The University of Arizona

Wayne Morgan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology
Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine


Wayne Morgan, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology and Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Morgan’s clinical interests include asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and pediatric sleep medicine. He is nationally recognized for his expertise as a respiratory physiologist and has helped to develop innovative lung function testing methods for infants and young children. He is a core member of the research team conducting the Tucson Childrens Respiratory Study. This is a longitudinal study of childhood respiratory health from infancy through late adolescence. It is unique in this country and has substantively added to our understanding of risk factors for asthma and clarified the phenotypes of wheezing illness in young children. Dr. Morgan is also an accomplished educator and has received several teaching awards for his skills in teaching respiratory physiology, clinical pediatrics, and pediatric pulmonary medicine. He is principal investigator of the Tucson Field Center of the National Inner City Asthma Study. This is an NIAID/NIH funded study of environmental and physician education/feedback interventions to improve the outcome of children with asthma who live in the inner city. He is also the chair of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis and Director of the Tucson Cystic Fibrosis Center. Finally, Dr. Morgan is Associate Head of Academic Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics.

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