Thomas Murry, Ph.D.

Thomas Murry

Thomas Murry, Ph.D. is a nationally and internationally recognized speech-language pathologist and voice scientist with clinical and research expertise in voice disorders, care of the performer's voice and swallowing disorders. He has a special interest in the voice disorders of performing artists and those that result in shortness of breath or chronic cough. Dr. Murry serves as a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Otorlaryngology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Murry received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Communication Sciences Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville and went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Murry continued his research as a lieutenant in the US Navy at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, New London where he worked on the design and development of underwater human communication systems.

Following his research with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Murry went to San Diego where he joined the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California, San Diego as both a research scientist and speech-language pathologist in the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery. He has since worked in the Departments of Otolaryngology at the University of Tennessee, University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University where he led the development of multidisciplinary teams to treat voice and swallowing disorders. He continued his research interests at those institutions and at the same time developed and trained research fellows at the University of Hong Kong and University of Crete. He currently maintains his research and clinical practice in the Voice Center and the Center for the Performing Artist at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Murryr's current research has focused on the outcomes of treatment for voice and swallowing disorders. While at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Murry received research funding to study the acoustic, perceptual and aerodynamic parameters of voice in patients with various neurological diseases. In addition, this work was followed up with studies of swallowing disorders following surgery to the organs of the head and neck while at the University of Pittsburgh. He continues to maintain research interests in swallowing and voice disorders.

Dr. Murry has authored or coauthored 12 books for speech pathologists and otolaryngologists. His book, Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders with co-author Ricardo Carrau, MD is now in its second edition and is used as a text book in many speech pathology departments in the United States and abroad. His most recent two books, The Performer's Voice and The Singer's Voice, co-authored with Michael Benninger, MD of the Cleveland Clinic continue to be popular with both clinicians and performers. Along with his 12 books, Dr. Murry has contributed at least 50 chapters to books in voice and swallowing disorders.

Dr. Murry is sought after as a speaker in both the United States and abroad. He brings a clear message of voice and swallowing as problems that have a multidisciplinary management protocol. He lectures regularly at the Voice Foundation, the Dysphagia Research Society, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He has lectured on topics of voice and swallowing disorders in over 30 countries.

Dr. Murry is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. He has also received an award for being an outstanding alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Recently, he was awarded the President's Citation from the American Laryngological Association for his contributions to the field of laryngology. He is on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Voice Foundation, the International Association of Phonosurgery, and the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.

Current Position: Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1305 York Avenue

New York, NY 10021

646 962 5347

UNDERGRADUATE: Indiana University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science

Indiana, PA

GRADUATE: The Ohio State University: Master of Arts Columbus, OH

University of Florida: Ph.D. Gainesville, FL

POSTGRADUATE: University of Florida: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Gainesville, FL

Peer-Reviewed Publications: 121

Presentations: National 365

International : 185


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care



Myers EN, Johnson JT, Murry T. Tracheotomy: Airway Management, Communication and Swallowing. San Diego, Singular Publishing Group, 1998.

Murry T, Carrau RL. Clinical Manual of Swallowing Disorders. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, 2001.

Rosen CA, Murry T. Voice Disorders and Phonosurgery I, Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, August 2000.

Rosen CA, Murry T. Voice Disorders and Phonosurgery II, Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, October 2000.

Aviv, JE, Murry, T. FEESST Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing. San Diego: Plural Publishing Inc. 2005.

Murry, T. Carrau, RL Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders San Diego: Plural Publishing Co. 2006

Carrau, R. Murry T. Comprehensive Management of Swallowing Disorders. San Diego: Plural Publishing Co. 2006

Benninger, m Murry, T The Performers Voice, Plural Publishing Inc., San Diego

Benninger, M Murry T. The Singers Voice Plural Publishing Inc., San Diego