Timothy Murray, MD

Timothy Murray, MD, MBA, FACS

Ophthalmology Miami, FL

Director of Ocular Oncology Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology

Office Address

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

Timothy Murray, MD, MBA, FACS

Ophthalmology Miami, FL

Director of Ocular Oncology Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology


  • 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

Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Education & Training

  • University of MiamiUniversity of Miami
  • Med Coll Wisconsin Affil Hosps
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsMedical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
  • Med Coll Wisconsin Affil Hosps
  • University of California at San FranciscoUniversity of California at San Francisco
  • Union Memorial Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License1991 - 2017
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1987 - 2014
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
    • America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
    • Top Doctors:South FloridaCastle Connolly, 2012

    Publications & Presentations


    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

    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: Retinoblastoma Page 471 - 479
      Berrocal AM, Mavrofrides EC, Murray TG
      Editors: .Mosby Elseiver, Philadelphia


    • 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

    Grant Support

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

    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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