Brian M. Murray MD

Brian Murray

Brian M. Murray
MD

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Nephrology

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


Patient Care

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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)
  • 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 (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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1994-present)
  • Attending in Internal Medicine & Nephrology, Erie County Medical Center (1985-present)
  • Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1985-present)
  • Interim Program Director: ECMC Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Erie County Medical Center (2011–2015)
  • Consultative Staff, South Buffalo Mercy Hospital (1985–2013)
  • 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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1985–1994)
  • Acting Director, Hemodialysis Unit, Erie Country Medical Center (1988–1989)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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 American College of Physicians (1995)
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (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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Professional Memberships:

  • Irish Classical Theatre Company (2017–present)
  • Island Peer Review Organization (Board of Managers) (2016–present)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services (2016–present)
  • End Stage Renal Disease Network 2 - Divisional Board (Chairman) (2015–present)
  • American Medical Association (2015–present)
  • End Stage Renal Disease Network 2 - Divisional Board (Member) (2007–present)
  • ECMC Lifeline Foundation, Board of Directors (2004–present)
  • Research for Health in Erie County, Board of Directors; Secretary (2004–present)
  • Univera Community Health, Medical Advisory Committee (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)
  • American College of Physicians (Full Member) (1987–present)
  • 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)
  • 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:

  • Kidney Advisory Committee; Chair (2016–present)
  • Divisional Board, End Stage Renal Disease Network 2; Chair (2015–present)
  • Medical Advisory Board, End Stage Renal Disease Network 2; Chair (2011–2015)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee (2008–present)
  • ECMC Credentials Committee (2008–present)
  • ECMC Medication Reconciliation Task Force (2007–2015)
  • ECMC Telemetry Utilization Task Force (2007–2008)
  • ECMC Plan of Care Implementation Steering Committee (2007–2008)
  • Medical Advisory Board, End Stage Renal Disease Network 2; Member (2007–present)
  • ECMC Renal Task Force (2006–2011)
  • ECMC Information Management Committee (2004–2010)
  • ECMC Transfusion Committee 2004 (2004–2008)
  • ECMC Physician Health Committee, Medical Dental Staff (2004–present)
  • ECMC Clinical Informatics Committee; Chair (2004–present)
  • ECMC Bylaws Committee, Medical Dental Staff; Coordinator (2004–present)
  • Research for Health in Erie County; Secretary (2004–present)
  • Board of Faculty Practice Plan (2002–2004)
  • ECMC Cardiac Care Committee (2000–2014)
  • ECMC Board PI Committee (2000–present)
  • ECMC Physician Leadership (2000–present)
  • ECMC Bylaws Committee, Medical Dental Staff; Member (2000–present)
  • ECMC Executive Committee, Medical Dental Staff (1987–present)
  • University Ad Hoc Committee, Policy on IFR Funds
  • Clinical Care Strategic Planning Committee
  • Committee on Faculty Mentoring and Evaluation
  • Clinical Translational Institute Board
  • University Ad Hoc Committee, Clinical Research Committee
  • Committee for Evaluation of Nephrology Fellows
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Future of Department of Medicine
  • Faculty Development Committee
  • University Ad Hoc Committee, Marketing/External Communication Committee
  • Medicare Compliance Committee
  • Faculty Advisory Committee for the Health Sciences Library
  • Graduate Group of Experimental Nephrology Steering Committee
  • American Heart Association, Upstate New York Region;; Grant Reviewer
  • National Kidney Foundation, Upstate New York Affiliate;; Grant Reviewer

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Contact Information

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

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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