Fellowship-trained surgeon joins Brown Surgical Associates Surgical Oncology Division

Saturday 05 November 2022

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Dr. Murtha PHOTO: Brown Surgical Associates

Brown Surgical Associates announced that fellowship-trained surgeon Timothy D. Murtha, MD, MPH has joined the firm’s Surgical Oncology Division.

Specializing in the field of surgical oncology in the research laboratory and clinical setting, Murtha is particularly interested in improving the diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors of the pancreas, liver and biliary system. He has made several important contributions to the oncology literature and published manuscripts that have furthered understanding of the field of pancreatic tumors, melanoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, thyroid cancer, and other diseases.

“Dr. Murtha is not only committed to treating patients with the most advanced medical techniques available today, but he is also a dedicated researcher in the search for the new treatments of tomorrow,” said Dr. William Cioffi, President of Brown Surgical Associates.”The addition of a surgeon and researcher of his caliber will ensure that we fulfill our mission to provide world-class surgical care to the people of Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. of the.”


Murtha received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He then joined the surgical residency program at the Yale School of Medicine where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory and earned a Master of Health Sciences studying the genetic drivers of adrenocortical carcinoma. Dr. Murtha then completed his training through the Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

“I believe treating a patient starts with first taking the time to listen and understand their goals as individuals. Each patient has a complex story, so care must be tailored to fit each person on an individual basis,” said Dr. Murta. “As a surgical oncologist, I am fortunate to work with a team of specialists who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with cancer. I feel privileged to serve patients in and around Rhode Island and I look forward to making a positive impact on the local community.”

Dr. Murtha now sees patients at 2 Dudley Street, Suite 470 in Providence, RI, and can be reached at 401-228-0650.

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Christine E. Phillips