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Department of Internal Medicine

Brian M. Morrissey, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Dr. Morrissey has extensive experience managing patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. He is skilled at performing a wide range of technically difficult procedures, including double-lumen intubation, whole-lung lavage and brachyradiation catheter placement. Dr. Morrissey's research focuses on airway disease and cystic fibrosis. He is studying the influence of oxidation on the pulmonary pathology of patients with cystic fibrosis.


Associate Professor
Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics
2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993
B.S., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1986


UC Davis Medical Center , Sacramento, California, 1993-1994


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1994-1996
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1996-1997


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, 1997-2000

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2000
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2009

Professional Memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Fellowship Grant, 1999

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Second Year Fellowship Grant, 1998

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1996

Select Recent Publications:

2008 K. Yoneda and B.M. Morrissey. The technique of adult flexible bronchoscopy: Part 1. 29(11):423-428.

2007 Morrissey BM. Pathogenesis of bronchiectasis. Clin Chest Med, 28(2):289-96.

2006 Kenyon NJ, Last MS, Eiserich JP, Morrissey BM, Temple LM, Last JA Differentiation of the roles of NO from airway epithelium and inflammatory cells in ozone-induced lung inflammation. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 215(3):250-9.

2005 Bilton, D., N. Henig, B. Morrissey, and M. Gotfried. Addition of inhaled tobramycin to ciprofloxacin for acute exacerbations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in adult bronchiectasis.* Chest, 130:1503-1510.

2005 Harper, RW., B.M. Morrissey, S. Kwack, and K.Y. Yoneda. A case of bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. The Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 26:304-307.

2005 Mansoor JK, Morrissey BM, Walby WF, Yoneda KY, Juarez M, Kajekar R, Severinghaus JW, Eldridge MW, Schelegle ES. L-arginine supplementation enhances exhaled NO, breath condensate VEGF, and headache at 4,342 m. High Alt Med Biol, 6(4):289-300.

2005 Morrissey BM, Eiserich JP. Nebulized nitric oxide/nucleophile adduct: Donating nitric oxide to the lung. Crit Care Med, 33(3):691-2.

2004 Mendoza, MD., B.M. Morrissey and AL. Chan. The Case of the Coughing Cowgirl. The Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 25:479-487.

2004 Morrissey, B.M. and RW. Harper. Bronchiectasis: sex and gender considerations. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 25:361-372.

2004 Schupp C, Olano-Martin E, Gerth C, Morrissey BM, Cross CE, Werner JS. Lutein, zeaxanthin, macular pigment, and visual function in adult cystic fibrosis patients. Am J Clin Nutr, 79(6):1045-52.

2004 Ziboh VA, Naguwa S, Vang K, Wineinger J, Morrissey BM, Watnik M, Gershwin ME. Suppression of leukotriene B4 generation by ex-vivo neutrophils isolated from asthma patients on dietary supplementation with gammalinolenic acid-containing borage oil: possible implication in asthma. Clin Dev Immunol, 11(1):13-21.

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