Dr. Michael Murray, MD

Dr. Michael Murray, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Dr. Michael Murray, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic neck surgery, and more.Read his story

3737 Market St Ste 600

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 93% of peers
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more than 90% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Murray's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Murray "Dr. Murray is a board certified spine surgeon with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in a wide range of surgical procedures ranging from outpatient minimally invasive surgery to complex spinal reconstructions for spinal deformity. Dr. Murray earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society and graduated with honors. He then completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois followed by a spine fellowship at the Emory Spine Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to beginning practice with Penn Orthopedics, Dr. Murray was a faculty member at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. While practicing in Baltimore he was involved in spinal surgery research and education of orthopedic surgery residents earning the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching and mentorship. Dr. Murray has also published multiple scientific articles, lectured at national spine conferences and has served as an instructor, teaching minimally invasive surgical techniques to practicing spine surgeons. "
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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21  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Northwestern-McGaw Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Prior to finding Dr. Murray, I thought that I was going to have to travel out of state to have minimally invasive spine surgery. Luckily, I heard about Dr. Murray from friends in the medical field. The results of my surgery and my overall experience with Dr. Murray far exceeded my expectations! ...Read More
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I had put off getting a spinal fusion for so long because of the pain and long recovery that I saw with people that had these surgeries. I eventually decided to have a minimally invasive spine fusion at L4-L5 and went home the very next day. The nerve pain in my legs was gone and I only had what...Read More
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Dr. Murray is an extraordinarily skilled spinal surgeon as well as a truly lovely person. After an unsuccessful back surgery 1 1/2 years ago that resulted in continued back pain and a new pain in my leg, I was lucky to find Dr. Murray. Now, 7 weeks after Dr. Murray's surgery, my back pain is so...Read More
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Dr. Murray is the best in the Philadelphia area. I saw a number of surgeons and no one else has his experience with minimally invasive spine surgery. He did a minimally invasive spinal fusion at L5-S1 and I was back to work in 3 weeks. A friend that had a traditional spine fusion wasn't back...Read More
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I was sent to Dr. Murray for surgery to replace a cervical disc. Dr. Murray is very easy to talk to, and took as much time as needed to answer all of my questions and to make it very clear what I could expect with the surgery and the recovery. On the day of the surgery Dr. Murray came to see me in...Read More
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