Timothy Murray, MD

Timothy Murray, MD, MBA, FACS

Ophthalmology Miami, FL

Director of Ocular Oncology Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology

Office Address

Office Map
  • 6705 Red Road, Suite 412
    Murray Ocular Oncology and Retina
    Miami, FL 33143
    Phone: (786) 567-4401
    Fax: (786) 567-4380


  • Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA is currently the Founding Director/CEO of Ocular Oncology and Retina of Miami Florida. Dr. Murray’s early academic career was focused on the development of an integrated Ocular Oncology service at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2012, Dr. Murray founded the Ocular Oncology and Retina Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Murray continues as Tenured, Professor Emeritus in Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Murray’s focus on founding the private Ocular Oncology and Retina Center was related to his ongoing pursuit of excellence in clinical care particularly targeted on advanced imaging and treatment technologies. Dr. Murray’s Ocular Oncology and Retina Center continues to provide International, National and Regional care for patients with life- and sight-threatening complex eye disease. Dr. Murray’s primary focus is in ocular oncology and retinal disease. Dr. Murray has been involved in the evaluation of novel treatment approaches for ocular melanoma, retinoblastoma, vascular tumors and has utilized basic and translational laboratory studies to enhance our understanding of the molecular and pathogenetic mechanisms for tumor development. Dr. Murray’s interest in new evaluation and treatment technologies has been pivotal in the marked advancements in melanoma management in the United States and internationally. Dr. Murray is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the combined BA/MD program in 1985, completed his Residency and Chief Residency at the University of California, San Francisco in Ophthalmology and completed both a surgical and research Fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology at the Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Murray expanded his health care focus when he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in 2005. Dr. Murray has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and chapters in the field

Dr. Murray's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: Retinal, Ocular Oncology
  • Clinical Interests: Ocular Oncology; Eye Cancer; Surgical and Medical Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous

Dr. Murray's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Founding Director/CEOMurray Ocular Oncology and Retina
    Miami, FL
    Private Practice in advanced imaging and treatment in Ocular Oncology and Retina
  • President/FounderMurray Ocular Oncology and Retina
    Miami, FL
    Ocular Oncology and complex retina specialty practice. High end ocular/orbital imaging
  • Professor EmeritusUniversity of Miami
    Miami, FL
  • Attending PhysicianAnne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
    Miami, FL
  • Attending PhysicianUniversity of Miami Hospitals & Clinics
    Miami, FL
  • Attending PhysicianJackson Memorial Hospital
    Miami, FL

Dr. Murray's Education & Medical Training

  • University of MiamiUniversity of MiamiOther Training, MBA, Health Care
  • Med Coll Wisconsin Affil HospsMed Coll Wisconsin Affil HospsFellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsMedical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Ophthalmology
  • Med Coll Wisconsin Affil HospsMed Coll Wisconsin Affil HospsPost Doctoral Fellowship, Ophthalmology
  • University of California at San FranciscoUniversity of California at San FranciscoChief Residency, Ophthalmology
  • University of California at San FranciscoUniversity of California at San FranciscoResidency, Ophthalmology
  • Union Memorial HospitalUnion Memorial HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Univ Sch of MedJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityOther Training, B.A

Dr. Murray's Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License1991 - 2015
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1987 - 2014
  • American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology, 1990

Dr. Murray's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Academy of OphthalmologySenior Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007
  • American Society of Retinal SpecialistsSenior Achievement AwardAmerican Society of Retinal Specialists, 2005
  • American Academy of OphthalmologyAchievement Award RecipientAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2001
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Dr. Murray's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Cancer mortality in the United States by education level and race.Albano JD, Ward E, Jemal A, Anderson R, Cokkinides VE, Murray TG, Henley J, Liff J, Thun MJ, Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Sept 19;99(18):1384-94
  • Low-dose external beam irradiation for bilateral diffuse choroidal hemangioma.Gottlieb JL, Murray TG, Gass JDM, Arch Ophthalmol 1998;116(6):815-817
  • Laser photocoagulation of choroidal and retinal tumors.Kaiser PK, Murray TG, O’Brien JM, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1998;29(1):59-78
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Proceedings of the Symposium on Retina and Vitreous.Chapter: Complications of enucleation surgery. COMS Report 2.
    COMS Group
    Editors: Franklin RM.Kugler Publications, New York
  • Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology.Chapter: Brachytherapy for Posterior Uveal Malignant Melanoma.
    Schefler AC, Olsen KR, Johnson RN, Hui JI, Murray TG
    Editors: Albert DM, Jakobiec FA.Elsevier
    Edition 3,
  • Retinal Imaging.Chapter: RetinoblastomaPage 471 - 479
    Berrocal AM, Mavrofrides EC, Murray TG
    Editors: .Mosby Elseiver, Philadelphia
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  • Differential Induction of Apoptosis in the Treatment of LHBETATAG Retinoblastoma Following Vessel Targeting.Alegret AM, Pina Y, Murray TG, Suarez F, Hayden B, Cebulla CM, Feuer W, Boutrid H, Jockovich ME, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sc 48: Abstract nr E- 1600
  • Regional Hypoxia in LHBetaTag Murine Retinoblastoma: Implication for Novel Treatments.Boutrid H, Cebulla CM, Pina Y, Jockovich ME, Lampidis TJ, and Murray TG., Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sc 48: Abstract nr E- 1601
  • Echographic Features of Melanocytoma Detected by Standard and High–Resolution Ultrasound.Hayden BC, Schefler AC, Abramson DH, Murray TG, and Echography Study Group, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sc 47: Abstract nr E- 2260
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Grant Support

  • Globe Conservation In Transgenic Retinoblastoma
    Globe Conservation In Transgenic RetinoblastomaNational Eye Institute
    2004 - 2006
  • Ocular Melanoma
    Ocular MelanomaNational Eye Institute
    1994 - 2003
  • Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study
    Collaborative Ocular Melanoma StudyNational Eye Institute
    1991 - 1993

Dr. Murray's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Medical Groups

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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