PROVIDENCE, R.I. (September xx, 2022) — Brown Surgical Associates today announced it is welcoming fellowship-trained surgeon Timothy D. Murtha, MD, MPH to the practice’s Division of Surgical Oncology.
Specialized in the field of surgical oncology in both the research laboratory and the clinical setting, Dr. Murtha has a particular interest in improving the diagnosis and treatment of malignancies of the pancreas, liver, and biliary system. He has made multiple important contributions to the oncology literature and has published manuscripts that have furthered the field’s understanding of pancreatic tumors, melanoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, thyroid cancer, and other diseases.
“Dr. Murtha is not only committed to treating patients with the most cutting-edge medical techniques available today, but he’s also a researcher dedicated to finding 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 we’re fulfilling our mission to provide world-class surgical care to the people of Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and beyond.”
Dr. Murtha earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He then joined the surgical residency program at Yale School of Medicine where he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory and obtained a Master of Health Science studying the genetic drivers of Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Dr. Murtha went on to round out 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 first with taking the time to listen and understand their goals as individuals. Every patient has a complex story, so care needs to be tailored to fit each person on a one-to-one basis,” Dr. Murtha said. “As a surgical oncologist, I am fortunate to work together with a team of specialists who are dedicated to improving the lives of those with cancer. I feel privileged to be serving patients in and around Rhode Island and look forward to making a positive impact on the local community.”
Dr. Murtha is now seeing patients at 2 Dudley Street, Suite 470 in Providence, RI, and can be reached at 401-228-0650.