Shane Douglas Morrison, MD, MS

Shane Douglas Morrison, MD, MS

Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Center

On staff since August 2021

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"I’m constantly in awe to see the resilience and strength in the patients I partner with. I feel fortunate to be part of their journey whether that’s recovery from an injury or realizing the person they were always meant to be. I strive to offer a patient-centered approach in my practice and find it extremely rewarding to partner with patients and their families to develop holistic treatment plans. I cannot imagine doing anything else. "

  • Dr. Morrison is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in gender affirmation surgery. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he completed his undergraduate and master’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. Prior to medical school, he conducted protein engineering research in Switzerland as a Fulbright Scholar. During medical school at Stanford, he spent time studying wound healing as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellow and working on healthcare policy in Kosovo as a Boren Fellow. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Washington and did further specialized training in gender affirmation surgery at the University of Michigan and Ghent University Hospital in Belgium. Outside of work, you can find him and his wife exploring the cuisines of the PNW, gardening, or lounging with their cats.

    • Kimberly Redmond, WA 02.10.22

      As parent of a trans teen, I have been extremely grateful for the compassionate and kind support of all SCH staff. Most recently, my son had gender affirming (top) surgery. From pre-op to our most recent follow up, Dr. Morrison has been respectful, encouraging, and thorough in all communication. He is also an incredibly skilled surgeon (you should see the amazing results). It is obvious in his demeanor and presence that he recognizes the privilege it is to be a part of a trans child's journey. And, while I knew that the physical transformation would have a positive impact, I don't think I truly understood just how wide the reach of that impact would be. 2 weeks after surgery, as my son was getting ready for bed, he told me that he's noticed that he doesn't feel dysphoric and he loves his chest. You see, much of his trans experience has been rooted in dysphoria…now, he (with support of his team) gets to walk through releasing that and celebrating his "now". And, he is excited to go to the pool this summer! If any parent or patient ever wanted to talk with someone who has gone through this process, we would be glad both to support our experience with Dr. Morrison and to talk about the process and any "tips" or "tricks" we found! Thank you, Dr. Morrison and team! There truly are no words that can fully express how grateful I am for you!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    David L Boren Fellowship (2010) Advanced Albanian Language Studies in Albania and The Republic of Kosovo Boren Awards at the Institute of International Education
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellow (2011) Standford University School of Medicine - Laboratory of Michael T. Longaker
    Clinical Leaders Scholarship (2019) The Plastic Surgery Foundation
    Student Contribution Honorable Mention (2017) World Professional Association for Transgender Health
    Pilot Research Grant Recipient (2016) "Perception of Facial Femininity and Outcomes after Facial Feminization Surgery."/ research conducted at the University of Washington School of Medicine The Plastic Surgery Foundation
    Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award (2021) American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
    Fulbright Fellowship (2007) University of Zurich, Switzerland - Laboratory of Andreas Pluckthun


Medical/Professional School

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


University of Washington Plastic Surgery, Seattle, WA


Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, Belgium
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Clinical Interests

Gender Affirmation Surgery, Breast Surgery, Pediatric Soft Tissue Surgery

Research Description

Patient-reported outcomes are often overlooked but vastly important outcome measures to surgery. My research focuses on patient-reported outcomes and surgical outcomes in gender affirmation surgery and plastic surgery.