Rustain Morgan, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology-Nuclear Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MS, Colorado State University (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Kansas (KS) (2002)
Internship:
  • University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program (2011)
Residency:
  • University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program, Chief Resident, Radiology (2015)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Nuclear Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Radiology-Nuclear Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Selected Member of the Academy’s Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2), Academy’s Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2) (2020)
    Created in 2014 by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research to recognize the achievements of researchers who are in the early phases of their careers and engage them in advocacy for research funding.
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Duke Radiology Residents (2016)
    Awarded to the fellow most dedicated to the education of radiology residents.
  • Sidney Rubin Memorial Research Award, University of Kansas Department of Radiology (2015)
    Award given to the senior resident who demonstrated dedication to research which furthered both their own development and that of their co-residents.
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, University of Kansas Department of Radiology (2015)
    Award given to the senior resident who demonstrated excellence in teaching as selected by their fellow residents.

Publications

  • Morgan RL, Karam SD, Bradley CJ. Ethnic Disparities in PET/CT Utilization at Diagnosis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32134453
  • Morgan RL, Eguchi MM, McDermott J, Mueller AC, Amini A, Goddard JA, Trivedi PS, Karam SD. Comparative effectiveness of posttreatment imaging modalities for Medicare patients with advanced head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2020 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33119176
  • McDermott JD, Eguchi M, Morgan R, Amini A, Goddard JA, Borrayo EA, Karam SD. Elderly Black Non-Hispanic Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer Have the Worst Survival Outcomes. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Sep 28;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32987364
  • Morgan RL, Karam SD, Bradley CJ. Ethnic Disparities in Imaging Utilization at Diagnosis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Dec 14;112(12):1204-1212. PubMed PMID: 32134453
  • Kwak JJ, Kesner AL, Gleisner A, Jensen A, Friedman C, McCarter MD, Koo PJ, Morgan RL, Kounalakis N. Utility of Quantitative SPECT/CT Lymphoscintigraphy in Guiding Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 May;27(5):1432-1438. PubMed PMID: 31773513
  • Major A, Hammes A, Schmidt MQ, Morgan R, Abbott D, Kamdar M. Evaluating Novel PET-CT Functional Parameters TLG and TMTV in Differentiating Low-grade Versus Grade 3A Follicular Lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 Jan;20(1):39-46. PubMed PMID: 31761712
  • Kwak JJ, Kesner AL, Gleisner A, Jensen A, Friedman C, McCarter MD, Koo PJ, Morgan RL, Kounalakis N. Utility of Quantitative SPECT/CT Lymphoscintigraphy in Guiding Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31773513
  • Major A, Hammes A, Schmidt MQ, Morgan R, Abbott D, Kamdar M. Evaluating Novel PET-CT Functional Parameters TLG and TMTV in Differentiating Low-grade Versus Grade 3A Follicular Lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31761712
  • Morgan RL, Eguchi MM, Mueller AC, Daugherty SL, Amini A, Karam SD. Imaging at diagnosis impacts cancer-specific survival among patients with cancer of the oropharynx. Cancer. 2019 Aug 15;125(16):2794-2802. PubMed PMID: 31042320
  • Morgan R, Chin BB, Lanning R. Feasibility of rapid integrated radiation therapy planning with follow-up FDG PET/CT to improve overall treatment assessment in head and neck cancer. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2019;9(1):24-29. PubMed PMID: 30911435
  • Gupta A, Stokes W, Eguchi M, Hararah M, Amini A, Mueller A, Morgan R, Bradley C, Raben D, McDermott J, Karam SD. Statin use associated with improved overall and cancer specific survival in patients with head and neck cancer. Oral Oncol. 2019 Mar;90:54-66. PubMed PMID: 30846177
  • Restauri N, Morgan R. Raising the BAR: Challenges, Opportunities, and Hidden Gems in Radiology Education. Acad Radiol. 2019 Feb;26(2):290-294. PubMed PMID: 30254004
  • Ng TL, Morgan RL, Patil T, Barón AE, Smith DE, Ross Camidge D. Detection of oligoprogressive disease in oncogene-addicted non-small cell lung cancer using PET/CT versus CT in patients receiving a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Lung Cancer. 2018 Dec;126:112-118. PubMed PMID: 30527174
  • Morgan R, Perry M, Kwak J, Jensen A, Kamdar M. Positron Emission Tomography-based Analysis Can Accurately Predict Bone Marrow Involvement With Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 Nov;18(11):731-736. PubMed PMID: 30075973
  • Trinh BB, Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Kwak JJ, Morgan R, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Kounalakis N. SPECT/CT Adds Distinct Lymph Node Basins and Influences Radiologic Findings and Surgical Approach for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun;25(6):1716-1722. PubMed PMID: 29330718
  • Peterson JK, Morgan RL, Donald JS, Perry MA. Pseudolesions Impersonating Osseous Tumor Involvement on Both Contrast Enhanced CT and FDG PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2018 Jan;43(1):68-70. PubMed PMID: 29166329
  • Morgan RL, Camidge DR. Reviewing RECIST in the Era of Prolonged and Targeted Therapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Feb;13(2):154-164. PubMed PMID: 29113950
  • Morgan RL, Camidge DR. Reviewing RECIST in the Era of Prolonged and Targeted Therapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29113950
  • Howard BA, Morgan R, Thorpe MP, Turkington TG, Oldan J, James OG, Borges-Neto S. Comparison of Bayesian penalized likelihood reconstruction versus OS-EM for characterization of small pulmonary nodules in oncologic PET/CT. Ann Nucl Med. 2017 Oct;31(8):623-628. PubMed PMID: 28689358
  • Aripoli AM, Miller KA, Fishback SJ, Morgan RL. Engaging Senior Residents in Medical Student Education: A Resident's Perspective. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 May;14(5):678-680. PubMed PMID: 28185751
  • Melani C, Major A, Schowinsky J, Roschewski M, Pittaluga S, Jaffe ES, Pack SD, Abdullaev Z, Ahlman MA, Kwak JJ, Morgan R, Rabinovitch R, Pan Z, Haverkos BM, Gutman JA, Pollyea DA, Smith CA, Wilson WH, Kamdar M. PD-1 Blockade in Mediastinal Gray-Zone Lymphoma. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jul 6;377(1):89-91. PubMed PMID: 28679093
  • Cizman Z, Hammer M, Mollard B, Morgan R, Ballenger Z, Runner GJ, Heitkamp DE, Resnik C. A Resident Perspective on Adding Value as Radiologists. Acad Radiol. 2016 Apr;23(4):517-20. PubMed PMID: 26898525
  • Aripoli AM, Fishback SJ, Morgan RL, Hill JD, Robinson AL. Rounding Radiologists: Clinical Collaboration Between Radiology Residents and Internal Medicine Teams. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 May;13(5):562-5. PubMed PMID: 26922596
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Practice Locations

Radiology / Imaging - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
1st Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1130

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Nuclear Medicine, Board Certification
  • Radiology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Radiology - Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Colorado State University (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Kansas (KS) (2002)
Internships:
  • University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program, Chief Resident, Radiology (2015)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Nuclear Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Radiology-Nuclear Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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