Biographical Information: Dr. Conrad Murray
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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 for the first time, 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 three 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 in 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.
In 1999 Dr. Murray moved to Las Vegas, NV, and because of the patients and people he met in the community he opened a private practice in the spring of 2000. In honor of his father who had dedicated his life as a servant for the underserved, in July 2006, Dr. Murray opened The Acres Heart and Vascular Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. The institute is located in an area known as Acres Homes. It is a 14 square mile community in Harris County. The demographics from this community show that it has the highest incidences of cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, loss of limb, and morbidity and mortality in the county due to underlying vascular pathology and low socio-economic status. Many of the patients have to choose between purchasing food or medicine.
Dr. Murray also opened and developed the Interventional Cardiology Division for performing off-site balloon angioplasty procedures for Doctors Hospital in Houston, Texas. He has performed more than one hundred interventional revascularization procedures for both coronary and peripheral arterial disease at Doctors Hospital without having a single patient transfer due to a major complication. Dr. Murray travels twice monthly to care for the citizens of Acres Homes. The cost to maintain that practice exceeds any collection. Nonetheless, Dr. Murray is still dedicated to the clinic and remains relentless in his support due to his love for that community.
In May 2009, Dr. Murray became Michael Jackson’s personal physician.