Margie Morgan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Scientific Director, Microbiology

Phone: 310-423-4778


  • Microbiology
  • Antimicrobial stewardship

Education and Training

  • Master's and Doctorate Degrees: Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship: Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Microbiology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Rapid detection of blood culture pathogens
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Clostridium difficile - methods for detecting disease and colonization
  • Detection of hospital acquired infections
  • Advances in technology for susceptibility testing methods
  • Herbal medications for bacterial pathogen killing

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (twice)
  • Past-President, American Society for Microbiology, Southern California chapter
  • Board Member, American Society for Microbiology, Southern California Chapter
  • Appreciation Award 2013 American Society of Microbiology – California Branch
  • Appreciation Award 25 yrs Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – 2009
  • Exam committee – American Board of Medical Microbiology
  • CLTAC Committee – Laboratory Field Services, CADPH


  • Infection Control Program
  • Laboratory and Institution Biosafety

Selected Publications

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications by Margie A. Morgan. PhD