Robert Murray, MD, General Surgeon
"In the summer, growing up in Michigan, all we did was play baseball," recalls Robert Murray, MD, team doctor for the San Francisco Giants. Back then, he played shortstop. Today, Dr. Murray specializes in general, vascular, and thoracic surgery, which also requires a lot of eye-hand coordination.
Dr. Murray attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate and medical school education. He moved to San Francisco 40 years ago after serving in the U.S. Army as a captain and surgeon. There, he began his practice in general surgery, where he served as chief of the division of surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Of course, when Dr. Murray was invited to become the Giants team doctor in 1998, he had to find room in his heart to switch allegiance from the Detroit Lions. Today he still enjoys watching the games and getting to know the players and their families.