Steven F. Morris



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Phone: 902-473-7054
Mailing Address: 
4443-1796 Summer St.
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7 Canada
Research Topics:
  • Hand surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Flap surgery
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Melanoma and skin cancer surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical flap anatomy and physiology
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Outcomes studies
  • Perforator flaps

Hospital affiliations

  • Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre
  • IWK Health Centre


  • BSc (University of British Columbia)
  • MD (University of Ottawa)
  • General surgery training (Memorial University)
  • Surgical Scientist Program (University of Toronto)
  • Plastic surgery residency (University of Toronto)
  • Cosmetic surgery fellowship (University of Toronto)
  • Microsurgery fellowship (University of Melbourne)
  • Hand and upper limb fellowship (Kleinert Institute, Louisville, Kentucky)

Research interests

Surgical flap physiology, perforator flaps, microsurgery, skin and soft tissue vascular anatomy, melanoma and outcomes studies.

Selected publications

  • Perforator Flaps: Anatomy, Technique and Clinical Applications; Eds: Blondeel, P.,  Morris, S.F., Neligan, P., Hallock, G.G., QMP. St. Louis MO, 2nd edition, 2013 (textbook of microsurgery)
  • Perforator flaps: evolution, classification, and applications CR Geddes, SF Morris, PC Neligan - Annals of plastic surgery, 50: 90-99, 2003; (cited by 258)
  • The neurovascular territories of the skin and muscles: anatomic study and clinical implications Taylor, G I., Gianoutsos, M P., Morris, SF. The neurovascular territories of the skin and muscles: anatomic study and clinical implications. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 94: 1-36, 1994. (Cited by 211)
  • Pang, C Y., Forrest, C R., Morris, SF. Pharmacological augmentation of skin flap viability: a hypothesis to mimic the surgical delay phenomenon or a wishful thought. Annals of Plastic Surgery 22: 293-306, 1989. (Cited by 117)
  • Morris, SF., Taylor, G I. The time sequence of the delay phenomenon: when is a surgical delay effective? An experimental study. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 95: 526 -533, 1995. (Cited by 99)