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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

Languages Spoken


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

134 Ratings

Patient Comments (23)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Morgan was very direct, specific, factual, professional and kind. *** He was great.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I found Dr. Morgan an intelligent, caring listener *** I am grateful he recommended blood test as the true origin of my condition has not yet been pinpointed. ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2022

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Morgan is the best. I am so grateful for him and his team.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Overall a very positive experience. Labs and tests were ordered. I scheduled them when I got homeReally Great experience

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Morgan is an expert in his field. He's brilliant and kind. How rare is that? *** Dr. Morgan gave me knowledge and information to deal with this traumatic experience, and was gracious and kind at the same time.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** The receptionist never greeted us was ver abrupt but other members were helpful. I realize my app. Was added at the end of the day to get me in. For that I am grateful. I had looked forward to this visit as the paperwork I completed showed a very caring Dr. However Dr. Morgan never greeted me told me to sit in the chair and put a cover in my hand 2 block one eye and started barking off instructions. *** I was very frustrated. When I finally spoke and he realized Icould put sentences together he changed and became more obliging. At the end of my visit he engaged me in a conversation about my English heritage. Apologized for his abruptness and we parted friends. I believe he he had a difficult patient with children before me hence the abruptness.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
*** Dr. Morgan was very precise and thorough in his check up for my eyes. He was concerned and asked questions. He gave me instructions that were easy to understand.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Morgan was excellent, he knew an went over my medical history with me. He answers all my questions and was patient with me because this illness is new for me he did not rush me. Dr. Morgan listen to my concerns and I received the best care and treatment right away . I'm truly thankful for this.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Morgan is among the finest specialists I have ever seen. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Morgan is very thorough in his exam and is willing to explain his findings and answer my questions.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
First visit with Dr. Morgan. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Very good people skills also.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I am very happy with this provider.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I always have a great experience when I come to see Dr. Morgan, he and his staff are the best. The girls out front are so nice and friendly

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, ***

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.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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