Meet our doctors: Christine Murray
Christine Murray grew up in Minnesota the second of three children. Both her father and her grandfather were physicians so Medical School seemed like a good option! She graduated from Mayo Medical School in 1987. After an internship at Georgetown University, she made a brief foray into the fascinating field of psychiatry—but after 2 years of residency training at the Mayo Clinic, she decided that her true nature was better suited to the field of Women’s Health. Following the advice of her Mayo Clinic mentors, she entered an ObGyn residency program at McGill University. Her nine years in Montreal were wonderful for many reasons- fantastic training in Ob/Gyn followed by even more training as a fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology.
At McGill, in addition to finding amazing friends and mentors, Dr. Murray also found her husband- Guy Tousignant- an anesthesiologist. (Interesting fact: three of her co- residents also married anesthesiologists—that’s what happens when you spend most of your life in the labor and delivery suite!) Marriage and work brought the requirement for second language: an intensive immersion course at McGill University resulted in Dr. Murray’s fluency in French. After working in Montreal for several years, she and her husband moved to Pittsburgh where she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. There she had a practice which involved both teaching and providing clinical infertility care.
A job offer in anesthesiology at the University of Vermont for Guy brought Dr. Murray to Burlington in 1999. For the next 14 years, Dr. Murray worked at Fletcher Allen Health Care and became Associate Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology. In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Murray became Residency Program Director in 2004 and held that position for 8 years. Along with Dr. Casson, Dr. Murray decided to open NRM to bring affordable, comfortable care to patients in a warm environment. She specializes in infertility, IVF, PCOS, and robotic surgery, and provides care to French-speaking patients.
When she is not at the beautiful NRM offices, she spends time with her family: Philippe-15, Patrick-13 and Isabelle-13. Her kids are passionate skiers-having learned how to master the slopes at the ripe old age of 2- from Dr. Brown’s in laws-the Cochrans (life is so full of wonderful coincidences.) Since the three kids have yet to find an extracurricular activity that does NOT interest them, Dr. Murray and her husband spend lots of time passing each other on the roads of Vermont driving them to their many sporting and social events! Dr. Murray also enjoys knitting and other fiber arts, reading, hiking with her beloved Golden Retrievers-Pippa and Sylvie, and playing the piano.
Dr. Christine Murray was elected by her peers to serve on the HealthFirst Board Of Directors, leading the effort to provide Vermonters community-based, accessible, effective, and personalized medical care.
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