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Brian                          Murray

Brian M. Murray MD

Department of Medicine

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Nephrology

 
Professional Summary:

My clinical activities are focused on caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end-stage renal disease undergoing renal replacement therapy. I am the Chief Medical Officer of Erie County Medical Center (ECMC); as such, I am responsible for ensuring that the hospital has a high-quality, safe and efficient environment in which our health care professionals can render the best possible care for all patients. I also serve as the liaison between physicians and hospital administration, helping the latter to develop hospital policy and its strategic vision.

My research is focused on addressing population health management. With the use of bioinformatics, my goal is to develop methods that will permit earlier detection of kidney disease and improved models for delivering extended care management for patients with CKD. My past research has included study of the diagnosis and treatment of viral diseases in transplant patients, vascular access problems in hemodialysis patients and the early identification and treatment of CKD.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Renal, University of Minnesota Hospitals (1985)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Trinity College, University of Dublin (1982)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Meath Hospital (1980)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, graduated with honors (1979)
Employment:
  • Interim Director, Transplant and Renal Center of Excellence, Erie County Medical Center (2011-present)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Erie County Medical Center (2008-present)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1994-present)
  • Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1985-present)
  • Associate Medical Director, Erie County Medical Center (2004–2008)
  • Medical Director, Clevehill Dialysis Unit (1996–2004)
  • Medical Director, Hemodialysis Unit, Erie County Medical Center (1989–2004)
  • President, Medical/Dental Staff, Erie Country Medical Center (2000–2002)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1985–1994)
  • Acting Director, Hemodialysis Unit, Erie Country Medical Center (1988–1989)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1986–1989)
  • Part-Time Staff Physician (Emergency Room), University of Minnesota Hospitals (1984–1985)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly‘s Top Doctors in America (2014)
  • Who's Who in Healthcare (2012)
  • ECMC's Distinguished Physician Award (2010)
  • Best Doctors in America (2007)
  • Best of the Best Award, Region‘s Highest Health Care Honor (2004)
  • Gift of Life Award, National Kidney Foundation of WNY (2004)
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (1995)
  • Fellowship of the American College of Physicians (1995)
  • Travel Fellowship to the X International Congress of Nephrology, London, England (1987)
  • Scientific Achievement Award (1984)
  • Sir James Craig Memorial Prize (1st Place) in Medicine, Trinity College in Dublin (1979)
  • Gold Medal and Moderatorship Prize (1st Place) in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Trinity College in Dublin (1976)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • November 2006–February 2012
    EVOLVE Trial: Evaluation of Cinacalcet HCI Therapy to Lower Cardiovasclar Events
    Amgen Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2006–June 2008
    The Use of Virtual Case Management to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2005–June 2006
    Quality Improvement Research to Improve Care of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients Admitted for Cardiovascular Disease at ECMC
    National Kidney Foundation of WNY
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • September 2002–August 2005
    Flow Measurement at Dialysis Access Salvage
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • February 2003–January 2004
    Predicting Graft Thrombosis: Pressures and Flows?
    DaVita Research Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • March 2002–March 2003
    Phase III, Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-blind, Multi-Center Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Zemplar Capsules in Reducing Elevated Serum Intact Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Subjects with Chronic Kidney Disease
    Abbott Laboratories
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • December 2001–June 2002
    Treatment of Anemia in Chronic Renal Failure
    Amgen Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • April 2001–March 2002
    Pilot Study of Measurements of Access Blood Flow During Radiological Angioplasty of Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Grafts Using a Specially-Designed Catheter
    WNY Kidney Foundation/UNYTS
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

Professional Memberships:
  • End Stage Renal Disease Network 2, Medical Advisory Board Chair (2011–present)
  • End Stage Renal Disease Network 2 (2007–present)
  • Univera Community Health, Medical Advisory Committee (2004–present)
  • ECMC Lifeline Foundation, Board of Directors (2004–present)
  • Research for Health in Erie County, Board of Directors; Secretary (2004–present)
  • Niagara Health Quality Coalition, Special Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease (2002–2006)
  • Niagara Health Quality Coalition, Health Care Advisory Committee (2001–2004)
  • Renal Physicians Association (2001–present)
  • American Society of Diagnostic & Interventional Nephrology (2000–present)
  • North American Irish Nephrology Society (1996–present)
  • Central Society for Clinical Research (1991–present)
  • American Society of Transplant Physicians; 2004-2006, Member, Patient Care Committee & Education 2004-2007, Member, Pancreas Kidney Committee (1989–present)
  • American Heart Association (Professional Member) (1989–present)
  • American Federation for Clinical Research (1987–2008)
  • National Kidney Foundation; 1992-2005, Chair, Medical Advisory Board, WNY 1992-2006, Board Member, WNY 2004, Member, special Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease (1987–present)
  • American College of Physicians (Full Member) (1987–present)
  • International Society of Nephrology (1985–present)
  • American Society of Nephrology (1985–present)
  • American College of Physicians (Associate) (1983–1987)
  • Irish Medical Association (1979–1982)
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Presentations:
  • "Bones of contention - management of bone disease in stage 3 CKD" Western New York CKD Symposium (2010)
  • "Good drugs gone bad - from biologicals to bikes" Roswell Park Medical Club (2008)
  • "Perils of prescribing in CKD" Western New York CKD Symposium (2008)
  • "Perils of prescribing in CKD" Western New York CKD Symposium (2007)
  • "Identification and management of CKD in primary care: chipping away at the iceberg" World Kidney Day Symposium (2006)
  • "Bones of contention - management of bone disease in stage 3 CKD" Western New York CKD Symposium (2005)
  • "Chronic kidney disease in Western New York" Western New York CKD Symposium (2005)
  • "Identification and management of CKD in primary care: chipping away at the iceberg" Annual Meeting of the End Stage Renal Network of New York (2005)
  • "Identification and management of CKD in primary care: the Western New York project" National Renal Administrator's Association National Meeting (2005)
  • "Managing CKD: a nephrologist-pcp joint venture" Western New York CKD Symposium (2004)
  • "The CKD epidemic - silent but deadly" Roswell Park Medical Club, Roswell Park Medical Club (2003)
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Service Activities:
  • Medical Advisory Board, End Stage Renal Disease Network 2; Chair (2011–present)
  • Executive Council, End Stage Renal Disease Network 2; Member (2007–present)
  • Medical Advisory Board, End Stage Renal Disease Network 2; Member (2007–present)
  • Medical Advisory Committee, Univera Community Health; Member (2004–2010)
  • Pancreas Kidney Committee, American Society of Transplantation; Member (2004–2007)
  • Patient Care and Education Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians; Member (2004–2006)
  • Board of Directors, ECMC Lifeline Foundation; Member (2004–present)
  • Board of Directors, Research for Health in Erie County; Secretary (2004–present)
  • Special Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease, National Kidney Foundation; Member (2004–present)
  • Special task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease, Niagara Health Quality Coalition; Member (2002–2004)
  • Niagara Health Advisory Committee, Niagara Health Quality Coalition; Member (2001–2004)
  • Research Committee of Upstate New York Affiliate, American Heart Association; Affiliate Member (1997–2000)
  • Peer Review Panel of Upstate New York Affiliate, American Heart Association; Affiliate Member (1995–1997)
  • National Kidney Foundation of Western New York; Board Member (1992–2006)
  • Medical Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation of Western New York; Chair (1992–2005)
  • Credentials Committee, ECMC (1990–present)
  • Medical Library Committee, ECMC; Chair (1987–2008)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4803
Fax: (716) 898-3928
Email: bmmurray@buffalo.edu

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