Christopher Morse, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Surgeon
Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
MD Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 1999
bronchial fistula; esophageal fistula; esophageal neoplasms; esophagectomy; hypopharynx; learning curve; liposarcoma; lymphatic diseases; minimally invasive surgery; thoracic surgery video-assisted; trachea; tracheal diseases; zenker diverticulum

Dr. Morse graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did both his surgical residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital, first in general surgery and then in cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Morse went on complete a second fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery with a particular emphasis on esophageal surgery. He is board-certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery.

His clinical interests revolve around malignancies of the chest, especially lung and esophageal cancer, as well as the treatment a variety of benign esophageal conditions, including achalasia, paraesophageal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Dr. Morse has taken a lead role in the development of a minimally invasive esophagectomy program at Mass General. This work has led to a number of manuscripts including a direct comparison of open vs. minimally invasive esophagectomy. He also performs the minimally invasive Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure to treat GERD.

Dr. Morse serves as the co-director of the Mass General Gastroesophageal Surgery program and participates on workforces in several national thoracic societies.

His research is related to the outcomes of the diseases he treats. He is especially focused on esophageal cancer and has published extensively on minimally invasive esophageal resections.

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