I am an intensive care doctor, scientist, teacher, geek and author interested in medical education and public engagement. I want to take you on a tour of my world in my book “Critical”.

What other people are saying:

‘This book offers real insight into life and death medicine.’

Dr. Michael Mosley, Author of the 5/2 Diet.


‘Just wonderful. I love the exploration of what it means to survive, at what cost and so on. Such an important factor and it’s a real problem with what we do. An old surgeon once told me ‘just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. Operating is the easiest thing in the world, not doing so is incredibly challenging’. A lovely book.’

Dr Nikki Stamp, cardiothoracic surgeon & author of Can you Die of a Broken Heart?

‘This book is marvellous: buy it, share it, recommend it…. 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.”

Dr Peter Brindley Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology & Medical Ethics at the University of Alberta.

“Matt Morgan writes beautifully and movingly about the edges of life.  Through vivid encounters and pitch-perfect insights, he shines a light on the human experience at the frontiers of healthcare.”

Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam, President, Intensive Care Society


“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, author of All that remains: a life in death