Dr. Murray specializes in the evaluation and management of sports related injuries in both the elite athlete as well as the weekend warrior. His philosophy is to employ the latest diagnostic and treatment options available to return the injured athlete to their preinjury level of function. His goal is to maximize nonsurgical treatment strategies prior to recommending surgical intervention for most injuries. Those that require surgical intervention are promptly treated to minimize time lost from activity and maximize functional recovery. He has extensive experience with evaluation and management of athletes at all levels of play.
Dr. Murray is a new addition to the Core Orthopedics and Sports Medicine orthopedic team, recently relocating with his family to the Chicago area following twelve years of practice in Durham, North Carolina. He completed orthopedic residency training at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, followed by a year of specialized fellowship training in Sports Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. While there, he worked under the tutelage of Dr. William Youmans, longtime team physician for the University of Tennessee Volunteers, where he performed over 200 ACL reconstructions and complex knee ligamentous injuries, as well as at least as many rotator cuff repairs. He was a team physician for the Tennessee Volunteers football team that captured the 1998 NCAA Division I Championship, and cared for many athletes with later careers in the National Football League.
Dr. Murray is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and also has a Certificate of Added Qualification for Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the American Orthopedic Association. He enjoys outdoor activities, golf, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and three young children.