Dr. Robert J. Morrison received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in 2011. He completed his post-graduate surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan in 2017 during which he completed an 18-month NIH funded research fellowship in the Biomedical Engineering with a focus on 3D-printing applications in surgery, patient-specific medical device development, and cartilage tissue engineering. He then completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Complex Airway Reconstruction at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also completed additional education and leadership experiences in patient safety and quality improvement (PS/QI) including the AAMC Teaching 4 Quality curriculum.
Dr. Morrison joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the Laryngology and General Otolaryngology division, developing the Michigan Medicine Program for Complex Airway Reconstruction, and is active in the North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC). Additionally, he is an active member of the Biomedical Engineering-Otolaryngology collaborative consortium and a member of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR). He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and lectures nationally and taught instructional courses on 3D printing and laryngologic disorders.
His clinical expertise is in the treatment of all types of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. He has expertise in phonomicrosurgical techniques for treatment all benign and malignant laryngeal lesions. He also specializes in endoscopic and open complex airway reconstructive surgery for laryngotracheal stenosis. His research interests include 3D-printing applications in surgery, patient-specific medical device development, etiogenesis and treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis, voice outcomes after laryngeal microsurgery, and PS/QI.