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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.


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


  • "Zika virus infection in pregnant rhesus macaques causes placental dysfunction and immunopathology." Nature Communications  In: , Vol. 9, No. 1, 263, 01.12.2018.
  • "Cell- and size-specific analysis of placental extracellular vesicles in maternal plasma and pre-eclampsia." Translational Research  In: , Vol. 201, 01.11.2018, p. 40-48.
  • "Primary mediastinal choriocarcinoma in a female patient : Case report and review of the literature." Gynecologic Oncology Reports  In: , Vol. 26, 01.11.2018, p. 99-101.
  • "Proposal for a Risk-Based Categorization of Uterine Carcinosarcoma." Annals of surgical oncology  In: , Vol. 25, No. 12, 01.11.2018, p. 3676-3684.
  • "Systemic arterial hypertension but not IGF-I treatment stimulates cardiomyocyte enlargement in neonatal lambs." American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology  In: , Vol. 315, No. 5, 01.11.2018, p. R1038-R1048.
  • "Significance of Lymphovascular Space Invasion by the Sarcomatous Component in Uterine Carcinosarcoma." Annals of surgical oncology  In: , Vol. 25, No. 9, 01.09.2018, p. 2756-2766.
  • "Characterizing sarcoma dominance pattern in uterine carcinosarcoma : Homologous versus heterologous element." Surgical Oncology  In: , Vol. 27, No. 3, 01.09.2018, p. 433-440.
  • "Effects of postweaning calorie restriction on accelerated growth and adiponectin in nutritionally programmed microswine offspring." American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology  In: , Vol. 315, No. 2, 20.08.2018, p. R354-R368.
  • "Abnormally adherent and invasive placenta : a spectrum disorder in need of a name." Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology  In: , Vol. 51, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. 165-166.
  • "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.
  • "Ocular and uteroplacental pathology in a macaque pregnancy with congenital Zika virus infection." PLoS One  In: , Vol. 13, No. 1, e0190617, 01.01.2018.
  • "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 2017 workshop report : Clinical placentology, 3D structure-based modeling of placental function, placental bed, and treating placental dysfunction." Placenta  In: , 01.01.2017.
  • "Early first trimester uteroplacental flow and the progressive disintegration of spiral artery plugs : New insights from contrast-enhanced ultrasound and tissue histopathology." Human Reproduction  In: , Vol. 32, No. 12, 01.01.2017, p. 2382-2393.
  • "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.
  • "Significance of histologic pattern of carcinoma and sarcoma components on survival outcomes of uterine carcinosarcoma." Annals of Oncology  In: , Vol. 27, No. 7, mdw161, 01.07.2016, p. 1257-1266.
  • "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.
  • "Association of vitamin D levels and risk of ovarian cancer : A Mendelian randomization study." International Journal of Epidemiology  In: , Vol. 45, No. 5, 01.01.2016, p. 1619-1630.
  • "Image-Guided Hyaluronic Acid Injection and Knee Bracing Significantly Improve Clinical Outcomes for High-Grade Osteoarthritis." Sports Medicine - Open  In: , Vol. 1, No. 1, 31, 01.12.2015.
  • "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.

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