Andrew Murr, MD

Title(s)Professor, Otolaryngology
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    Hahnemann UniversityM.D.1987School of Medicine
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    UCSF2013Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Triological Society2013  - nowTreasurer
    American Board of Otolaryngology2013  - 2014Guest Examiner
    American Board of Otolaryngology2015  - 2018Examiner
    American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery2018  - nowSenior Examiner
    UCSF2012  - nowMember, Gold Headed Cane Society
    American Rhinologic Society2010Cottle Award for Clinical Research
    Triological Society2006Fellow
    Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF2006  - 2016Roger Boles Chair in Otolaryngology Education
    Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF2003  - nowMember

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    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.

    General Otolaryngology

    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

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    1. Lee DS, Murr AH, Kersten RC, Pletcher SD. Silent sinus syndrome without opacification of ipsilateral maxillary sinus. Laryngoscope. 2018 Sep; 128(9):2004-2007. PMID: 29726628.
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    2. Moe KS, Murr AH, Wester ST. Orbital Fractures. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2018 May; 26(2):237-251. PMID: 29636153.
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    3. Jiam NT, Goldberg AN, Murr AH, Pletcher SD. Surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus lift. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):271-275. PMID: 28716179.
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    4. Russell MS, Eisele D, Murr A. The otolaryngology hospitalist: a novel practice paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun; 123(6):1394-8. PMID: 23666669.
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    5. Durr ML, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. A novel sinonasal endoscopy scoring system: the discharge, inflammation, and polyps/edema (DIP) score. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jan; 3(1):66-72. PMID: 22927217.
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    6. Han JK, Marple BF, Smith TL, Murr AH, Lanier BJ, Stambaugh JW, Mugglin AS. Effect of steroid-releasing sinus implants on postoperative medical and surgical interventions: an efficacy meta-analysis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 2(4):271-9. PMID: 22550039.
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    7. Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Dillehay K, Wymer LJ, Vesper SJ. Some chronic rhinosinusitis patients have elevated populations of fungi in their sinuses. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1438-45. PMID: 22532289.
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    8. Smith TL, Hwang PH, Murr AH, Lavigne F, Koreck A. Interrater reliability of endoscopic parameters following sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):230-6. PMID: 22095409.
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    9. Del Signore A, Murr AH, Lustig LR, Platt MP, Jalisi S, Pratt LW, Spiegel JH. Claim validity of print advertisements found in otolaryngology journals. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug; 137(8):746-50. PMID: 21576549.
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    10. Murr AH, Smith TL, Hwang PH, Bhattacharyya N, Lanier BJ, Stambaugh JW, Mugglin AS. Safety and efficacy of a novel bioabsorbable, steroid-eluting sinus stent. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 Jan-Feb; 1(1):23-32. PMID: 22287304.
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    11. Pletcher SD, Hoxworth JM, Goldberg AN, Murr AH, Glastonbury CM. Computed tomography imaging of the paranasal sinuses: direct versus reformatted coronal images. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun; 138(6):710-4. PMID: 18503840.
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    12. Egan K, Hanks DK, Kim DW, Murr AH. Coccidioidomycosis presenting as midline neck mass. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan; 136(1):147-8. PMID: 17210356.
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    13. Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Vesper S. Fungal speciation using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) in patients with and without chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2006 Aug; 116(8):1342-8. PMID: 16885733.
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    14. Munck K, Ali MJ, Murr AH, Goldberg AN. Impact of socioeconomic status on the diagnosis to treatment interval in Waldeyer's ring carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jul; 115(7):1283-7. PMID: 15995522.
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    15. Biller JA, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. Complications and the time to repair of mandible fractures. Laryngoscope. 2005 May; 115(5):769-72. PMID: 15867637.
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    16. Murr AH. Mandibular angle fractures and noncompression plating techniques. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Feb; 131(2):166-8. PMID: 15723951.
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    17. Biller JA, Murr AH. The importance of etiology on the clinical course of neck abscesses. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct; 131(4):388-91. PMID: 15467605.
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    18. Gurney TA, Dowd CF, Murr AH. Embolization for the treatment of idiopathic posterior epistaxis. Am J Rhinol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 18(5):335-9. PMID: 15586807.
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    19. Yen TL, Murr AH, Rabin J, Mhatre AN, Lalwani AK. Role of cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and human herpes virus-8 in benign lymphoepithelial cysts of the parotid gland. Laryngoscope. 2004 Aug; 114(8):1500-5. PMID: 15280734.
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    20. Murr AH. Contemporary indications for external approaches to the paranasal sinuses. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004 Apr; 37(2):423-34. PMID: 15064072.
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    21. Scheuller MC, Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Mhatre AN, Lalwani AK. Quantitative analysis of fungal DNA in chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2004 Mar; 114(3):467-71. PMID: 15091220.
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    22. Huang Y, Zurlinden E, Lin E, Li X, Tokumoto J, Golden J, Murr A, Engstrom J, Conte J. Liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric assay for the simultaneous determination of didanosine and stavudine in human plasma, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, alveolar cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, seminal plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and tonsil tissue. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2004 Jan 05; 799(1):51-61. PMID: 14659435.
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    23. Lin D, Reeck JB, Murr AH. Internal jugular vein thrombosis and deep neck infection from intravenous drug use: management strategy. Laryngoscope. 2004 Jan; 114(1):56-60. PMID: 14709995.
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    24. Gurney TA, Murr AH. Otolaryngologic manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Aug; 36(4):607-24. PMID: 14567056.
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    25. Visosky AM, Murr AH, Ng V, Dentoni T, Weir L, Haller BL. Multiple-use atomizers in outpatient otolaryngology clinics are not necessarily an infectious risk. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr; 128(4):447-51. PMID: 12707644.
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    26. Gurney TA, Lee KC, Murr AH. Contemporary issues in rhinosinusitis and HIV infection. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Feb; 11(1):45-8. PMID: 14515102.
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    27. Murr AH, Miller C, Papadakis M. Mentorship through advisory colleges. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1172-3. PMID: 12431954.
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    28. Allmond L, Murr AH. Clinical problem solving: radiology. Radiology quiz case 1: opacified Onodi cell. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 May; 128(5):596, 598-9. PMID: 12003597.
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    29. Laane CJ, Murr AH, Mhatre AN, Jones KD, Lalwani AK. Role of Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus in the etiology of benign parotid tumors. Head Neck. 2002 May; 24(5):443-50. PMID: 12001074.
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