About Dr. Murray
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon

Michael R Murray, MD, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon, Newark, DE

Michael R Murray, MD

Dr. Murray is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois where he graduated with honors and first in his class. While a third year student he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) society, an honor bestowed to the highest achieving students in his medical school class. Upon graduating medical school he completed a residency program in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University. While a resident Dr. Murray was awarded numerous awards and grants for research as well as leadership. Following residency he completed a year of intensive fellowship training in spine surgery at the renowned Emory Spine Center in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Emory, Dr. Murray had the opportunity to learn from both orthopedic and neurosurgical disciplines utilizing techniques from both fields to get the best surgical results.

Following his training he served as a spine surgeon and clinical instructor at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Maryland, Dr. Murray was part of the official medical team of the NFL Baltimore Ravens and he was also awared the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. In August 2017 Dr. Murray joins the staff at the University of Pennsylvania to develop a comprehensive spine center in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Murray works to coordinate the most effective and efficient care for patients at the spine center while also leading the region in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Murray always emphasizes conservative care for his patients. However, when conservative care fails, he attempts to solve every spine problem with the least invasive solution. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Murray has published numerous research papers, written book chapters, has been invited to speak at national meetings. He has also served as an instructor to surgeons of all levels of experience, teaching the latest techniques in spine surgery. In addition, Dr. Murray has been featured on the evening news, and radio broadcasts discussing the treatment of common spinal conditions.

Dr. Murray is a firm believer in minimally invasive surgery. The results generally speak for themselves... The results below are for the XLIF procedure, one of the minimally invasive procedures that Dr. Murray regularly performs.

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    West Chester
    210 Willowbrook Lane
    West Chester, PA 19382

    479 Thomas Jones Way
    Suite 300
    Exton, PA 19341

    West Grove
    105 Vineyard Way Set 101
    West Grove, PA 19390

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern University
  • Emory Univercity
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)
  • Penn Medicine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons