E. Patrick Murray, MD

Board-Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Murray is a fellowship trained Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon. While he has trained in all areas of surgery from the shoulder to the fingertip, his passion lies in treating people with elbow, wrist and hand problems. He believes in working with patients to create a unique treatment plan for the individual person, not a one size fits all solution.

Areas of Specialty

  • Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
    • Hand & Wrist Arthritis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Upper Extremity Trauma
    • Dupuytren’s Disease
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery


Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Buffalo, New York


University of Missouri – Kansas City, Missouri

Education / Doctor of Medicine

Creighton University School of Medicine, Nebraska

Professional Roles

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Awards / Recognitions

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Administrative Chief Resident, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Outstanding Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Outstanding House Staff, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City Emergency Department Consultant of the Year
  • American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader
  • Richard H. Kiene Award
  • Arthur S. Campbell Award


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

“My goal is to create a plan to suit the patient’s needs.  Working together and establishing trusting relationships always leads to the best outcome.”


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Fun Fact

Dr. Murray met his wife Kelsey during his time as an Orthopaedic Surgery Resident after his cousin set him up on a blind date. They got married in Los Cabos, Mexico in 2021.

More About Dr. Murray

Dr. Patrick Murray was born in the suburbs of Chicago. Through his life and medical training, he has lived in many parts of the country, including Texas, California, Nebraska, and New York.

He obtained his degree in Biochemistry from Saint Mary’s College of California, before getting his medical degree from Creighton University. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Missouri- Kansas City and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Buffalo. He has received numerous awards throughout his education and training, including being selected as the outstanding orthopaedic surgery resident by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the outstanding house staff member by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate Medical Education, and was selected to participate in the Emerging Leader Program with the American Orthopaedic Association.

While in New York, Dr. Murray honed his training in state of the art surgical techniques which help people get back to doing what they love. During fellowship, the group who trained him would consult on hand and elbow injuries for athletes of the highest level, including the Buffalo Bills (NFL), the Buffalo Sabers (NHL) and the University of Buffalo Athletics (Division I collegiate athletes).

Dr. Murray believes there is rarely one answer than fits every person, and good outcomes depend on the patient, physician and the entire medical team working closely together. His treatments focus on getting you back to doing what you love to do.

Outside of Work

Outside of work, Dr. Murray enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and his dogs. He loves to play golf with his wife Kelsey on the weekends. He also loves food and exploring all the things the Kansas City area has to offer.


Repair of Subacute Intrasubstance Rupture of the Biceps Brachii in a 16-Year-Old Patient.

Lackey JT, Murray EP, Winston MJ, Stechschulte DJ Jr.

 J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2022 Jun 20;4(5):295-298. PMID: 36157299

Methamphetamine Intoxication and Perioperative Complications Following Orthopaedic Surgical Procedures.

Murray EP, Mansy L, Lackey JT, Link RC, Bonanni S, Sorensen AA.

Cureus. 2021 Oct 27;13(10). PMID: 34849312

Continued vertebral body growth in patients with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis following vertebral body stapling.

Murray, E., Tung, R., Sherman, A. et al.

Spine Deform 8, 221–226 (2020). PMID: 32026438

Published Essays

Talk less, listen more. Advice on improving patient communication. 

Murray EP

ASSH Perspectives. December 2021. https://www.assh.org/s/perspectives?id=aBP5b000000Ah3oGAC