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Michael Morgan, MD, PhD

Michael Morgan, MD, PhD



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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Michael L. Morgan, MD joined the University Hospitals Eye Institute in 2015 and serves as the director of clinical neuro-ophthalmology with an additional appointment in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Morgan is fellowship-training in neuro-ophthalmology with certification in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He received his MD & PhD degrees with graduate research in neuroscience on vision motion processing in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis. He then completed a neurology residency at Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, followed by a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology. 

Dr. Morgan's clinical interests encompass aspects of neuro-ophthalmology involving afferent (incoming) neural aspects of vision and movements and alignment of the eyes. He treats patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), optic neuritis, non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis / arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and diplopia, including ocular myasthenia gravis and thyroid eye disease, and visual problems resulting from strokes and brain tumors. He works closely with colleagues within the Department of Ophthalmology, the Department of Neurology, and the Department of Neurosurgery at University Hospitals.

Dr. Morgan teaches medical students and residents in both ophthalmology and neurology. At the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he teaches fundamentals of the visual pathways to students in their pre-clinical years. Dr. Morgan enjoys having interested students join him again in their clinical years. Within the UH Eye Institute, he teaches every resident in an intensive two-month rotation on neuro-ophthalmology. He was named Attending of the Year for 2018-2019 to honor his unrelenting commitment to resident education. He leads an organization of Grand Rounds and serves on the accreditation committee for the ophthalmology residency. He also lectures residents in the Department of Neurology and leads the monthly joint Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference involving both the ophthalmology and neurology departments. He is active in the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society to update area ophthalmologists on neuro-ophthalmology. As a North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society member, he serves on the Continuing Medical Education Committee and Patient Information Committee to educate both other doctors and patients on neuro-ophthalmological diseases. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology.


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 3200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

UH Westlake Health Center

950 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

Patient Experience Reviews

4.3 out of 5

142 Ratings

Patient Comments (23)

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Morgan takes the time to listen to you, lets you ask questions, and doesn't make you feel stupid for asking questions related to your health. I had that happen to me recently with another provider, who was dismissive. I can honestly say that Dr. Morgan takes your concerns seriously, and respects the patient.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Morgan is one of the best doctors I have encountered in my lifetime. I hope he gets the recognition that he deserves for his work with rare eye conditions. I'm so grateful that he is in the Cleveland area for those of us with rare eye issues. It is of great comfort to those who feel alone with conditions that no one else has heard of or understands. Thank you, Dr. Morgan.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I am tired of the delays, starting with MOT direct connection to Doctors office using automated system is HORRIBLE!! Waited in Check up room always , Doctors and staff are always BEHIND ! I get there on TIME (EARLY) it is very discouraging, looking for better CARE FOR MY VISION !

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I felt comfortable with the procedures and recommendations provided for me. My son was with me and he, too, was included in the conversation and listened to. I feel I can make a reasonable decision concerning my visual questions and now have his help.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Morgan is great but the scheduling needs to be fixed. ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I rate Dr Morgan at or near the top in all regards.Would not want to see anyone else. I respect him and his staff.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Everyone was awesome!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good doctor

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Morgan is obviously a very brilliant doctor, ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Morgan was very patient, listened to my story, and was very thorough in his exam and in reviewing my records and case. His recommendations made sense and I felt that he did a thorough job of evaluating my case.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
The doctor was terrific.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
He seems like an extremely intelligent and proficient Dr., but his bedside manner was a little off putting. Definitely not very friendly or welcoming. I would still refer him to friends, but would warn about lack of people skills.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
very professional and knowledgeable. I have great respect for him

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
i have a lot of confidence in Dr. Morgan and his staff.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr Morgan is one of the most knowledgeable, thorough physicians I have ever seen. He is working with me to figure this condition out and has not given up. I appreciate all the care he has given me and wouldn't go anywhere else. He is the best of the best!!

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Morgan has a terrible bedside manner and was rude. He is intelligent and knows what he's talking about, but had a way of saying things and answered questions in a way that made us feel stupid. Unfortunately he is the only Neuro Opthamoligist in the area within an hour or so from our house in our insurance network.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I was very nervous about seeing Dr. Morgan, however, he made me feel comfortable and less afraid. He carefully explained my condition and why it wasn't as dangerous as the referring doctor believed. He provided me with a pamphlet describing my condition, which was a lot easier to read than just surfing the internet and trying to find a reliable source.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
A helpful and comprehensive visit.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
The provider was very knowledgeable,polite,considerate,patient and prompt and concerned.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
*** he is a good doctor.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
excellent experience

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
best doctor I'VE every had really cared about my health and got me to the health care I really needed GOD through him put me on the road to recovery

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Everything went well, always had a good experience with him. I fill that the medication is really helping.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship | Neuro-Ophthalmology
Neuro-Ophthalmology - Methodist Hospital (Houston) (2013 - 2015)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2009 - 2013)

Medical Education
Washington University School Of Medicine In St Louis (2009)

University Of Mississippi (2000)

Rice University (1997)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

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As of December 31, 2016, Michael Morgan did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.