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William H Morrison, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1978 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, MD, Medicine
1974 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, BA, General Sciences

Postgraduate Training

1/1982-1/1985 Resident, Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
1/1978-1/1981 Resident, Internal Medicine, Rush Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

1/1985 Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
1/1981 Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Radiation Oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/1996-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Garden AS, Dong L, Morrison WH, Stugis EM, Glisson BS, Frank SJ, Beadle BM, Gunn GB, Schwartz DL, Kies MS, Weber RS, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI. Patterns of Disease Recurrence Following Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer With Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. e-Pub 9/10/2012. PMID: 22975604.
2. Chronowski GM, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Frank SJ, Schwartz DL, Shah SJ, Beadle BM, Gunn GB, Kupferman ME, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI. Unilateral Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Tonsil Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(1):204-9, 5/1/2012. e-Pub 10/20/2011. PMID: 22019242.
3. Nasser QJ, Gombos DS, Williams MD, Guadagnolo BA, Morrison WH, Garden AS, Beadle BM, Canseco E, Esmaeli B. Management of radiation-induced severe anophthalmic socket contracture in patients with uveal melanoma. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 28(3):208-12, 5/2012. PMCID: PMC3359825.
4. Thariat J, Ang KK, Allen PK, Ahamad A, Williams MD, Myers JN, El-Naggar AK, Ginsberg LE, Rosenthal DI, Glisson BS, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Garden AS. Prediction of neck dissection requirement after definitive radiotherapy for head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82(3):e367-74, 3/1/2012. PMID: 22284033.
5. Yom SS, Garden AS, Staerkel GA, Ginsberg LE, Morrison WH, Sturgis EM, Rosenthal DI, Myers JN, Edeiken-Monroe BS. Sonographic Examination of the Neck after Definitive Radiotherapy for Node-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32(8):1532-8, 9/2011. e-Pub 7/14/2011. PMID: 21757532.
6. Skinner HD, Garden AS, Rosenthal DI, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Esmaeli B, Pinnix CC, Frank SJ. Outcomes of malignant tumors of the lacrimal apparatus: the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center experience. Cancer 117(12):2801-10, 6/15/2011. e-Pub 1/10/2011. PMID: 21656758.
7. Schwartz DL, Hutcheson K, Barringer D, Tucker SL, Kies M, Holsinger FC, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Garden AS, Dong L, Lewin JS. Candidate Dosimetric Predictors of Long-Term Swallowing Dysfunction After Oropharyngeal Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(5):1356-65, 12/1/2010. e-Pub 6/18/2010. PMID: 20646872.
8. Frank SJ, Rosenthal DI, Petsuksiri J, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Glisson BS, Chao KS, Schwartz DL, Chronowski GM, El-Naggar AK, Garden AS. Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Cervical Node Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastases from Unknown Head-and-Neck Primary Site: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Outcomes and Patterns of Failure. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(4):1005-10, 11/15/2010. e-Pub 3/6/2010. PMID: 20207504.
9. Moeller BJ, Rana V, Cannon BA, Williams MD, Sturgis EM, Ginsberg LE, Macapinlac HA, Lee JJ, Ang KK, Chao KS, Chronowski GM, Frank SJ, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Weber RS, Garden AS, Lippman SM, Schwartz DL. Prospective Imaging Assessment of Mortality Risk After Head-and-Neck Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(3):667-74, 11/1/2010. e-Pub 2/18/2010. PMID: 20171802.
10. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Liegeois N, Lydiatt DD, Michalski J, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Olencki T, Perlis CS, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Urist MM, Wang LC, Zic JA. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 8(8):836-64, 9/2010. PMID: 20870631.
11. Bhatia A, Rao A, Ang KK, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Evans DB, Clayman G, Sherman SI, Schwartz DL. Anaplastic thyroid cancer: Clinical outcomes with conformal radiotherapy. Head Neck 32(7):829-36, 7/2010. e-Pub 11/2/2009. PMID: 19885924.
12. Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD, Barker JL, Mason B, Garcia JA, Lewin JS, Holsinger FC, Stasney CR, Frank SJ, Schwartz DL, Morrison WH, Garden AS, Ang KK. Simple Carotid-Sparing Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Technique and Preliminary Experience for T1-2 Glottic Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77(2):455-61, 6/1/2010. e-Pub 8/11/2009. PMID: 19679406.
13. Yildirim G, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Sturgis EM, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Schwartz DL, Garden AS. Outcomes of patients with tonsillar carcinoma treated with post-tonsillectomy radiation therapy. Head Neck 32(4):473-80, 4/2010. e-Pub 8/18/2009. PMID: 19691110.
14. Moeller BJ, Rana V, Cannon BA, Williams MD, Sturgis EM, Ginsberg LE, Macapinlac HA, Lee JJ, Ang KK, Chao KS, Chronowski GM, Frank SJ, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Weber RS, Garden AS, Lippman SM, Schwartz DL. Prospective Risk-Adjusted [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography Assessment of Radiation Response in Head and Neck Cancer. J Clin Oncol 27(15):2509-2515, 5/2009. PMID: 19332725.
15. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Hallahan DE, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Liegeois N, Lydiatt DD, Michalski J, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Olencki T, Oseroff AR, Perlis CS, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Urist MM, Wang LC. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Merkel Cell Carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 7(3):322-32, 3/2009. PMID: 19401064.
16. Sulman EP, Schwartz DL, Le TT, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Ahamad A, Kies M, Glisson B, Weber R, Garden AS. IMRT reirradiation of head and neck cancer-disease control and morbitity outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(2):399-409, 2/2009.
17. Rosenthal DI, Chambers MS, Fuller CD, Rubueno NC, Garcia J, Kies MS, Morrison WH, Ang KK, Garden AS. Beam Path Toxicities to Non-Target Structures During Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(3):747-755, 11/2008.
18. Hsu A, Frank SJ, Ballo MT, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Hatef E, Esmaeli B. Postoperative adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy for cancers of the eyelid and conjunctiva. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 24(6):444-9, Nov-Dec, 11/2008. PMID: 19033839.
19. Li H, Zhu XR, Zhang L, Dong L, Tung S, Ahamad A, Chao KS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Schwartz DL, Mohan R, Garden AS. Comparison of 2D radiographic images and 3D cone beam computed tomography for positioning head-and-neck radiotherapy patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(3):916-925, 7/2008.
20. Schwartz DL, Rana V, Shaw S, Yazbeck C, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Hoff A, Evans DB, Clayman GL, Garden AS, Sherman SI. Postoperative radiotherapy for advanced medullary thyroid cancer-Local disease control in the modern era. Head and Neck 30(7):883-888, 7/2008.
21. Allen MW, Schwartz DL, Rana V, Adapala P, Morrison WH, Hanna EY, Weber RS, Garden AS, Ang KK. Long-Term Radiotherapy Outcomes for Nasal Cavity and Septal Cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(2):401-406, 6/2008.
22. Thariat J, Ahamad A, El-Naggar AK, Williams MD, Holsinger FC, Glisson BS, Allen PK, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Ang KK, Garden AS. Outcomes after radiotherapy for basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a case-control study. Cancer 112(12):2698-2709, 6/2008.
23. Demartelaere SL, Roberts D, Burgess MA, Morrison WH, Pisters PW, Sturgis EM, Ho V, Esmaeli B. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy-specific and overall treatment outcomes in patients with cutaneous angiosarcoma of the face with periorbital involvement. Head and Neck 30(5):639-646, 5/2008.
24. Petsuksiri J, Frank SJ, Garden AS, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Chao KS, Rosenthal DI, Schwartz DL, Ahamad A, Esmaeli B. Outcomes after radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the eyelid. Cancer 112:111-118, 1/2008.
25. O'Daniel JC, Garden AS, Schwartz DL, Wang H, Ang KK, Ahamad A, Rosenthal DI, Morrison WH, Asper JA, Zhang L, Tung SM, Mohan R, Dong L. Parotid gland dose in intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: is what you plan what you get? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:1290-1296, 11/2007.
26. Yom SS, Morrison WH, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI, Perkins GH, Wong PF, Garden AS. Two-field versus three-field irradiation technique in the postoperative treatment of head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:469-476, 8/2007.
27. Anné PR, Machtay M, Rosenthal DI, Brizel DM, Morrison WH, Irwin DH, Chougule PB, Estopinal NC, Berson A, Curran WJ Jr. A Phase II trial of subcutaneous amifostine and radiation therapy in patients with head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:445-452, 2/2007.
28. Garden AS, Morrison WH, Wong PF, Tung SS, Rosenthal DI, Dong L, Mason B, Perkins GH, Ang KK. Disease-control rates following intensity-modulated radiation therapy for small primary oropharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:438-, 2/2007. PMID: 17141972.
29. Rosenthal DI, Asper JA, Barker JL Jr, Garden AS, Chao KS, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Ang KK. Importance of patient examination to clinical quality assurance in head and neck radiation oncology. Head Neck 28:967-973, 11/2006.
30. Apisarnthanarax S, Elliott DD, El-Naggar AK, Asper JA, Blanco A, Ang KK, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal D, Weber RS, Chao KS. Determining optimal clinical target volume margins in head-and-neck cancer based on microscopic extracapsular extension of metastatic neck nodes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:678-683, 6/2006.
31. Asper JA, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Ahamad A, Ang KK, Garden AS. Impact of changes to the American Joint Committee on Cancer T classification on outcome prediction in patients with oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer 106:1950-1957, 5/2006.

Abstracts

1. Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD, Holsinger F, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Ang KK, Frank SJ, Garden AS. Conditional Survival for Locally Advanced Larynx Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 81(2):S516, 10/2011.
2. Garden AS, Morrison WH, Sturgis EM, Dong L, Glisson BS, Frank SJ, Kies MS, Weber RS, Ang KK, Rosenthal DI. IMRT for Oropharyngeal Carcinoma: Patient Outcomes and Patterns of Failure. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 81(2):S15-S16, 10/2011.
3. Beadle BM, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Gunn GB, Frank SJ, Hessel AC, Ang KK. Outcomes and Risk Factors in Patients Treated with Surgery and Postoperative Radiation Therapy Alone: A Subset Update of a Randomized Trial. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 81(2):S104-S105, 10/2011.
4. Rosenthal DI, Gunn GB, Mendoza TR, Garden AS, Beadle BM, Morrison WH, Wang XS, Frank SJ, Weber RS, Ang KK, Cleeland CS. Long-term Symptom Burden after Radiation Treatment for Oropharynx Cancer: A Comparison of 3D and IMRT Techniques. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting 29(15s):5539, 5/2011.
5. Gunn GB, Mendoza TR, Garden AS, Wang XS, Morrison WH, Frank SJ, Hanna EY, Lu C, Beadle BM, Ang KK,Cleeland CS, Rosenthal DI. Patient-reported Fatigue in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting 29(15s):5523, 5/2011.

Book Chapters

1. Garden AS, Morrison WH, Ang KK. Larynx and Hypopharynx Cancer. In: Clinical Radiation Oncology: Expert Consult, 3rd. Saunders, 639, 2011. ISBN: 978-1437716375.

Last updated: 3/4/2013