Title: Medical Oncologist
Location: Scotts Valley, California, United States
Charles Murray, Medical Oncologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in internal medicine and health.
Dr. Murray attributes his success to his parents, who lead by example how to treat others, and to his wife Hilda, who has been supportive of his endeavors. While in high school, his adviser asked him if he ever considered a career in medicine. He thought about this prospect between his freshman and sophomore years, and came to the conclusion that a profession in medicine would fulfill his desire to help others and satiate his curiosity. He first attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Science in quantitative biology in 1957 and then received an MD from the University of Minnesota in 1961. He continued his medical education with a residency and internship and Stanford University. Following this, he became a consultant at the Geisinger Medical Center before relocating to Minneapolis as a consultant for Park-Nicollet Clinic/Health Systems. He remained a consultant with Park-Nicollet for the majority of his career, from 1972 to 1996. During this time, Dr. Murray served as a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, accepting the title of professor emeritus in 2004. In addition, he has served as a senior advisor for the Cancer Research Institute.
On top of these endeavors, Dr. Murray has served as a medical director for the Upper Midwest Oncology Registry System and the Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis. On a civic level, he was involved with the Minnesota Metro Clinical Oncology Program as a co-principal investigator. He has also been a trustee of the Park Nicollet Clinic, severing in this role from 1976 to 1982 and again from 1987 to 1995. Furthermore, Dr. Murray was president of the Minnesota division of the American Cancer Society from 1986 to 1987.
In his career, Dr. Murray is acknowledged for his role in developing a computerized cancer registry. In 1990, he received the St. George Medal from the Minnesota division of the American Cancer Society. Throughout his career, he has maintained professional experience with a variety of organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Medical Informatics Association, the American Medical Informatics Society, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Lambda Upsilon.
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