Matthew T. Murrell, M.D., Ph.D.
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Matthew T. Murrell, M.D., Ph.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Thoracic Anesthesia
  • Thoracic Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia


Dr. Murrell is a board certified anesthesiologist currently serving as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He earned his B.A. at Williams College in 1995 and his M.D., Ph.D. at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2006, after which he completed both his anesthesiology residency and his thoracic and regional anesthesiology fellowship specialty training at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Murrell's regional anesthesiology practice consists of ultrasound-guided single shot and continuous catheter blocks of upper and lower extremity for both the orthopedic trauma and arthroplasty services; his thoracic practice includes the care of patients undergoing esophagectomy, lobectomy/pneumonectomy and complex airway stenting/reconstruction procedures. In addition to these specialty care areas, Dr. Murrell is involved in the anesthetic management of patients undergoing bariatric, obstetric and general surgery procedures at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Murrell is an active co-investigator in ongoing laboratory and clinical research trials within the Department of Anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital involving the development and testing of novel neuromuscular blocking compounds.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Sadel Wortis Klein Award for Clinical Excellence


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2006
  • B.A., Williams College, 1995


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported