Kevin R. Murray, M.D., M.S.

Kevin R. MurrayKnee, Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine Specialist

“Helping patients maintain vitality and participation in sports and recreation throughout life is a particular passion of mine.”
Dr. Murray is board certified in both orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine and belongs to the original class of doctors granted additional subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is experienced in ligament reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures involving the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Dr. Murray believes that “motion powers life.” He seeks to enhance activity and function in all his patients using the most reliable and advanced treatments available. He draws upon a background in multiple disciplines to determine the best solutions for orthopedic problems. Dr. Murray enjoys treating and caring for athletes of all skill levels – from recreational to elite. He strongly believes in participation in sports and exercise throughout life and has a special interest in the lifelong athlete.

He has served as attending and team physician for a wide range of amateur and professional teams and sporting events (listed below).

Dr. Murray graduated with honors from Yale University and was awarded a postgraduate fellowship at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. His thesis analyzing the biomechanics of knee function earned him a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He graduated at the top of his class from the Medical College of Ohio where he received the Glidden L. Brooks Award for Excellence in all Phases of the Curriculum.

Dr. Murray’s orthopedic surgery experience, combined with his training in Diagnostic Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic, uniquely qualifies him to diagnose and treat bone and joint disorders. He served as chief resident in the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program and completed a sports medicine fellowship through Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Medicine Associates and Stanford Hospital.

Dr. Murray’s continued interest in combining his medical experience with his engineering background led to his current patent application for medical products which are being manufactured and used.

As a clinical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Dr. Murray is actively involved in teaching arthroscopic techniques at the internationally recognized Orthopedic Learning Center near Chicago, Illinois. Selected as a USA Delegate for a Sports Medicine Exchange Program with the Peoples Republic of China in November, 2009, Dr. Murray gave talks and led panel discussions on knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, and issues related to the lifelong athlete. In addition to teaching and presenting on related topics, Dr. Murray has published peer-reviewed articles on the topics of knee injury and diagnosis, knee biomechanics, and ice hockey related injuries. Furthering his interest in the lifelong athlete, Dr. Murray developed and leads IRB approved studies analyzing injury rates and types in Master level athletes.

Dr. Murray grew up in Minnesota, where he enjoyed the outdoors and played a variety of sports year-round. He has played ice hockey throughout his life: including, high school, college, Junior Olympic and while in Stockholm, Sweden. He enjoys all sports and continues to play golf and hockey. In 2010, Dr. Murray earned a gold medal playing in the Senior World Tournament and holds the unique distinction of being both team physician for and player on gold medal winning hockey teams.

Dr. Murray is certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, through which he also has his Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Memberships & Recognitions:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Society for Golf Medicine and Performance, Charter Member
Santa Clara County Medical Association
Tecnica Gavilan, LLC, Patent Pending, Tracy, CA; Co-Founder, Partner
AAOS Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Instructional Course Committee (2013-present)
AANA Learning Center Committee (2013-present)
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery; Reviewer (2011-present)
AANA Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship Recipient 2014
AANA Clinical Instructor, Orthopedic Learning Center (2009-present)
AAOS Achievement Award (2011-present)
AANA Membership Committee (2011-2013)

Current Affiliations:
USA Hockey National Team Development Program
United States Olympic Committee, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Los Gatos High School (Los Gatos, CA)
Pioneer High School (San Jose, CA)

Past Affiliations:
United States Golf Association, US Open Championship
US National Figure Skating Championship
Santa Clara High School (Santa Clara, CA)
United States Track and Field (UST&F) National Championships
Team physician for the USA Under 18 hockey team who won gold in Sweden, November 2010
Played on a gold-medal winning hockey team in the Senior World Tournament, July 2010
USA delegate to China with an international group of sports medicine doctors, November 2009
UST&F Olympic Trials
Lake County Captains Baseball Club (Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate)
Cleveland Indians Baseball Club
San Francisco 49ers
Phoenix Mustangs Professional Hockey Club
Cleveland Junior Barons (North American Hockey League)
USA Gymnastics Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships
NCAA Track and Field Championships California Junior Track and Field Championships
NCAA Men’s West Regional Basketball Tournament
Stanford University basketball and football
Santa Clara University basketball and soccer
Foothill College
San Jose Ballet
Cirque du Soleil

HIPAA Notice

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.

This notice describes how protected health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic record
  • Correct your paper or electronic record
  • Request confidential communication
  • Ask us to limit the information we share
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of this privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Your Choices
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we Market our

We may use and share your information as we:

  • Provide oversight services concerning you
  • Coordinate your care, including with your doctor and third­party service providers
  • Payment
  • Run our organization
  • Bill for your services
  • Help with public health and safety issues
  • Do research and analysis
  • Comply with the law
  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains
your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record

  • You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your personal health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
  • We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost­based fee.

Ask us to correct your medical record

  • You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
  • We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.

Request confidential communications

  • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
  • We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.

Ask us to limit what we use or share

  • You can ask us not to use or share certain personal health information for communications, care coordination, including with third­party providers, payment and care oversight and operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
  • If you pay for a service or health care item out­of­pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.

Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information

  • You can ask for a list (an accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
  • We will include all the disclosures except for those about communications, care coordination, including with third­party providers, payment and care oversight and operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost­based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

Get a copy of this privacy notice
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive
the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.

Choose someone to act for you

  • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
  • You must provide documentation, such as a power of attorney, to demonstrate that the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated

  • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1.
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  • We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Your Choices
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

  • Share information with others involved in your care
  • Share information in a disaster relief situation
    If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
  • Use information for marketing purposes

In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  • Sale of your information
  • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes

Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

Treat you
We can use your personal health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.

Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.

Run our organization
We can use and share your personal health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services

Bill for your services / Payment
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.

Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.

How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: .

Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

  • Preventing disease
  • Helping with product recalls
  • Reporting adverse reactions to medications
  • Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
  • Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety

Do research
We can use or share your information for health research.

Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.

Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:

  • For workers’ compensation claims
  • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
  • With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
  • For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.

Our Responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information see: .

Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

Other Instructions for Notice

  • Effective Date of this Notice is July 1, 2017
  • Privacy contact: and (408) 890­7000.