Joseph F. Murray, M.D.

Joseph Murray

Joseph F. Murray, MD, is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Equal Opportunity Programs and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. 




Dr. Murray is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton, where he majored in Biology, English, and Philosophy. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1995. He completed an internship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a residency in Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH).

Dr. Murray worked at the Center for Special Studies (CSS), the multi-disciplinary HIV clinic at NYPH, from 1999-2010. In 2010, he was named course director of the Medicine Patients Society 1 course at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also served as the associate director of the Psychiatry clerkship. He is an attending on the NYPH Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service was the consulting psychiatrist to the NYPH Heart Failure/Heart Transplant service.  He is a principal participant in the ITEACH project (Interprofessional Training and Education at Cornell-Hunter).  He is involved in two student-run organizations: the Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC) and the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR). He is also the academic coordinator for the medical college's Music and Medicine initiative.

Dr. Murray is not accepting new patients.  For a referral, call 1-888-694-2255.


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]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Honors and Awards

 2013 Senior List, Weill Cornell Medical College

2012 Senior List, Weill Cornell Medical College

2012 Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Medical College

2012 Leonard Tow Humanism Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation

2011 Payne Whitney Teacher of the Year, Psychiatry Residency, NYPH

2008 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Medicine Patients Society 1 course, Weill Cornell Medical College

2006 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Medicine Patients Society 1 course, Weill Cornell Medical College

1999 Payne Whitney Faculty Council Award for Clinical Excellence, NYPH