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Emeritus Professor John Morgan MA, MD, FRCP, FESC

Honorary Professor of Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology

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Professor John Morgan is Honorary Professor of Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

John Morgan was born and educated in South Wales. Having obtained a place to read medicine at Cambridge, he chose to join the army and was commissioned in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment. In 1976 he went up to Gonville and Caius College Cambridge where he received 1st Class honours in parts I and II of the Natural Sciences Tripos, graduating in 1979. From there he went to Westminster Medical School to complete his medical education, graduating MB BChir in 1982. He became a member of the Royal College in 1985 and Fellow in 1995 and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2002. He developed an interest in cardiac arrhythmogenesis early in his career, writing his doctoral thesis on abnormalities of cardiac repolarisation (MD 1991).

On his appointment as Consultant Cardiologist, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre (1992) he founded the Wessex Cardiac Arrhythmia Management Service which has become nationally and internationally recognized as a centre of clinical and research excellence for the management of cardiac arrhythmias and has made novel contributions to the understanding of internal cardiac defibrillation and management of complex arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease patients. Latterly remote monitoring and risk stratification have been additional interests.

John Morgan was appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer, Southampton Medical School in 1999, Honorary Professor at the University of Teesside in 2006 and Professor at the School of Medicine, Southampton in 2007. He holds several published patents relating to invention of novel interventional technologies. He currently supervises three research fellows, four research nurses and a full time “academic coordinator and has previously supervised many fellows in doctoral research projects. He continues to research and publish extensively and is an internationally recognised leader in his field.

Currently John Morgan is working in collaboration with the University of Southampton and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Care Sciences in helping to develop novel implanted technologies for monitoring and managing chronic disease. John Morgan has just completed a pilot study to evaluate new care pathways and their cost efficacy for remote disease management strategies. This endeavour will be a major collaboration between the University and the Trust in coming years.


BA (Nat Sci), Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, (1979)
MB BChir, Westminster Medical School, (1982)
MRCS, LRCP, (1982)
MA, Cambridge University, (1983)
MRCP, UK, 1985
MD, Cambridge University, (1991)

Appointments held

1992 Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre

1993 Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to the Triservices Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth

1995 Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Royal County Hospital Winchester

2000 Honorary Senior lecturer, University of Southampton

2006 Honorary Professor, University of Teesside

2007 Professor, University of Southampton

Research interests

Cardiovascular therapies are often technology based (implantable devises). Linking with faculties in the US that have strong technology portfolios, and with colleges in Faculty of social Science and Faculty of Medicine, a strong research programme has been developed to explore best use of technology based cardiovascular care. This is intended to help meet the challenge of providing such care optimally to the ageing UK population.

Research group

Human Development and Health

Affiliate research group

Human Development and Physiology

Research programme and supervision of doctoral studies

Clinical service delivery, informed by latest research outcomes 

Medical student teaching

General Cardiology Teaching: - Teaching nursing staff, undergraduates and graduates

Postgraduate Teaching: - Examining MD theses for the University of London, the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton. 

Postgraduate Lectures – Lecturing at national and international symposia.

Emeritus Professor John Morgan
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD
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