Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
SURG 199: Undergraduate Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
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