Dr. Richard D. Murray is a Neurosurgeon with a full-time practice at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. In addition to general neurosurgery and spine surgery, he specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base lesions, meningiomas, pituitary tumors and trigeminal neuralgia. He has advanced training and expertise in endoscopic surgery for skull base tumors as well as minimally invasive brain and spine surgery.

Richard Murray was born in Tucson, Arizona, USA and grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He graduated from medical school at the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 and then worked as a physician in the fields of acute care and critical care in the United Kingdom, South Africa and various other international locations. Building upon this experience in high-acuity medicine, he entered the Neurosurgery program at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, USA where he completed his Neurosurgery Internship, Residency and Chief Residency. Thereafter he pursued sub-specialty fellowship training in Skull Base and Microneurosurgery at Louisiana State University as well as in the field of Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Brain and Skull Base surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. In 2015 he was recruited to join the Virginia Neurosurgery group.

Over the course of the last number of years Dr. Murray has written and co-authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS).


Insurances Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Carefirst BCBS
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Cigna
  • All insurance plans with out-of-network benefits

Hospital Affiliation

Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205-3698

P: 703.558.5000

1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205-3698
38.888622 -77.126389

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