Andrew Murr, MD

Title(s)Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2233 Post Street, #319
San Francisco CA 94115
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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
    American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery2021  - 2026Director

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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 the international representative for AOCMF North America to the AOCMF International Board, which is an organization devoted to teaching advanced methods of craniomaxillofacial trauma care. Dr. Murr is a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Treasurer of the Triological Society.

    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. Mandibular Angle Fractures. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2022 Feb; 30(1):109-116. Stanford-Moore G, Murr AH. PMID: 34809880.
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    2. Communication Chaos from Discrepancies in Personal Protective Equipment and Preoperative Guidelines. Laryngoscope. 2021 03; 131(3):E746-E754. Wang N, Xu MJ, House AE, Strohl MP, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. PMID: 33128391.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    3. Consensus-based perioperative protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Neurosurg Spine. 2020 Oct 02; 34(1):13-21. Mummaneni PV, Burke JF, Chan AK, Sosa JA, Lobo EP, Mummaneni VP, Antrum S, Berven SH, Conte MS, Doernberg SB, Goldberg AN, Hess CP, Hetts SW, Josephson SA, Kohi MP, Ma CB, Mahadevan VS, Molinaro AM, Murr AH, Narayana S, Roberts JP, Stoller ML, Theodosopoulos PV, Vail TP, Wienholz S, Gropper MA, Green A, Berger MS. PMID: 33007752.
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    4. Analysis of Venture Capital Investment in Therapeutic Otolaryngologic Devices, 2008-2017. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Apr 01; 145(4):387-389. Rathi VK, Murr AH, Feng AL, Tauscher JL, Naunheim MR, Kozin ED, Gray ST. PMID: 30816918; PMCID: PMC6481425.
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    5. Association Between Conventional Bicycle Helmet Use and Facial Injuries After Bicycle Crashes. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 02 01; 145(2):140-145. Benjamin T, Hills NK, Knott PD, Murr AH, Seth R. PMID: 30543361; PMCID: PMC6440218.
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    6. Silent sinus syndrome without opacification of ipsilateral maxillary sinus. Laryngoscope. 2018 09; 128(9):2004-2007. Lee DS, Murr AH, Kersten RC, Pletcher SD. PMID: 29726628.
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    7. Orbital Fractures. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2018 May; 26(2):237-251. Moe KS, Murr AH, Wester ST. PMID: 29636153.
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    8. Staphylococcus aureus controls interleukin-5 release in upper airway inflammation. J Proteomics. 2018 05 30; 180:53-60. Bachert C, Holtappels G, Merabishvili M, Meyer T, Murr A, Zhang N, Van Crombruggen K, Gevaert E, Völker U, Bröker BM, Vaneechoutte M, Schmidt F. PMID: 29247803.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    9. Surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus lift. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):271-275. Jiam NT, Goldberg AN, Murr AH, Pletcher SD. PMID: 28716179; PMCID: PMC5498319.
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    10. The otolaryngology hospitalist: a novel practice paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun; 123(6):1394-8. Russell MS, Eisele D, Murr A. PMID: 23666669.
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    11. A novel sinonasal endoscopy scoring system: the discharge, inflammation, and polyps/edema (DIP) score. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jan; 3(1):66-72. Durr ML, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. PMID: 22927217.
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    12. 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. Han JK, Marple BF, Smith TL, Murr AH, Lanier BJ, Stambaugh JW, Mugglin AS. PMID: 22550039.
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    13. Some chronic rhinosinusitis patients have elevated populations of fungi in their sinuses. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1438-45. Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Pletcher SD, Dillehay K, Wymer LJ, Vesper SJ. PMID: 22532289; PMCID: PMC7165593.
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    14. Interrater reliability of endoscopic parameters following sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):230-6. Smith TL, Hwang PH, Murr AH, Lavigne F, Koreck A. PMID: 22095409.
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    15. Claim validity of print advertisements found in otolaryngology journals. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug; 137(8):746-50. Del Signore A, Murr AH, Lustig LR, Platt MP, Jalisi S, Pratt LW, Spiegel JH. PMID: 21576549.
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    16. Safety and efficacy of a novel bioabsorbable, steroid-eluting sinus stent. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 Jan-Feb; 1(1):23-32. Murr AH, Smith TL, Hwang PH, Bhattacharyya N, Lanier BJ, Stambaugh JW, Mugglin AS. PMID: 22287304.
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    17. Computed tomography imaging of the paranasal sinuses: direct versus reformatted coronal images. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun; 138(6):710-4. Pletcher SD, Hoxworth JM, Goldberg AN, Murr AH, Glastonbury CM. PMID: 18503840.
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    18. Coccidioidomycosis presenting as midline neck mass. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan; 136(1):147-8. Egan K, Hanks DK, Kim DW, Murr AH. PMID: 17210356.
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    19. Fungal speciation using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) in patients with and without chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2006 Aug; 116(8):1342-8. Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Vesper S. PMID: 16885733; PMCID: PMC7165928.
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    20. Impact of socioeconomic status on the diagnosis to treatment interval in Waldeyer's ring carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jul; 115(7):1283-7. Munck K, Ali MJ, Murr AH, Goldberg AN. PMID: 15995522.
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    21. Complications and the time to repair of mandible fractures. Laryngoscope. 2005 May; 115(5):769-72. Biller JA, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. PMID: 15867637.
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    22. Mandibular angle fractures and noncompression plating techniques. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Feb; 131(2):166-8. Murr AH. PMID: 15723951.
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    23. The importance of etiology on the clinical course of neck abscesses. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct; 131(4):388-91. Biller JA, Murr AH. PMID: 15467605.
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    24. Embolization for the treatment of idiopathic posterior epistaxis. Am J Rhinol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 18(5):335-9. Gurney TA, Dowd CF, Murr AH. PMID: 15586807.
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    25. 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. Yen TL, Murr AH, Rabin J, Mhatre AN, Lalwani AK. PMID: 15280734.
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    26. Contemporary indications for external approaches to the paranasal sinuses. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004 Apr; 37(2):423-34. Murr AH. PMID: 15064072.
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    27. Quantitative analysis of fungal DNA in chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2004 Mar; 114(3):467-71. Scheuller MC, Murr AH, Goldberg AN, Mhatre AN, Lalwani AK. PMID: 15091220.
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    28. 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. Huang Y, Zurlinden E, Lin E, Li X, Tokumoto J, Golden J, Murr A, Engstrom J, Conte J. PMID: 14659435.
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    29. Internal jugular vein thrombosis and deep neck infection from intravenous drug use: management strategy. Laryngoscope. 2004 Jan; 114(1):56-60. Lin D, Reeck JB, Murr AH. PMID: 14709995.
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    30. Otolaryngologic manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Aug; 36(4):607-24. Gurney TA, Murr AH. PMID: 14567056.
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    31. Multiple-use atomizers in outpatient otolaryngology clinics are not necessarily an infectious risk. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr; 128(4):447-51. Visosky AM, Murr AH, Ng V, Dentoni T, Weir L, Haller BL. PMID: 12707644.
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    32. Contemporary issues in rhinosinusitis and HIV infection. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Feb; 11(1):45-8. Gurney TA, Lee KC, Murr AH. PMID: 14515102.
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    33. Role of Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus in the etiology of benign parotid tumors. Head Neck. 2002 May; 24(5):443-50. Laane CJ, Murr AH, Mhatre AN, Jones KD, Lalwani AK. PMID: 12001074.
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    34. Clinical problem solving: radiology. Radiology quiz case 1: opacified Onodi cell. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 May; 128(5):596, 598-9. Allmond L, Murr AH. PMID: 12003597.
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    35. Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease: an easily misdiagnosed clinical entity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Dec; 125(6):651-3. Ramirez AL, Johnson J, Murr AH. PMID: 11743471.
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    36. Clinical validation of the Bedbugg in detection of obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Sep; 125(3):227-30. Claman D, Murr A, Trotter K. PMID: 11555758.
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    37. Gene expression profiling of human stent-induced neointima by cDNA array analysis of microscopic specimens retrieved by helix cutter atherectomy: Detection of FK506-binding protein 12 upregulation. Circulation. 2001 Mar 13; 103(10):1396-402. Zohlnhöfer D, Klein CA, Richter T, Brandl R, Murr A, Nührenberg T, Schömig A, Baeuerle PA, Neumann FJ. PMID: 11245643.
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    38. Detection of fungi in the nasal mucosa using polymerase chain reaction. Laryngoscope. 2001 Mar; 111(3):399-403. Catten MD, Murr AH, Goldstein JA, Mhatre AN, Lalwani AK. PMID: 11224767.
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    39. Frontoethmoidectomy with Sewall-Boyden reconstruction: indications, technique, and philosophy. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2001 Feb; 34(1):153-65. Murr AH, Dedo HH. PMID: 11344070.
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    40. Pathology forum. Quiz case 1. Secondary syphilis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Feb; 127(2):217, 219. Monhian N, Murr AH, Mandpe AH, Baehner FL. PMID: 11177045.
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    41. Relation of epidermal growth factor receptor expression to goblet cell hyperplasia in nasal polyps. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000 Oct; 106(4):705-12. Burgel PR, Escudier E, Coste A, Dao-Pick T, Ueki IF, Takeyama K, Shim JJ, Murr AH, Nadel JA. PMID: 11031341.
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    42. Nontraumatic nasal septal abscesses in the immunocompromised: etiology, recognition, treatment, and sequelae. Am J Rhinol. 2000 Jan-Feb; 14(1):39-43. Shah SB, Murr AH, Lee KC. PMID: 10711331.
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    43. Devastating complications of acute pediatric bacterial sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Apr; 120(4):575-9. Broberg T, Murr A, Fischbein N. PMID: 10187964.
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    44. Factitious orbital emphysema: an unusual presentation of Munchausen's syndrome. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Nov; 119(5):512-4. Greene D, Murr AH. PMID: 9807080.
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    45. Doxycycline sclerosis of benign lymphoepithelial cysts in patients infected with HIV. Laryngoscope. 1998 Aug; 108(8 Pt 1):1199-205. Lustig LR, Lee KC, Murr A, Deschler D, Kingdom T. PMID: 9707244.
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    46. Contemporary presentation and management of a spectrum of mastoid abscesses. Laryngoscope. 1998 Jun; 108(6):822-8. Spiegel JH, Lustig LR, Lee KC, Murr AH, Schindler RA. PMID: 9628496.
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    47. Frontoethmoidectomy with Sewall-Boyden reconstruction: alive and well, a 25-year experience. Am J Rhinol. 1998 May-Jun; 12(3):191-8. Dedo HH, Broberg TG, Murr AH. PMID: 9653477.
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    48. Current perspective on temporal bone trauma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Jul; 117(1):67-71. Nosan DK, Benecke JE, Murr AH. PMID: 9230326.
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    49. Universal precautions for the otolaryngologist: techniques and equipment for minimizing exposure risk. Ear Nose Throat J. 1995 May; 74(5):338, 341-6. Murr AH, Lee KC. PMID: 7796741.
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    50. Association of facial paralysis with HIV positivity. Am J Otol. 1991 Nov; 12(6):450-1. Murr AH, Benecke JE. PMID: 1805637.
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