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Terry Morgan M.D., Ph.D.

    • Associate Professor of Pathology School of Medicine
    • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine
    • Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship

My lab studies the pathology of pregnancy. Specifically, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms mediating renal blood flow and sodium regulation by the kidney during pregnancy. Recent data suggest that the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system is important in sodium regulation during hypervolemia of pregnancy. Transgenic mice that over-express angiotensinogen do not upregulate renal renin expression and fail to expand their plasma volume. This may be a consequence of differences in renal blood flow early in gestation. How mammals regulate renal blood flow during pregnancy is uncertain. Our mouse cDNA microarray studies suggest that intrarenal histamine production may play an important role.


  • Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah 1998
  • M.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah 2000
  • B.S., University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah 1989
  • Residency:

    • Anatomic Pathology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2000-2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical Pathology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2002-2003
    • Cytopathology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2004-2005
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2003
    • Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology, 2005


  • "Novel Detection of Placental Insufficiency by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Nonhuman Primate." Reproductive Sciences In: , Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 64-73.
  • "Uses and limitations of IgG4 positive plasma cells in evaluating ulcerative colitis." Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases In: , Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.12.2017, p. 428-429.
  • "Establishment and characterization of a novel murine model of pancreatic cancer cachexia." Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle In: , Vol. 8, No. 5, 01.10.2017, p. 824-838.
  • "IFPA meeting 2015 workshop report IV : placenta and obesity; stem cells of the feto-maternal interface; placental immunobiology and infection." Placenta In: , Vol. 48, 01.12.2016, p. S17-S20.
  • "Discordant Mutations in Paired Primary and Metastatic Endometrial Adenocarcinomas Identified by Semiconductor-Based Sequencing for Rapid Cancer Genotyping." Reproductive Sciences In: , Vol. 23, No. 11, 01.11.2016, p. 1575-1579.
  • "Editorial : Uteroplacental mingling: Who’s kissing uNK?" Journal of Leukocyte Biology In: , Vol. 100, No. 4, 01.10.2016, p. 637-639.
  • "Assessing the genetic architecture of epithelial ovarian cancer histological subtypes." Human Genetics  In: , Vol. 135, No. 7, 01.07.2016, p. 741-756.
  • "Sampling and definitions of placental lesions Amsterdam placental workshop group consensus statement." Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine In: , Vol. 140, No. 7, 01.07.2016, p. 698-713.
  • "Quantitative assessment of placental perfusion by contrast-enhanced ultrasound in macaques and human subjects." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology In: , Vol. 214, No. 3, 01.03.2016.
  • "p16 Staining of Cervical Biopsies May Decrease the Frequency of Unnecessary Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedures." Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease In: , 05.02.2016.
  • "Impact of obesity on uteroplacental immunology and placental pathology." NeoReviews In: , Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. e70-e79.
  • "Role of the Placenta in Preterm Birth : A Review." American Journal of Perinatology In: , Vol. 33, No. 3, 05.01.2016, p. 258-266.
  • "RNA sequencing distinguishes benign from malignant pancreatic lesions sampled by EUS-guided FNA." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy In: , 11.11.2015.
  • "Atopic Dermatitis Is Associated with Cervical High Risk Human Papillomavirus Infection." Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease  In: , Vol. 19, No. 4, 29.10.2015, p. 345-349.
  • "IFPA meeting 2015 workshop report : Mechanistic role of the placenta in fetal programming; biomarkers of placental function and complications of pregnancy; late onset fetal growth restriction surveillance and monitoring." Placenta In: , 14.10.2015.
  • "Familiality analysis of provoked vestibulodynia treated by vestibulectomy supports genetic predisposition." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology In: , 03.08.2015.
  • "Characterization of tubal occlusion after transcervical polidocanol foam (PF) infusion in baboons." Contraception In: , Vol. 92, No. 2, 01.08.2015, p. 96-102.
  • "Shared genetics underlying epidemiological association between endometriosis and ovarian cancer." Human Molecular Genetics  In: , Vol. 24, No. 20, 05.06.2015, p. 5955-5964.
  • "Hybrid capture 2 is as effective as PCR testing for high-risk human papillomavirus in head and neck cancers." Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology In: , Vol. 23, No. 4, 22.04.2015, p. 266-272.
  • "Vitamin C supplementation ameliorates the adverse effects of nicotine on placental hemodynamics and histology in nonhuman primates." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology In: , Vol. 212, No. 3, 01.03.2015.
  • "Immunocytochemical analysis of the cervical pap smear." Methods in Molecular Biology  In: , Vol. 1249, 2015, p. 203-212.
  • "Placental insufficiency is a leading cause of preterm labor." NeoReviews In: , Vol. 15, No. 12, 01.12.2014, p. e518-e525.
  • "Immunocytochemical analysis of the cervical Pap smear."   Cervical Cancer: Methods and Protocols. Springer New York, 2014. p. 203-212.
  • "Amniotic fluid infection, inflammation, and colonization in preterm labor with intact membranes." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  In: , Vol. 210, No. 2, 02.2014.
  • "Reducing misclassification bias in cervical dysplasia risk factor analysis with p16-based diagnoses." Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease In: , Vol. 18, No. 3, 2014, p. 266-272.
  • "Histopathologic characteristics of menopausal vestibulodynia." Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey In: , Vol. 69, No. 5, 2014, p. 256-257.
  • "CD4-positive T-cell recruitment in primary-provoked localized vulvodynia : Potential insights into disease triggers." Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease In: , Vol. 18, No. 2, 2014, p. 195-201.
  • "Histopathologic characteristics of menopausal vestibulodynia." Obstetrics and Gynecology In: , Vol. 122, No. 4, 10.2013, p. 787-793.
  • "Placental villous hypermaturation is associated with idiopathic preterm birth." Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine  In: , Vol. 26, No. 7, 05.2013, p. 647-653.
  • "Human pancreatic cancer fusion 2 (HPC2) 1-B3 : A novel monoclonal antibody to screen for pancreatic ductal dysplasia." Cancer cytopathology In: , Vol. 121, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 37-46.

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