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Andrew Murr, MD

Title 
Professor and Chair
Degrees 
MD
Phone 
+1 415 353-2757
Fax 
+1 415 353-2603
Address 
2233 Post Street, Rm 319
UCSF Box 0342
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States
About Me 

Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been the Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education from 2006-2016 and is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF. Dr. Murr received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (now Drexel University), and completed a one-year internship in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York. He completed a residency and Chief Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the St. Louis University Medical Center, Missouri . Dr. Murr is an attending physician at the UCSF campuses, and clinically centers his activities in general practice in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

As a faculty member in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Murr is able to pursue his interest in craniomaxillofacial trauma surgery, where he is able to concentrate on this long standing clinical focus. As a recognized physician in his field, Dr. Murr has been invited to over 250 presentations, international, national, regional, and local. He is a member of the American Rhinological Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Otolaryngologists, the Triological Society, and the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Educators. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Murr is also on the Education Council of the AO North America, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Division, which is an organization devoted to teaching advanced methods of craniomaxillofacial trauma care. Dr. Murr’s research has focused on the evaluating the presence of fungi in chronic rhinosinusitis, on clinical aspects of facial trauma, and he has been part of a team that has analyzed the utility of a bioabsorbable steroid eluting stent in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Dr. Murr provides his services as a reviewer to 6 scientific journals, and he has contributed to 20 book chapters and over 40 published journal articles.

Specialty:
General Otolaryngology

Expertise:
Facial trauma, sinus surgery and rhinology, and general head and neck surgery

Professional Interests:
Fungal sinusitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps, bioabsorbable steroid eluting stent, facial trauma, underserved populations, mentoring, advisory colleges

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
• Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City, N.Y. – General Surgery
• Residency: St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO – Otolaryngology
• Chief Resident: St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO – Otolaryngology
• Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
• Medical License, Missouri State Board of Healing Arts
• Medical License, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Medical License, California State Medical Board
• Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology

Awards and Honors:
• 1998 - Roger Boles, M.D., Award for Teaching Excellence, Awarded by Chief Residents, University of California San Francisco, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
• 2001-2002 - Teaching Scholars Program, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
• 2003 - Nominated, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Mentoring, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
• 2003 - Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
• 2004 - Nominated, Class of 2004 Clinical Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
• 2003-Present - Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
• 2004 - Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Development Course Certificate
• 2006-Present - Member, Triological Society and submission of thesis
• 2006 - 2016 Roger Boles, M.D. Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education
• 2006 - Nominated, Honorary AOA membership, 2006, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
• 2007 - Nominated, Honorary AOA membership, 2007, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
• 2007 - Appreciation Award, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Graduating Class of 2007
• 2009-2012 - Best Doctors in America
• 2010 - Roger Boles, M.D. Award for Teaching Excellence
• 2010 - Maurice H. Cottle, M.D. Clinical Science Research Award, American Rhinologic Society 56th Annual Meeting, September 25, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts
• 2011 - Guest of Honor, Citation Award, Triological Society Combined Section Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona
• 2011 - Roger Boles, M.D. Award for Teaching Excellence
• 2012 - Membership, Gold Headed Cane Society, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
• 2012 - Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Distinguished Colleague Award
• 2013 - Top Peer Reviewer, The Laryngoscope
• 2013-Present - Treasurer, Triological Society