Peter M. Murray, M.D.

  1. Chair, Orthopedic Surgery, Florida

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Peter Murray, M.D., is Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Murray specializes in hand surgery and microsurgery, and has special interests in surgical reconstruction of peripheral nerve injuries, including brachial plexus reconstruction. He treats all disorders of the hand and upper limbs, including: joint arthroplasty of the hand, wrist and elbow; nonunion of fractures; tumors; complex acute fractures, and free flap surgery for soft tissue defects.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he also completed his Doctor of Medicine degree. While at West Virginia University, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society as an undergraduate and to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society while a medical student. He received his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, followed by a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Murray was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force ROTC program at West Virginia University and served on active duty; rising to the rank of Lt. Col. He was deployed in support of the Operation Desert Storm campaign in 1991. He was awarded the USAF Meritorious Service Medal and the USAF Commendation Medal.

Dr. Murray has authored more than 120 scientific publications and three books and has lectured on hand surgery internationally in more than a dozen counties. He has been a visiting professor at the following institutions: West Virginia University, University of Kentucky, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, University of Florida, University of Iowa, Henry Ford Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, University of Utah, University of Michigan, Stoney Brook University Medical Center, State University of New York, Columbia University, Loyola University, University of Cincinnati and University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Murray was recognized for his work in education with the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator Award. Dr. Murray is the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and is currently a Senior Director for the ABOS. He is a past President of the American Association for Hand Surgery, and currently is chair of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Review Committee (RRC) for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

  1. Broken arm
  2. Nerve compression syndrome
  3. Nonunion
  1. Brachial plexus surgery
  2. Elbow replacement
  3. Elbow replacement revision
  4. Elbow surgery
  5. Fibula free flap
  6. Free muscle transfer
  7. Hand surgery
  8. Microvascular surgery
  9. Nerve reconstruction
  10. Nonunion surgery
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery, including free fibular transfer
  • Free muscle transfer
  • Brachial plexus reconstruction surgery and peripheral nerve surgery
  • Elbow surgery, including total elbow replacement and replacement revision
  • Vascular disorders of the hand
  • Complex fractures of the upper limb and reconstruction of nonunions and malunions of the upper limb
  1. 1994
    Special Fellowship - Division of Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1990
    Resident - Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, RCPUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. 1985
    MD - Honor StudentWest Virginia University School of Medicine
  4. 1981
    BA - Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Distinguished Graduate Air Force ROTCWest Virginia University

Certifications

  1. 1996
    Hand SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 1992
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    2020 Distinguished Alumnus AwardSchool of Medicine, West Virginia University
  2. 2019
    Associate Faculty Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Florida, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  3. 2019
    Best Doctors in Jacksonville Awarding Organization
  4. 2018
    Best Doctors in Jacksonville Awarding Organization
  5. 2018
    Member-member Golf Club ChampionGlen Kernan Golf and Country Club
  6. 2016
    Health Care Heroes AwardJacksonville Business Journal
  7. 2016
    Jacksonville Business Journal Health Care Hero AwardJacksonville Business Journal
  8. 2015
    Member-member Golf Club Champion Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club
  9. 2014
    Distinguished Educator Award Mayo Clinic
  10. 2013
    McMillan Scholarship for Leadership EducationMcMillan Scholarship for Leadership Education
  11. 2012
    75 Most Influential People in Jacksonville Health Care904 Magazine
  12. 2011
    McMillan Scholarship for Leadership EducationMcMillan Scholarship for Leadership Education
  13. 2008
    Best Doctors in JacksonvilleAwarding Organization
  14. 2006
    Best Nerve Paper AwardAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  15. 2006
    Golf Club ChampionGlen Kernan Golf and Country Club
  16. 1999
    Gay Award for Best Scientific PaperSenior Residents Day, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  17. 1999
    Best Residents and Fellows PaperThe Annual Meeting of the American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Waikoloa, HI
  18. 1998
    First PlaceThe Roy Davis Scientific Paper Competition
  19. 1997
    The Harrington Award for Best Scientific PaperThe 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, Lake Placid, NY
  20. 1997
    Air Force Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force
  21. 1997
    FinalistMedscape Residents Scientific Paper Competition
  22. 1995
    Air Force Longevity RibbonUnited States Air Force
  23. 1992
    Air Force Commendation MedalUnited States Air Force
  24. 1991
    National Defense RibbonUnited States Air Force
  25. 1991
    Marksmanship RibbonUnited States Air Force
  26. 1990
    Air Force Training RibbonUnited States Air Force
  27. 1984
    President, Alpha Chapter, West Virginia UniversityAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  28. 1984
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  29. 1981
    Magna Cum LaudeWest Virginia University
  30. 1981
    Distinguished Graduate Air Force ROTCWest Virginia University
  31. 1981
    Honor Medical StudentSchool of Medicine, West Virginia University
  32. 1981
    Air Force Commanders AwardUnited States Air Force - West Virginia University
  33. 1981
    Academic Achievement Award United States Air Force - West Virginia University
  34. 1981
    Air Force Historical Foundation AwardUnited States Air Force
  35. 1981
    Air Force Association AwardUnited States Air Force
  36. 1981
    Aerospace Education AwardUnited States Air Force
  37. 1981
    Bronze Cross of AchievementUnited States Air Force
  38. 1981
    Air Force Association Award United State Air Force
  39. 1981
    Aerospace Education Award United State Air Force
  40. 1981
    Distinguished Graduate Air Force ROTC - West Virginia University
  41. 1977
    MemberPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  42. 1977
    MemberPhi Lambda Upsilon
  43. 1977
    MemberAlpha Epsilon Delta National Premedical Honor Society
  44. 1977
    Chemistry Honors ProgramAwarding Organization
  45. 1977
    University Honors ProgramAwarding Organization
  46. 1977
    Four-Year Air Force ROTC ScholarshipUnited States Air Force

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2023
    Member at LargeCouncil, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  2. 2018 - present
    ChairAmerican Council on Graduate Medical Education, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee
  3. 2018 - present
    Committee ChairAmerican Council on Graduate Medical Examination, Committee of Review
  4. 2018
    Chair-ElectAmerican Council on Graduate Medical Education, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee
  5. 2018 - 2019
    Penultimate Past PresidentBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  6. 2017 - 2018
    PresidentAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  7. 2017 - present
    Vice ChairAmerican Council on Graduate Medical Education, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee
  8. 2017 - 2018
    Past PresidentBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  9. 2017 - 2018
    ChairNominating Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  10. 2016 - 2019
    MemberExecutive Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  11. 2016 - 2017
    President ElectAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  12. 2016 - 2018
    ChairAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, GME Committee
  13. 2016 - 2017
    ChairSubspecialty Exam Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  14. 2016 - 2017
    PresidentBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  15. 2016
    EditorAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand, Hand Surgery Update VI
  16. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, GME Committee
  17. 2015 - 2017
    Board of Councilors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  18. 2015 - 2016
    President ElectBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  19. 2014 - 2018
    MemberMayo Military Committee
  20. 2014 - 2016
    ChairCredentials Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  21. 2014 - 2015
    Vice PresidentBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  22. 2014 - present
    MemberFaculty Development Steering Group, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  23. 2014 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Surgery Specialty Council
  24. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Council on Graduate Medical Education, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee
  25. 2013 - present
    MemberMilitary Collaboration Committee, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  26. 2013 - 2022
    DirectorAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  27. 2013 - 2014
    MemberSurgical Skills Task Force, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  28. 2013 - present
    Vice ChairCredentials Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  29. 2013 - present
    Vice ChairSubspecialty Exam Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  30. 2013 - present
    Co-ChairJoint Examination Committee on Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  31. 2013 - present
    ChairMaintenance of Certification Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  32. 2013 - present
    MemberSurgical Skills Task Force, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  33. 2012
    MemberMayo Medical School Dean Search Committee, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  34. 2012 - present
    MemberDepartment Annual Review Task Force
  35. 2012 - present
    MemberHand Surgery Endowment Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  36. 2012 - 2014
    TreasurerBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  37. 2012 - 2014
    MemberPart I Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  38. 2012 - 2014
    MemberPart II Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  39. 2012 - 2013
    Director-ElectAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  40. 2012
    MemberChairman Search Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  41. 2012 - present
    MemberCredentials Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  42. 2012 - present
    Oral Board ExaminerPart II Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  43. 2012 - present
    MemberSubspecialty Exam Committee, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  44. 2012 - present
    MemberMaintenance of Certification Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  45. 2012 - present
    MemberPart I Exam Question Writing Task Force, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  46. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Examination Committee on Surgery of the Hand
  47. 2011 - 2012
    MemberExecutive Dean for Continuing Medical Education Search Committee, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  48. 2011 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  49. 2011
    ChairComprehensive Hand Surgery Review Course, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  50. 2011 - 2016
    MemberConflict of Interest Review Board - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  51. 2011 - 2013
    MemberExecutive Dean Search Committee, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  52. 2011
    Instructional Course ChairmanAnnual meeting Program Committee, International Clinical Cytometry Society
  53. 2011 - present
    Voting MemberExecutive Operations Team - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  54. 2011 - present
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  55. 2010 - 2011
    MemberAnnual meeting Program Committee, International Clinical Cytometry Society
  56. 2010 - 2011
    ChairInstructional Course Lecture Series, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  57. 2010
    Co-ChairComprehensive Hand Surgery Review Course, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  58. 2010 - 2019
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  59. 2010 - 2012
    Treasurer ElectBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  60. 2010 - 2012
    Committee MemberResearch, American Association for Hand Surgery
  61. 2010 - 2011
    Co-EditorHand Surgery Update V, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  62. 2010 - 2011
    MemberComprehensive Hand Surgery Review Course, American Association for Hand Surgery
  63. 2010 - present
    Executive Board MemberNorth Florida Medical Legal Partnership
  64. 2009 - 2015
    ASSH LiaisonInstructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  65. 2009 - 2011
    MemberNominating Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  66. 2009 - 2011
    MemberAnnual Meeting Program Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  67. 2009
    MemberChairman Search Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  68. 2009
    MemberInstructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  69. 2008 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Publications Oversight Committee
  70. 2008 - 2012
    ChairCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  71. 2008 - present
    MemberEducation Executive Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  72. 2007 - 2014
    MemberEducation Finance Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  73. 2007 - 2012
    MemberCourse Planning Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  74. 2007 - 2010
    MemberPublication Education Subcommittee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  75. 2007 - 2008
    MemberHLC/NCA Reaccreditation Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  76. 2007
    MemberScientific Publications Strategic Planning Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  77. 2007
    Chair-ElectCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  78. 2007
    MemberTest Specification Task Force, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  79. 2007 - present
    MemberMedical Industrial Relations Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  80. 2007 - present
    MemberGene Vance Jr. Foundation
  81. 2006 - 2012
    MemberCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  82. 2006
    MemberCommittee on Committees, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  83. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  84. 2006 - present
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  85. 2005 - 2014
    MemberEducation Advisory Group, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  86. 2005 - 2014
    MemberMayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  87. 2005 - 2010
    Non-Voting MemberExecutive Operations Team - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  88. 2005 - 2009
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  89. 2005 - 2008
    ChairPediatric Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  90. 2005 - 2008
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Association for Hand Surgery
  91. 2005 - present
    ChairEducation Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  92. 2005 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  93. 2005 - present
    MemberElectronic Communications Committee, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  94. 2005 - present
    MemberFlorida Orthopaedic Society
  95. 2004 - 2011
    ChairmanComprehensive Hand Surgery Review Course, American Association for Hand Surgery
  96. 2004 - 2007
    MemberComprehensive Hand Surgery Review Course, American Association for Hand Surgery
  97. 2004 - 2006
    MemberSelf-Assessment Examination Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  98. 2004 - 2005
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  99. 2004
    MemberLeadership Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  100. 2004
    MemberPractice Management Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  101. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  102. 2004 - present
    MemberGovernment Relations Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  103. 2004 - present
    MemberTechnical Exhibits Committee, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  104. 2004 - present
    MemberSubspecialty Examination Question Writing Task Force, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  105. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Examination Committee on Surgery of the Hand Question Writing Task Force
  106. 2004 - present
    Task forceSubspecialty Examination Question Writing Task Force, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  107. 2003 - 2006
    MemberHand Bibliography Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  108. 2003 - 2006
    MemberRegional Review Course Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  109. 2002 - 2008
    MemberPediatric Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  110. 2002 - 2004
    ChairmanYoung Members Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  111. 2002 - 2004
    MemberEssentials in Hand Surgery Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  112. 2001 - 2007
    ChairEvaluations Subcommittee on Imaging, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  113. 2001 - 2004
    MemberAllied Health Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  114. 2000 - 2006
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Exhibits Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  115. 2000 - present
    MemberFlorida Medical Association
  116. 2000 - present
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  117. 1998 - 2000
    MemberFayette County Medical Society
  118. 1998 - 2000
    MemberKentucky Medical Association
  119. 1997 - 2005
    MemberYoung Members Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  120. 1997 - 2001
    Member-at-LargeEvaluations Subcommittee on Imaging, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  121. 1997 - 2001
    MemberResearch Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  122. 1997 - 1998
    MemberUniversity of South Carolina
  123. 1997 - 1998
    MemberRichland County Medical Society
  124. 1997 - 1998
    MemberSouth Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  125. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  126. 1997 - present
    MemberEvaluations Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  127. 1997 - present
    MemberEvaluations Subcommittee on Imaging, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  128. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  129. 1995 - 1997
    Medical-Legal ReviewerOrthopaedic Surgery, United States Air Force
  130. 1994 - 2000
    Past MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  131. 1994 - 2000
    MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  132. 1994 - 1998
    MemberSociety of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, United States Air Force
  133. 1994 - present
    MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  134. 1994 - present
    MemberSociety of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  135.  
    Past MemberFayette County Medical Society
  136.  
    Past MemberKentucky Medical Association
  137.  
    Past MemberRichland County Medical Society
  138.  
    Past MemberSouth Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  139.  
    MemberPractice Plant Educational Trust, University of South Carolina
  140.  
    MemberCurriculum Committee, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina
  141.  
    MemberIndependent Learning Subcommittee, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina

Publications

Research activities

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