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Biographical Information – Dr. Conrad Murray
Dr. Conrad Murray was born in St. Andrews, Grenada. He spent the first seven years of his life being cared for by his maternal grandparents. His mother, Milta, traveled to Trinidad and Tobago, seeking better occupational opportunities. His grandparents were indigent farmers who lived off the land .
At age seven he moved to Trinidad & Tobago to join his mother and stepfather. He later became a citizen and completed his primary schooling under the British education system. At age 18 he spent a year as a voluntary elementary school teacher in Trinidad. He then became a customs clerk, and later worked as a part-time insurance underwriter for American Life Insurance Company. When he was 19 years old he bought his first home. The proceeds of its sale later funded his education in the United States.
In 1978, at the age of 25, he met his father, Rawle Andrews, M.D.. Dr. Andrews served the greater Houston metropolitan area for 37 years prior to his death.
In the spring of 1980, Dr. Murray returned to Houston and enrolled at Texas Southern University. He completed his degree in pre-medicine and biological sciences in 3 years and graduated with honors as Magna Cum Laude.
In 1989 he graduated with a degree in medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. This followed his return from 4th year senior elective medical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1992, he completed his internship and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, in Loma Linda, CA.
After Loma Linda Medical Center, he attended the University of Arizona for his Cardiology Fellowship training. Dr. Murray later went into his sub-specialty training at University of San Diego and Sharp Healthcare San Diego, California. There, Dr. Murray was under the guidance of renowned Interventional Cardiologist, Professor Maurice Buchbinder, M.D., with whom he spent 3 years following his training as the associate director for the interventional cardiology fellowship-training program at Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego.