Emily Morell, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #4100
San Francisco CA 94158
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5608-0367 Additional info
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA05/2009
    Harvard University, Boston, MAMD05/2013
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2016Pediatrics
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2019Pediatric Critical Care
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA06/2021Pediatric Cardiology

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    Dr. Morell is a pediatric cardiologist and critical care specialist who cares for infants and children with critical congenital and acquired heart disease. This includes preoperative and postoperative surgical management as well as care for children with medical cardiac conditions.

    Dr. Morell’s research focuses on quality of life, prognostication, and parent-physician communication for children with advanced heart disease. She also investigates clinical outcomes in pediatric pulmonary hypertension and cardiac intensive care.

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    1. Palliative Care Across the Life Span for Children With Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2023 02; 16(2):e000114. Blume ED, Kirsch R, Cousino MK, Walter JK, Steiner JM, Miller TA, Machado D, Peyton C, Bacha E, Morell E, American Heart Association Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on L. PMID: 36633003; PMCID: PMC10472747.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Lymphoscintigraphy Using Tilmanocept Detects Multiple Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Melanoma Patients. Cancer Control. 2023 Jan-Dec; 30:10732748231153775. Balkin DM, Tranah GJ, Wang F, O'Donoghue C, Morell EA, Porubsky C, Nosrati M, Vaquero EM, Kim H, Carr MJ, Montilla-Soler JL, Wu MC, Torre DM, Kashani-Sabet M, Zager JS, Leong SP. PMID: 36705261; PMCID: PMC9893075.
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    3. Parent-Provider Communication in Hospitalized Children with Advanced Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2022 Dec; 43(8):1761-1769. Miller MK, Blume ED, Samsel C, Elia E, Brown DW, Morell E. PMID: 35538320.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. The Surprise Question as a Trigger for Primary Palliative Care Interventions for Children with Advanced Heart Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2022 Dec; 43(8):1822-1831. Alizadeh F, Morell E, Hummel K, Wu Y, Wypij D, Matthew D, Esteso P, Moynihan K, Blume ED. PMID: 35503117.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. A "Good Death" for Children with Cardiac Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2022 Apr; 43(4):744-755. Moynihan KM, Ziniel SI, Johnston E, Morell E, Pituch K, Blume ED. PMID: 34854941.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Mortality from Pulmonary Hypertension in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 08 15; 204(4):454-461. Morell E, Gaies M, Fineman JR, Charpie J, Rao R, Sasaki J, Zhang W, Reichle G, Banerjee M, Tabbutt S. PMID: 33798036.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Parent-Reported Symptoms and Perceived Effectiveness of Treatment in Children Hospitalized with Advanced Heart Disease. J Pediatr. 2021 Nov; 238:221-227.e1. Molloy MA, DeWitt ES, Morell E, Reichman JR, Brown DW, Kobayashi R, Sleeper LA, Elia EG, Samsel C, Blume ED. PMID: 34217766.
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    8. Palliative Care Referrals in Cardiac Disease. Pediatrics. 2021 03; 147(3). Moynihan KM, Heith CS, Snaman JM, Smith-Parrish M, Bakas A, Ge S, Cerqueira AV, Bailey V, Beke D, Wolfe J, Morell E, Gauvreau K, Blume ED. PMID: 33579811.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Parent and Physician Understanding of Prognosis in Hospitalized Children With Advanced Heart Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 01 19; 10(2):e018488. Morell E, Miller MK, Lu M, Friedman KG, Breitbart RE, Reichman JR, McDermott J, Sleeper LA, Blume ED. PMID: 33442989; PMCID: PMC7955315.
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    10. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 03; 21(3):256-266. Morell E, Rajagopal SK, Oishi P, Thiagarajan RR, Fineman JR, Steurer MA. PMID: 31577693.
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    11. Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Palliative Care: A National Survey Study. J Palliat Care. 2021 Jan; 36(1):17-21. Morell E, Thompson J, Rajagopal S, Blume ED, May R. PMID: 31597507.
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    12. Palliative care and paediatric cardiology: current evidence and future directions. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2019 07; 3(7):502-510. Morell E, Moynihan K, Wolfe J, Blume ED. PMID: 31126897.
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    13. Intensive Care Mortality Prognostic Model for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 08; 19(8):733-740. Balkin EM, Zinter MS, Rajagopal SK, Keller RL, Fineman JR, Steurer MA. PMID: 29923941; PMCID: PMC6086734.
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    14. Physician Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children with Advanced Heart Disease: A Comparison between Pediatric Cardiology and Palliative Care Physicians. J Palliat Med. 2018 06; 21(6):773-779. Balkin EM, Sleeper LA, Kirkpatrick JN, Swetz KM, Coggins MK, Wolfe J, Blume ED. PMID: 29412772.
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    15. Multicenter mortality and morbidity associated with pulmonary hypertension in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pulm Circ. 2018 Jan-Mar; 8(1):2045893217745785. Balkin EM, Steurer MA, Delagnes EA, Zinter MS, Rajagopal S, Keller RL, Fineman JR. PMID: 29251545; PMCID: PMC5753928.
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    16. Patterns of Care at the End of Life for Children and Young Adults with Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions. J Pediatr. 2018 02; 193:196-203.e2. DeCourcey DD, Silverman M, Oladunjoye A, Balkin EM, Wolfe J. PMID: 29174080; PMCID: PMC5794525.
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    17. Patterns and Outcomes of Care in Children With Advanced Heart Disease Receiving Palliative Care Consultation. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 02; 55(2):351-358. Marcus KL, Balkin EM, Al-Sayegh H, Guslits E, Blume ED, Ma C, Wolfe J. PMID: 28887267.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Pediatric Cardiology Provider Attitudes About Palliative Care: A Multicenter Survey Study. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Oct; 38(7):1324-1331. Balkin EM, Kirkpatrick JN, Kaufman B, Swetz KM, Sleeper LA, Wolfe J, Blume ED. PMID: 28664445.
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    19. Pocket Reference Card Improves Pediatric Resident Comfort in Caring for Children at End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2017 04; 20(4):409-414. Balkin EM, Ort K, Goldsby R, Duvall J, Kim CD. PMID: 27792463.
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    20. Change in Pediatric Functional Classification During Treatment and Morbidity and Mortality in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):756-64. Balkin EM, Olson ED, Robertson L, Adatia I, Fineman JR, Keller RL. PMID: 26843461; PMCID: PMC4826405.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Physician Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children With Neuroblastoma: An International Context. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May; 63(5):872-9. Balkin EM, Thompson D, Colson KE, Lam CG, Matthay KK. PMID: 26784890.
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    22. Physician and parent perceptions of prognosis and end-of-life experience in children with advanced heart disease. J Palliat Med. 2015 Apr; 18(4):318-23. Balkin EM, Wolfe J, Ziniel SI, Lang P, Thiagarajan R, Dillis S, Fynn-Thompson F, Blume ED. PMID: 25493354.
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    23. Parental perspectives on suffering and quality of life at end-of-life in children with advanced heart disease: an exploratory study*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 May; 15(4):336-42. Blume ED, Balkin EM, Aiyagari R, Ziniel S, Beke DM, Thiagarajan R, Taylor L, Kulik T, Pituch K, Wolfe J. PMID: 24583501.
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    24. Patterns of care at end of life in children with advanced heart disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Aug; 166(8):745-8. Morell E, Wolfe J, Scheurer M, Thiagarajan R, Morin C, Beke DM, Smoot L, Cheng H, Gauvreau K, Blume ED. PMID: 22473887; PMCID: PMC4119813.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Learning that a death can be a good death. J Palliat Med. 2012 Feb; 15(2):248-9. Morell EA. PMID: 22339333.
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    26. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a pervasive pathogen highlights the need for new antimicrobial development. Yale J Biol Med. 2010 Dec; 83(4):223-33. Morell EA, Balkin DM. PMID: 21165342; PMCID: PMC3002151.
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