Language: English
Gender: Male
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Weill Cornell Travel Medicine (WCTM)
1305 York Avenue , 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-0152
(646) 962-TRIP (8747)

Personal Statement

Dr. Murray received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1972, and trained in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital and in Infectious Diseases at George Washington University School of Medicine and the Rockefeller University.  In 1979, Dr. Murray joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell, was Division Chief  (1983-1995) and is now the Arthur R. Ashe Professor of Medicine.  In 1980, Dr. Murray helped to found Weill Cornell’s Travel Clinic where he has seen travelers for more than 30 years.  He has a particular interest in Travel Medicine and parasitic infections.  Dr. Murray has authored nearly 300 publications, and is editor of Tropimed-U.S. (a travel medicine website).

Specialties & Expertise


  • Tropical Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease


  • Primary Care
  • International Travel Advisory

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Amida Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease

Clinical & Academic Positions

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Arthur R. Ashe Jr. Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College, 1972

Honors & Awards

1981 Rockefeller Foundation Career Development Award

1983 Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

1984 American Society for Clinical Investigation

1989 Squibb Award for Outstanding Achievement, Infectious Diseases Society of America

1992 NIH AIDS Program Advisory Committee

1994 Association of American Physicians

1995 Associate Chairman (Clinical Research), Department of Medicine

2002 NIH Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Section

2005 Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Professor of Medicine

2006 Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Medicine


Dr. Murray received his BA degree from Cornell University and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. He trained in Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital, where he was also Chief Resident, and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He obtained clinical infectious diseases training at George Washington University School of Medicine and post-doctoral research training in immunology at Rockefeller University. In 1979, Dr. Murray returned to the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medical College where he established his research laboratory in experimental visceral leishmaniasis and host defense which has now been supported by NIH for nearly 30 years, and he was also Division Chief (1983-1995). He established Cornell's NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Group and the Cornell Clinical Trials Unit, and was Associate Chairman for Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine (1995-2007). Dr. Murray established and directs the Arthur Ashe AIDS Endowment, co-chairs the Department's Quality Assurance Committee and formerly co-directed the Kala-Azar Medical Research Center in India. He is editor of Tropimed-U.S., a travel medicine web site, and attends on the Infectious Diseases clinical service and at Cornell's Travel Medicine Clinic.