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Glenn Morrison, M.D.

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Glenn  Morrison, M.D.


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  • English


  • Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests

Pediatric neurosurgery with special interest in brain tumors, epilepsy surgery, and craniofacial, complex hydrocephalus, and spinal dysraphism

Research Interests

Epilepsy surgery and brain tumors


Books & Monographs:

Morrison, G., “Effect of the Endocrine System on the Preference
for Alcohol in Rats”, Colgate University Press, submitted to the
Department of Psychology, Colgate University in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, June 1962.

Morrison, G.,”Placental Progesterone Biogenesis”, Case Western
Reserve University Press, submitted to Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, January 1967.

Morrison, G., “Human Toxicology of Pesticides”, in Principles and
Practices of the Analytical Chemistry of Pesticides, Ed. L.A.
Richardson, Department of Health, Education and Welfare,
April 1970.

Morrison, G., “Primates in Pesticide Research”, in Medical
Primatology 1970, Proc. 2nd Conf. Exp. Med. Surg. Primates,
New York, 1979, pp 843 - 846, S. Karger, Basel, 1971.

Morrison, G., “Common Neurological Problems”, Pediatric
Emergencies, Variety Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida,
February 1975.

Morrison, G., Hegarty, W.M., Brausch, C., Caeteb, T.J., White, R.J.,
“Direct Surgical Obliteration of a Persistent Trigeminal Artery
Aneurysm”, Yearbook of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Ed. Dejong
RN & Lugar O., Yearbook Medical Publishers, Chicago, 1975.

White, R.J., Morrison, G., “The Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves and
Autonomic System” in Brief Textbook of Surgery, Artz C.P., Cohen
J., Davis J.H., eds., WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 1976,
pp. 606 - 625.

Rekate, H., Nulsen, F., Mack H., Morrison, G., “Establishing the
Diagnosis of Shunt Independence”, Monogr Neural Sci., 1982:8,
223 -226 (Karger, Basel).


Books & Monographs: (CONT.)

Morrison, G., “Increased Intracranial Pressure”, Getting to the
Heart of the Matter, Miami Children's Hospital Press, 1987.

Peacock, W.J., Comair, Y., Hoffman, H.J., Montes, J.L., Morrison, G.,
“Special Considerations for Epilepsy Surgery in Childhood”, ed.
Engle, J., Surgical Treatment of the Epilepsies, 2nd Ed.,Raven Press,
New York, 1993, pp 541 - 548.

Prats, A.R., Morrison, G., Wolf, A.L., “ Focal Cortical Resections
for the Treatment of Extratemporal Epilepsy in Children”, ed.
Winn, H.R., Mayberg, M.R., Neurosurgery clinics of North America,
W.B.Saunders Co., Philadelphia,1995, pp 533 - 540.

Morrison, G., “Extratemporal Epilepsy in Children”,
in Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Operative
Techniques in Pediatric Neurosurgery, eds., Albright, A.L., Pollack,IF,
Adelson, P.D., Thieme, New York, 1997.

Duchowny, M., and Morrison, G., “Classification and Evaluation
of Epilepsy”, in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Surgery of the Developing
Nervous System,4th Edition, McLone, DG, ed., W.B. Saunders Co.,
Phila., PA, 2001.

Morrison, G., “Pediatric Aspects of the Surgical Treatment of
Neocortical Epilepsies”, Siegel, A.M., ed., Neocortical Epilepsy
Symposium 1998, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
Lebanon, NH, 2000.

Morrison, G., “Extratemporal Resections”, Textbook of Neurological
Surgery, Batjer, HH, and Loftus, CM, eds., Lippincott-Raven Publ.,
Phila., PA, 2000, in press.

Morrison, G., “Temporal and Extratemporal Lobe Resections for
Childhood Intractable Epilepsy”, Park, TS, Assoc. Ed., Winn, HR,ed.,
Youmans Neurolog


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1974 Neurosurgery Residency
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1968 Fellowship
National Communications Disease Center
1967 Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1967 Fellowship
The National Hospital for Neurological Disease
1967 M.D.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1962 Undergraduate
Colgate University
1962 National Science Foundation Fellow


Dr. Glenn Morrison has been practicing neurological surgery in South Florida since 1974.

 He was born in Philadelphia and moved to Cleveland 16 years later. After meeting his wife in High School and graduating from college he returned to medical school at Case Western Reserve during which time he spent time at Queen's Square in London studying neurology. While a medical student he did steroid chemistry research under NIH auspices and made and reported a new discovery. After an internship he spent two years doing NIH funded research on primates in the United States Public Health Service and then returned to University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio for his Neurosurgical Residency.

 Dr. Morrison then opened his practice of neurological surgery in South Florida by joining two well established neurosurgeons. His practice flourished and he became involved with multiple hospitals and in the institutions of his specialty. He has served as the president of the Greater Miami Neurosurgical Society, the Florida Neurosurgical Society, the Southern Neurosurgical Society, the Greater Miami Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and the Miami Medical Forum. He has served on, and chaired, multiple boards in several hospitals, but most notably Miami Children's Hospital where he has severed as Chief of Neurosurgery, Chief of Surgery, Board of Directors, Medical Board, and most Hospital committees.

 Dr. Morrison is a member of multiple neurosurgical organizations which include the Neurosurgical Society of America, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Southern Neurosurgical Society, the American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons, the International Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons, and the American Epilepsy Society. H

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (and served for years as the Chief of the local applicant committee and as a Governor of the College). Dr. Morrison has been recognized by many of the "Who's Who" organizations, including the "Who's Who Physicians in America", "Best Doctors in America", and many others.

 Dr. Morrison was involved in founding the Pediatric Neurosurgical Alliance between Miami Children's Hospital and the University of Miami and joined the full time faculty where he is a Professor of Neurological Surgery of the University of Miami School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the Emeritus Director of Neurological Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

 Dr. Morrison has published numerous articles on various aspects of the neurosciences. His book chapters have been directed toward the treatment of epilepsy in children as have a number of his presentations. The latter include talks on brain tumors, spasticity, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, and most entities involving the nervous system. He has made a large number of oral, as well as written, presentations on various aspects of neurological disorders. He has been an editorial consultant for numerous neurosurgical publications.

 Dr. Morrison continues to be committed to teaching residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, and, indeed, all medical personnel and acquaint them with the wonders of the nervous system. He can be reached (or his nurse, Maria) at 305-662-8386.