Michael J. Murray, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Michael J. Murray, M.D.

Physician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

To see if Michael J. Murray is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Murray provides women of all ages with specialized surgical procedures such as reversal of bilateral tubal ligation and alternatives to hysterectomy. At the UC Davis Fertility Center, he works with women and couples experiencing infertility problems and recurrent miscarriages. Murray was honored by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists in 1997 for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognized his work in perimenopause with a Park-Davis Research Award in 1998-99. His most recent research focuses on angiogenesis in the female reproductive tract and using natural soy estrogens as an option to traditional hormone replacement therapy.


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Undergraduate School

B.A., Microbiology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 1989

Medical School

M.D., Tulane University, New Orleans LA 1993


Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 1993-1994


Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 1994-1997


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 1997-1999

Morton Levitt Research Award, UC Davis, 2000

Parke-Davis Research Award for Women’s Health Care: Medical Management of Perimenopause, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1998

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Award for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1997

Murray MJ. National trends in the use on intracytoplasmic sperm injection with and without a diagnosis of male infertility. Fertil Steril. American Society of Reproductive Medicine 77th Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD. October 2021 Oct;116, suppl 3:e31-e32. Abstract #O-74.

Amato P, Young RL, Steinberg FM, Murray MJ, Lewis RD, Cramer MA, Barnes S, Ellis KJ, Shypailo RJ, Fraley JK, Konzelmann KL, Fischer JG, LaSalle C, Smith EO, Wong WW. Effect of soy isoflavone supplementation on menopausal quality of life. Menopause. 2012 Dec;20(4):443-447. doi:10.1097/gme.0b013e318275025e.

Steinberg FM, Murray MJ, Lewis RD, Cramer MA, Amato P, Young RL, Barnes S, Konzelmann KL, Fischer JG, Ellis KJ, Shypailo RJ, Fraley JK, Smith EO, Wong WW. Clinical outcomes of a 2-y soy isoflavone supplementation in menopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Feb;93(2):356-67. doi:10.3945/ajcn.110.008359. Epub 2010 Dec 22. PMID:21177797.

Johnson DS, Cinnioglu C, Ross R, Filby A, Gemelos G, Hill M, Ryan A, Smotrich D, Rabinowitz M, Murray MJ. Comprehensive analysis of karyotypic mosaicism between trophectoderm and inner cell mass. Mol Hum Reprod. 2010 Dec;16(12):944-9. doi:10.1093/molehr/gaq062. Epub 2010 Jul 19. PMID:20643877.

Wong WW, Lewis RD, Steinberg FM, Murray MJ, Cramer MA, Amato P, Young RL, Barnes S, Ellis KJ, Shypailo RJ, Fraley JK, Konzelmann KL, Fischer JG, Smith EO. Soy isoflavone supplementation and bone mineral density in menopausal women: a 2-y multicenter clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov;90(5):1433-9. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.28001. Epub 2009 Sep 16. PMID:19759166.

Maskarinec G, Verheus M, Steinberg FM, Amato P, Cramer MK, Lewis RD, Murray MJ, Young RL, Wong WW. Various doses of soy isoflavones do not modify mammographic density in postmenopausal women. J Nutr. 2009 May;139(5):981-6. doi:10.3945/jn.108.102913. Epub 2009 Mar 25. PMID:19321587.

Murray MJ, Fritz MA. Reply of authors to Jones Jr. HW. Grading a developmental continuum - now and then. Fertil Steril. 2004 Dec;82:1716-1717.

Murray MJ, Meyer WR, Zaino RJ, Lessey BA, Novotny DB, Ireland K, Zeng D, Fritz MA. A critical analysis of the accuracy, reproducibility, and clinical utility of histologic endometrial dating in fertile women. Fertil Steril. 2004 May;81(5):1333-43. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2003.11.030. PMID:15136099.

Murray MJ, Meyer WR, Lessey BA, Oi RH, DeWire RE, Fritz MA. Soy protein isolate with isoflavones does not prevent estradiol-induced endometrial hyperplasia in postmenopausal women: a pilot trial. Menopause. 2003 Sep-Oct;10(5):456-64. doi:10.1097/01.GME.0000063567.84134.D1. PMID:14501608.

Steinberg FM, Guthrie NL, Villablanca AC, Kumar K, Murray MJ. Soy protein with isoflavones has favorable effects on endothelial function that are independent of lipid and antioxidant effects in healthy postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Jul;78(1):123-30. doi:10.1093/ajcn/78.1.123. PMID:12816781.