Prof John F Murray

Prof John F Murray (USA) received his undergraduate education and medical training at Stanford University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds Subspecialty Board Certification in Pulmonary Disease. His postdoctoral training was at San Francisco General, King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, and in the UK.

Prof Murray’s academic career has spanned some 50 years with faculty positions at the University of California from 1957 to1994, as well as visiting professorships. He has received numerous awards and holds honorary doctor of science degrees from the University of Paris VII and the University of Athens.

Prof Murray served as editor for several editions of such essential resources as the Cecil Textbook of Medicine and the Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. He has published hundreds of papers, chapters and books. He served as associate editor of the IUAT Bulletin (1979-1991), Tubercle and Lung Disease (1991-1996), and, since 1997, he has served the IJTLD. In addition he chaired The Union’s Committee on Respiratory Disease (1986-1988), Scientific Committee (1991-92); and Executive Committee and Council (1992-1994).

A well-known figure around The Union’s Paris headquarters, “John”, as he is familiarly known, is an essential part of The Union’s history and present – shaping its values, goals and achievements.

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