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Neurology / Adult

John Carl Morris, MD

Current Position
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Professor of Neurology
Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Director, Center for Aging
Director, Memory and Aging Project
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Specialty Areas
Memory Disorders and Diagnosis
Alzheimer's Disease
Neurology - Adult

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. John Morris:

Aging Workforce Means Dementia on the Job Could Rise

Patients Seen At
Memory Diagnostic Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 6th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 286-1967
Fax:   (314) 286-1985
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 South Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Alzheimer's disease, dementia, geriatric neurology, neurodegenerative diseases, mild cognitive impairment, aging, cognitive function

Board Certification
Internal Medicine -- Certified
Neurology -- Certified

Patients can be referred by self or referring physician.

Medical Education
B.A.: Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1970
Medical Degree: University Of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, 1974
Residency: Internal Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, 1979
Chief Residency: Neurology, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981
Residency: Neuropathology, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982
Fellowship: Neuropharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Recognized as one of the Top 44 Providers with the Highest Patient Satisfaction, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009-2012

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer's Association, 2004

Board of Directors, Alzheimer Association, Chicago, Illinois

Editorial Responsibilities


Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders: International Journal

Editorial Board

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders: An International Journal
American Journal of Medicine
Annals of Neurology
Archives of Internal Medicine
Archives of Neurology
Biological Psychiatry
International Psychogeriatrics
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Journal of the American Medical Society
Journal of Gerontology
Journal Watch Neurology
Marcel Dekker, Advisory Board for -
Neurological Disease and Therapy series
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Neurobiology of Aging
Neurology Network Commentary

Book Chapters
Choi JY, Morris JC, Hsu CY. Aging and cerebrovascular disease. Neurologic Clinics, USA: W.B. Saunders Company 1998; 16:3:687-711

Morris JC. Dementia. Fitzgerald F. (Ed). Current Practice of Medicine (2nd Ed). Philadelphia: Current Medicine, Inc. 1999,2(5):679-689

Morris JC. Clinical presentation and course of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Disease (2nd ed), Eds., Terry RD and Katzman R. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams Wilkins, 1999,pp.1-24

Sahadevan S, Rockwood K, Morris JC. Global assessment measures in dementia. Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer Disease, Ed., Gauthier E. London: Martin Dunitz Ltd. 1999; pp.167-177

Lindesay J, Morris JC: Introduction. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams,Eds., Wilcock GK, Buchs RS and Rockwood. Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999; pp.1-9

Morris JC. Frontotemporal dementia's. Clark CM, Trojanowski JQ. (Eds). Neurogenerative Dementias. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill 2000, pp.279-290

Morris JC. Nosology of dementia. In: DeKosky ST (ed). Neurologic Clinics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company. 2000; 773-788

Buckles VD, Coats M, Morris JC. Dementia. In: Best Practice of Medicine, New York, NY: Praxis Press, Inc., 2000, pp. 1-34. Available at:, specialty Neurology.

Galvin JE, Palmer JL, Morris JC. Mild cognitive impairment represents early
Alzheimer’s disease. In: Vellas B, Grundman, Feldman H. Fitten LJ, Winbald B, Giacobini E. (Eds). Research and Practice in Alzheimer’s Disease. 2001, Vol. 4.

Mohs RC, Doody RS, Morris JC, Ieni JR, Rogers SL, Perdomo CA, Pratt RD. The preservation of function in Alzheimer’s disease: results from a 1-year placebo-controlled study with donepezil. In: Vellas B, Grundman, Feldman H. Fitten LJ, Winbald B, Giacobini E. (Eds). Research and Practice in Alzheimer’s Disease, 2002.

Petersen RC, Morris JC. Clinical Features. In: Peterson RC. (Eds). Mild
Cognitive Impairment: Aging to Alzheimer’s Disease. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 15-39.

Cacchione PZ, Powlishta KK, Grant EA, Buckles VD, Morris JC. Collateral
source reports in very mild to mild dementia of the Alzheimer type. In: Vellas B, Fitten LJ, Winblad B, Feldman H, Grundman M, Giacobini E, Kurz (Eds) Research and Practice in Alzheimer Disease (vol 9). Paris France: Serdi publishers, 2004, pp. 13-20.

Select Journal Articles
Galvin JE, Meuser TM, Coats MA, Bakal DA, Morris JC. The "Portable" CDR: Translating the clinical dementia rating interview into a PDA format. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 2009; 23:44-49.

Rapoport MJ, Herrmann N, Molnar F, Rochon PA, Juurlink DN, Zagorski B, Seitz D, Morris JC, Redelmeier DA. Psychotropic medications and motor vehicle collisions in patients with dementia. JAGS 2008; 56:1968-1970.

Dickerson BC, Bakkour A, Salat D, Feczko E, Pacheco J, Greve DN, Grodstein F, Wright CI, Blacker D, Rosas HD, Sperling RA, Atri A, Growdon JH, Hyman BT, Morris JC, Fischl B, Buckner RL. The cortical signature of Alzheimer's disease: Regionally specific cortical thinning relates to symptom severity in very mild to mild AD dementia and is detectable in asymptomatic amyloid-positive individuals. Cerebral Cortex 2009; 19:497.510.

Dickerson BC, Feczko E, Augusinack JC, Pacheco J, Morris JC, Fischl B, Buckner RL. Differential effects of aging and Alzheimer's disease on medial temporal lobe neocortical thickness and surface area. Neurobiol. Aging 2009; 30:432-440.

Kauwe JSK, Wang J, Mayo K, Morris JC, Fagan AM, Holtzman DM, Goate AM. Alzheimer's disease risk variants show association with cerebrospinal fluid amyloid beta. Neurogenetics 2009; 10:13-17.

Fagan AM, Head, D, Shah AR, Marcus D, Mintun M, Morris JC, Holtzman DM. Decreased cerebrospinal fluid Aβ42 correlates with brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly. Ann Neurol 2009; 65:176-183.

Bakkour A, Morris JC, Dickerson BC. The cortical signature of prodromal AD: Regional thinning predicts mild AD dementia. Neurology 2009; 72:1048-1055.

Li Y, Rowland C, Catanese J, Morris J, Lovestone S, O’Donovan MC, Goate A, Owen M, Williams J, Grupe A. SORL1 variants and risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol.Dis 2008; 209:293-296.

Wippold FJ, Cairns N, Vo K, Holtzman D, Morris JC. Neuropathology for the neuroradiologist: plaques and tangles. AJNR 2008; 29:18-22

Roe CM, Xiong C, Grant E, Miller JP, Morris JC. Education and reported onset of symptoms among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Arch Neurol 2008; 65:108-111.

Liang WS, Dunckley T, Beach TG, Grover A, Mastroeni D, Ramsey K, Caselli RJ, Kukull WA, McKeel D, Morris JC, Hulette CM, Schmechel D, Reiman EM, Rogers J, Stephan DA. Altered neuronal gene expression in brain regions differentially affected by Alzheimer’s Disease: A reference data set. Physiol. Genomics 2008; 33:240-256.

Carpenter BD, Xiong C, Porensky EK, Lee MM, Brown PJ, Coats M, Johnson D, Morris JC. Reaction to a dementia diagnosis in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. JAGS 2008; 56:405-412.

Fotenos AF, Mintun MA, Snyder AZ, Morris JC, Buckner RL. Brain volume decline in aging: evidence for a relationship between socioeconomic status, preclinical AD, and reserve. Archives of Neurology, 2008; 65:113-120.

Ott BR, Heindel WC, Papandonatos GD, Festa EK, Davis JD, Daiello LA, Morris JC. A longitudinal study of drivers with Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology 2008; 70:1171-1178.

Li Y, Grupe A, Rowland C, Holmans P, Segurado R, Abraham R, Jones L, Catanese J, Ross D, Mayo K, Martinez M, Hollingworth P, Goate A, Cairns NJ, Racette B, Perlmutter JS, O’Donovan MC, Morris JC, Brayne C, Rubinstein DC, Lovestone S, Thal LJ, Owen MJ, Williams J. Evidence that common variation in NEDD9 is associated with susceptibility to late-onset Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Human Molecular Genetics 2008; 17:759-767.

Grupe A, Abraham R, Li Y, Rowland C, Hollingworth P, Morgan A, Jehu L, Segurado R, Stone D, Schadt E, Karnoub M, Nowotny P, Tacey K, Catanese J, Sninsky J, Brayne C, Rubinsztein D, Gill M, Lawlor B, Lovestone S, Holmans P, O’Donovan M, Morris JC, Thal L, Goate A, Owen MJ, Williams J. Evidence for novel susceptibility genes for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease from a genome-wide association study of putative functional variants. Human Molecular Genetics 2007; 16:865-873.

Liang W, Reiman EM, Valla J, Dunckley T, Beach TG, Grover A, Niedzielko TL, Schneider LE, Mastroeni D, Caselli R, Kukull W, Morris JC, Hulette C, Schmechel D, Rogers J, Stephan DA. Alzheimer’s disease is associated with reduced expression of energy metabolism genes in posterior cingulated neurons. PNAS 2008; 105:4441-4446.

Mukherjee O, Wang J, Gitcho M, Chakraverty S, Taylor-Reinwald L, Shears S, Kauwe JSK, Norton J, Levitch D, Bigio EH, Hatanpaa KJ, White CL, Morris JC, Cairns NJ, Goate A. Molecular characterization of novel progranulin (GRN) mutations in frontotemporal dementia. Human Mutation 2008; 29:512-521.

Fillenbaum GG, van Belle G, Morris JC, Mohs RC, Mirra SS, Davis PC, Tariot
PN, Silverman JM, Clark CM, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Heyman A. Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease (CERAD): The first twenty years. Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2008; 4:96-109.

Hatanpaa KJ, Bigio EH, Cairns NJ, Womack KB, Weintraub S, Morris JC, Foong C, Xiao G, Hladik C, Mantanona TY, White CL. TAR DNA-binding Protein 42 immunohistochemistry reveals extensive neuritic pathology in FTLD-U: A Midwest-Southwest Consortium for FTLD study. JNEN 2008; 67:271-279.

Xiong C, Tang Y, vanBelle G, Miller JP, Launer LJ, Morris JC. Evaluating the quality of longitudinal statistical applications in original publications on Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroepidemiology 2008; 30:112-119.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. John C. Morris

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