Jeffrey J. Morken, MD

Surgery - Colon and Rectal

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"My idea of a successful care plan includes active participation by patient and physician alike."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Morken is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon who treats a wide variety of disorders ranging from anorectal problems such as hemorrhoids and anal fistulas to complex laparoscopic techniques for colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


  • Board Certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery


  • Best Doctors for Women Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2013-2015
  • Top Doctors in Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2014, 2015
  • Featured on HCMC's Healthy Matters on WCCO radio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons


  • Sirany AM, Nygaard RM, Morken JJ. The ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract for anal fistula: A mixed bag or results. Dis Colon Rectum 2015 Jun;58(6):604-12.
  • Morken JJ, Baxter NN, Madoff RD, Finne CO. Endorectal ultrasound-directed biopsy: a useful technique to detect local recurrence of rectal cancer. International Journal of Colon & Rectal Disease (2006) 21:258-264.
  • Morken JJ, Warren KU, Xie Y, Rodriguez JL, Lyte M. Epinephrine as a mediator of pulmonary neutrophil sequestration. Shock 2002; 18(1):46-50.
  • Morken JJ, West MA. Abdominal compartment syndrome in the intensive care unit. Current Opinion in Critical Care 2001; 7(4):268-274.
  • Morken JJ, Kraatz JJ, Balcos EG, Hill MJ, Ney AL, West MA, Van Camp JM, Zera RT, Jacobs DM, Odland MD, Rodriguez JL. Civilian rectal trauma: a changing perspective. Surgery 1999; 126(4):693-698.


"In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy time at the lake, cooking, and boating. I enjoy riding my fat tire bike and paddleboarding when I can."


Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA