Dr Paul Morris BMedSci MBChB MRCP PhD PGCME FHEA
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology
Mathematical Modelling in Medicine Group
Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Beech Hill Road
Tel: +44 (0) 114 215 9548
Fax: +44 (0) 114 271 1863
I joined the University of Sheffield in 1998 when I came to study Medicine. During this time, I developed an interest in cardiology and research. I intercalated a BMedSci degree and investigated the role of testosterone in men with heart disease. I qualified as a medical doctor in 2004 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. I am currently a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in the Mathematical Modelling in Medicine Group, part of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease. I am also Director for Clinical Translation at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. I am an Honorary Specialist Training Registrar in Cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As an interventional cardiologist, my areas of clinical interest include percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary physiological assessment and cardiac CT.
My research interests are in computational modelling of cardiac physiology and heart disease. I am interested in the construction, development and validation of computational workflows which predict cardiac physiology. My current work is focused on the development of models of intra-coronary physiology including pressure and flow. Our VIRTUheart™ model computes intracoronary physiology and virtual fractional flow reserve (vFFR) a marker of coronary artery disease significance and a guide to treatment.
I enjoy lecturing clinical cardiology to undergraduates and post-graduates. I teach clinical skills to medical students and doctors on the wards and in the clinic. A textbook of the cardiovascular system and clinical cardiology is currently in preparation. I also enjoy teaching about cardiac physiology and fluid dynamics modelling. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and have recently become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Other professional activities and interests include public engagement with science and the development of assessments for clinical knowledge and skills.
- National Institute for Health Research, Invention for Innovation (i4i). Gunn JP, Morris PD, Hose DR, Lawford PV. ‘A prototype tool to calculate 'virtual' myocardial fractional flow reserve (vFFR) non-invasively (VIRTU-3)’. R/146986-11-1. £294,746. March 2017 – March 2019.
- National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lectureship. Morris PD.
For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.
- Mandaltsi A, Grytsan A, Odudu A, Kadziela J, Morris PD, Witkowski A, Ellam T, Kalra P & Marzo A (2018) Non-invasive stenotic renal artery haemodynamics by in silico Medicine. Frontiers in Physiology, 9. View this article in WRRO
- Gosling R, Morris P, Lawford P, Hose D & Gunn J (2018) Predictive Physiological Modeling of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – Is Virtual Treatment Planning the Future?. Frontiers in Physiology, 9, 1107-1107. View this article in WRRO
- Morris PD, Iqbal J, Chiastra C, Wu W, Migliavacca F & Gunn JP (2018) Simultaneous kissing stents to treat unprotected left main stem coronary artery bifurcation disease; stent expansion, vessel injury, hemodynamics, tissue healing, restenosis, and repeat revascularization.. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. View this article in WRRO
- Gosling RC, Morris PD, Silva Soto DA, Lawford PV, Hose DR & Gunn JP (2018) Virtual Coronary Intervention. A Treatment Planning Tool Based Upon the Angiogram. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. View this article in WRRO
- Sciola MI, Morris PD, Gosling R, Lawford PV, Hose DR & Gunn JP (2018) The Impact of Objective Mathematical Analysis During Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement. Eurointervention. View this article in WRRO
- Morris PD & Gunn JP (2017) Computing Fractional Flow Reserve From Invasive Coronary Angiography. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, 10(9), e005806-e005806. View this article in WRRO
- Garg P, Morris P, Fazlanie AL, Vijayan S, Dancso B, Dastidar AG, Plein S, Mueller C & Haaf P (2017) Cardiac biomarkers of acute coronary syndrome: from history to high-sensitivity cardiac troponin. Internal and Emergency Medicine, 12(2), 147-155. View this article in WRRO
- Gosai JN, Charalampidis P, Nikolaidou T, Parviz Y, Morris PD, Channer KS, Jones TH & Grech ED (2016) Revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention does not affect androgen status in males with chronic stable angina pectoris. Andrology, 4(3), 486-491.
- Morris PD, Taylor J, Boutong S, Brett S, Louis A, Heppenstall J, Morton AC & Gunn JP (2016) When is rotational angiography superior to conventional single-plane angiography for planning coronary angioplasty?. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 87(4), E104-E112. View this article in WRRO
- Morris PD, Narracott A, Von Tengg-Kobligk H, Soto DAS, Hsiao S, Lungu A, Evans P, Bressloff NW, Lawford PV, Rodney Hose D & Gunn JP (2016) Computational fluid dynamics modelling in cardiovascular medicine. Heart, 102(1), 18-28. View this article in WRRO
- Morris PD, Van De Vosse FN, Lawford PV, Hose DR & Gunn JP (2015) "virtual" (Computed) Fractional Flow Reserve Current Challenges and Limitations. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, 8(8), 1009-1017.
- Saraf K, Morris P, Garg P, Sheridan P & Storey R (2014) Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs): clinical evidence and therapeutic considerations. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 90(1067), 520-528.
- Morris PD, Ryan D, Morton AC, Lycett R, Lawford PV, Hose DR & Gunn JP (2013) Virtual fractional flow reserve from coronary angiography: modeling the significance of coronary lesions: results from the VIRTU-1 (VIRTUal Fractional Flow Reserve From Coronary Angiography) study.. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, 6(2), 149-157.