Read or listen to my first book Critical here.


I work as an intensive care consultant in a big teaching hospital in the UK. I also help with charity work from bereavement to global literacy.


I write non-fiction books for the general public that combine science, stories and humanity. I have also written for newspapers around the world about medicine and science.


I've done presenting work for Radio / Podcasts / TV to an international audience with more to come.

About me

I'm an intensive care doctor, researcher and author. My open letter addressed to patients during the 2020 COVID pandemic has been read by over half a million people worldwide and viewed by over three million times after featuring on Channel 4. My first book CRITICAL (2019, Simon & Schuster) has been translated into four languages and featured in The Times. I've spoken to large audiences at some of the largest book festivals in the world including Hay, Russia and Ubud. My articles have featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, Esquire magazine, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Mirror and The Huffington Post. Since narrating the highly rated audiobook of CRITICAL, I've spoken on a number of popular podcasts and radio programmes including The Today Program on BBC Radio 4 and international talk shows. I've appeared on a number of television programs including Sky News, CNN, ITV, The BBC, The Jeremy Vine Show and international channels. I've been nominated for the 2020 Royal Society David Attenborough Prize for public engagement in science. I live in Cardiff with my family, enjoys CrossFit, photography, cold beer and even colder ice cream.

Nice things people have said about my book "Critical":

Compassionate and moving

The Observer

A very special book filled with stories of survival, hope and loss.

Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt

His wit and compassion are everywhere evident in this enlightening book, and he makes a welcome contribution to our understanding of these extraordinary times.

Sunday Times

A gripping realism of life in intensive care that reminds us how fragile is life. Written with humility and insight this is an intriguing glimpse into a world of life saving decisions. It is life affirming and hugely reassuring.

Professor Dame Sue Black

This book promises to offer a real insight into an area of life and death medicine that many of us will have seen dramatised on television.

Michael Mosley, author of The Fast Diet, The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet and The Clever Guts Diet

This book is marvellous: buy it, share it, recommend it...stat. We are fortunate to have dedicated, caring and humble folks such as Doc Morgan on the Critical Care front line. We are even better off when a writer can capture all that this exciting, mad, glorious and even exasperating job means. If you work in healthcare, know somebody that does, or simply inhabit a body then this book is for you: in fact it's critical.

Peter Brindley, Professor of Critical Care Medicine

People I've worked with

I've really enjoyed working to tough deadlines on great projects with publishers around the world.

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Best bits

Here are three bits of work that I am the most proud of.

A Letter From ICU

A Letter From ICU

Channel 4 and BMJ

A letter I wrote during the pandemic watched by over three million people. Click below to open.

A day in my life

A day in my life

The Telegraph

Thanks to my friend Miranda Levy for helping with this article following a day in my life. Click below to read.

A special meeting

A special meeting


A was so happy to meet again with Davide, a young dad who I first met when he was dying on the ICU. Click below to read.

Latest writing

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An ordinary death

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I'd love to hear from readers, watchers, listeners or publishers. I'm very happy to explore new projects including speaking at events.

drmattmorgan@gmail.com or my wonderful agent on charlotte@johnsonandalcock.co.uk