Andrew Murr, MD


Dr. Andrew Murr is currently the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF and currently holds the Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education. He also contributes as a general otolaryngologist with a focus in rhinology in the department at UCSF. His research interests include: new technologies for the treatment of sinus disease, the role of fungus in sinus disease and clinical outcomes for sinusitis treatment interventions.

Murr earned a medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia (now Drexel University) and completed a residency in otolaryngology at St. Louis University Medical Center in Missouri. He has served as the director of the department's Residency Program and an advisory college mentor in the School of Medicine. Murr has also been a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF since 2003.


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Hahnemann University School of Medicine 1987


St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, Otolaryngology 1992

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Russell MS, Eisele D, Murr A. The otolaryngology hospitalist: a novel practice paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun; 123(6):1394-8.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Egan K, Hanks DK, Kim DW, Murr AH. Coccidioidomycosis presenting as midline neck mass. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan; 136(1):147-8.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Biller JA, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, Murr AH. Complications and the time to repair of mandible fractures. Laryngoscope. 2005 May; 115(5):769-72.
  14. Murr AH. Mandibular angle fractures and noncompression plating techniques. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Feb; 131(2):166-8.
  15. 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.
  16. Gurney TA, Dowd CF, Murr AH. Embolization for the treatment of idiopathic posterior epistaxis. Am J Rhinol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 18(5):335-9.
  17. 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.
  18. Murr AH. Contemporary indications for external approaches to the paranasal sinuses. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004 Apr; 37(2):423-34.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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