Margie Morgan, PhD

Associate Professor, Pathology
Scientific Director, Microbiology

Phone: 310-423-4778


  • Microbiology

Education and Training

  • University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; MS, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Fellowship in Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Medical Microbiology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Rapid detection of blood culture pathogens
  • Detection of hospital acquired infections
  • Herbal medications for bacterial pathogen killing

Awards and Activities

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Past-President, American Society for Microbiology, Southern California chapter

Selected Publications

  • Deck MR, Anderson ES, Coull JM, Crystal B, Fuchs M, et al. Multicenter Evaluation of the Staphylococcus QuickFISH Method for Simultaneous Identification of Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase Negative Staphylococci Directly from Blood Culture Bottles in less than Thirty Minutes. J Clin Microbiol 2012:50:1994-98.
  • Sande L, Sanchez M, Montes J, Wolf AJ, Morgan MA, Omri A, Liu GY. Liposomal encapsulation of vancomycin improves killing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a murine infection model. J Antimicrobial Chemo Ther 2012;67:2101-2104.
  • Morgan M, Marlowe E, Della-Latta P, Salimnia H, Novak-Weekley S, Wu F, Crystal BS. A 1.5 Hour Procedure for Identification of Enterococcus Species Directly from Blood Cultures. J Vis Exp 2011; 10: pii: 2616. doi: 10.3791/2616.
  • Fujitani S, George WL,Morgan MA, Nichols S, Murthy AR. Implications for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization associated with Clostridium difficile infections. Am J Infect Control 2011:39:188-93.

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