2012 3:48:02 PM

John E. Morrison, Jr., MD, FACS

Vice Chair of Education

Professor of Clinical Surgery
Chief, Section of General Surgery


LSU Healthcare Network Clinic
3700 St. Charles Ave., 3rd floor
New Orleans, LA  70115
Phone: (504) 412-1325
Fax: (504) 412-1498

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Academic Office

LSU Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue, 7th floor
New Orleans, LA  70112

Phone: (504) 903-9002
Fax:  (504) 568-4633



B.S. -  Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
September 1971 – May 1975

M.D. -  Louisiana State University
Medical Center,  New Orleans, Louisiana
September 1975 – May 1979



Surgical Residency – Department of General Surgery
Louisiana State University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Charity Hospital System of Louisiana
July 1979- June 1983

Clinical Externship- Mercy Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana
1976- 1977

Pathology Externship- Charity Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

Clinical Rotation Department of Developmental Therapeutics
M.D.Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana April 28, 1953, he attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans from 1975 to 1979 when he graduated.He completed his residency in General Surgery at LSU Medical School Department of Surgery: Charity Hospital of Louisiana, training from 1979 to 1983.He maintained a General Surgery Private Practice in Louisiana and Alabama from 1979 to 2007. His private practice included general, thoracic, gynecologic surgery as well as endoscopy with 20+ years experience in minimally invasive surgery.He became Associate Professor of Surgery at LSU Department of Surgery at Earl K Long Hospital in November 2007 and holds that position until the present. He is the site director for medical students’ surgery rotation at Earl K Long Hospital since 2009 and has been the head of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Earl K Long Hospital from 2009 to present.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1986, served as a board member for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons from 2008 through 2010 and currently reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery.

His main interest is in minimally invasive surgery which includes lectures and participating in teaching courses on minimally invasive surgery in the USA, China, Germany, Italy, Australia, Cambodia and Vietnam. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of minimally invasive surgery. He also is interested in medical student and surgical resident education and training through simulation.

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Upper and Lower GI Surgery with Inguinal and Incisional Hernia Repair
Solid Organ Surgery
Thoracoscopy and Pulmonary

Complex Hernia Repairs with Component Separation

Teaching Activities

Medical Student Education
Surgical Resident Education
Training through simulation

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Current President for the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons
Countries lectured and participated in education include Bulgaria and Romania
Medical Director for the Department of Corrections, 2018 - 2020

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