Dr. Morgan P. Lorio is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with extensive expertise in both spine and hand surgery. Fulfilling his undergraduate requirements at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Dr. Lorio earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry in 1984. Committed to pursuing a degree in medicine, Dr. Lorio subsequently enrolled in Louisiana State University’s Medical School in Shreveport, LA.
Dr. Lorio then completed two years of additional training in General Surgery through SUNY-Buffalo’s School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. After concluding his clinical education, Dr. Lorio completed a 4-year residency in Orthopedic Surgery at SUNY-Buffalo. He was awarded the position of Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery in 1993 as a nod to his superior surgical skill.
A lifelong learner by nature, Dr. Lorio then completed a fellowship in Hand & Microsurgery, before undertaking additional training in plastic surgery through the University of Pittsburgh. Additional fellowships in spine surgery, minimally invasive interbody fusion, and MRI interpretation were soon to follow.
With such extensive training under his belt, Dr. Lorio was granted board-certification in orthopedic surgery (1999), spine surgery (2000), and hand surgery (2001).
Subsequently, Dr. Lorio initiated his private practice career through The Spine & Hand Center, P.C., a division of Neuro-Spine Solutions from 2002-2017. He practiced briefly at Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics Tennessee in Nashville, TN, before becoming a full-fledged member of the NJ Spine & Orthopedic team.
As a member of the NJSO team, Dr. Lorio has a lot to offer. A former Assistant Clinical Professor at East Tennessee State University and an accomplished researcher, Dr. Lorio recruits the latest in research, technology, and techniques to treat his patients. As such, Dr. Lorio has received numerous awards, including The ISASS Distinguished Service Award, Becker’s 26 Spine Surgeons Involved in Humanitarian Efforts, and Wellmont Health Systems’ Healthcare Hero Award.
In addition to practicing at NJSO, Dr. Lorio serves as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Spine Surgery. His own research results have been published in over 35 journals, including The Journal of Neurosurgery and The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.