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Lilah F. Morris-Wiseman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

endocrine surgery - Dr. Lilah Morris-Wiseman

Chief, Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrine Surgery,
Associate Professor of Surgery


Minimally invasive endocrine surgery, adrenal gland surgery, adrenalectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, adrenal adenoma, hyperparathyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism, secondary hyperthyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid tumors, parathyroid cancer, minimally invasive thyroidectomy, thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, goiter, papillary and follicular thyroid cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, hereditary endocrine syndromes, multiple endocrine neoplasias (MEN), SDH mutations, cervical lymph node dissection, paraganglioma

Research Interests

Optimizing clinical care for patients with surgical endocrine diseases and hereditary endocrine neoplasias. Advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in surgical education.


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Lilah Morris-Wiseman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an endocrine surgeon who serves as chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Morris-Wiseman came to Johns Hopkins in 2021 from the University of Arizona College of Medicine where she was an Associate Professor of Endocrine Surgery. She has a broad endocrine surgery practice using minimally invasive techniques as appropriate to facilitate excellent clinical outcomes with rapid patient recovery. Her clinical practice emphasizes patient-centered shared decision-making and excellent communication and multidisciplinary collaboration so that a patient’s surgical care occurs within an individualized context.

Dr. Morris-Wiseman holds committee responsibilities with multiple national organizations including the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. She serves on the editorial board of Clinical Thyroidology, is a reviewer for multiple journals, and has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr. Morris-Wiseman sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center – Green Spring Station in Lutherville.



  • MD; Tulane University School of Medicine(2004)
  • BA English; University of California Berkeley (1995)


  • Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of California (2011)
  • Intern and Resident, General Surgery, University of California (2011)


  • Fellowship, Surgical Endocrinology, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2013)
  • Research Fellowship (T32), Surgical Oncology, University of California (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (2012)

Research & Publications

View Dr. Morris-Wiseman's Research on PubMed

Activities & Honors


  • AMES Excellence in Clinical Teaching Faculty Award, 2020
  • University of Arizona Academy of Medical Education Scholars, 2019
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2018
  • Cancer Survivorship Poster Competition Winner, MD Anderson Trainee Research Day, 2013
  • Travel Award Recipient, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), 2012
  • Wilma Miley Morton Award for research performed during residency, UCLA, 2011
  • Best Interesting Case Presentation, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, 2010
  • Outstanding Student Teaching Award, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008
  • Harold Cummins Senior Award, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Richard Freeman Leadership Prize, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, 2003
  • History of Medicine Society Willard L. Marmelzat Foundation Award for Quality of Research and Writing, 2002


  • Association for Surgical Education (Member)
  • Latino Surgical Society (Member)
  • Association of Women Surgeons (Member)
  • Endocrine Society (Member)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (Member)
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery (Member)
  • American Thyroid Association (Member)
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (Member)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (Member)
  • American College of Surgeons (Member)
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