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Chief, Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. McMurray is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He specializes solely in pediatric otolaryngology, with special interests in pediatric airway reconstrution, dysphagia, and voice disorders.


Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)


Airway Reconstruction



Chronic Draining Ears

Cleft Lip and Palate

Ear Tube Insertion

Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)


Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, Airway or Esophagus

Foreign Body Removal

Head and Neck Masses (Malignant & Benign)

Hearing Loss


Laryngeal Papilloma Laser Treatment

Laryngeal Surgery


Lymphangioma or Hemangioma of the Head and Neck

Mastoid Surgery

Nasal Obstruction

Nose and Sinus Surgery

Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Recurrent Ear Infection

Removal of Head and Neck Masses (Malignant & Benign)

Salivary Gland Surgery

Sinus Disease

Sleep Apnea

Speech Delay

Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)

Tonsil and Adenoid Disease



Voice Disorders

Voice Evaluation


American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-2376 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology

Neurolaryngology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1995-1996

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1996-1998

Residency Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Internship Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Medical School University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. McMurray has research interests in pediatric airway reconstruction, dysphagia, and voice disorders, and in the treatment of lymphangioma.

PubMed Articles
Hoffman MR Scholp AJ Hedberg CD Lamb JR Braden MN McMurray JS Jiang JJ Measurement reliability of phonation threshold pressure in pediatric subjects. Laryngoscope . 2019 Jul;129(7):1520-1526
[PubMed ID: 30408173]
Scholp AJ Hedberg CD Lamb JR Hoffman MR Braden MN McMurray JS Jiang JJ Measurement Reliability of Laryngeal Resistance and Mean Flow Rate in Pediatric Subjects. J Voice . 2019 Feb 19;
[PubMed ID: 30792082]
Hoffman MR Kletzien H Dailey SH McMurray JS Simulation of KTP Laser-Based Zenker Diverticulotomy with a Porcine Model and Laryngeal Dissection Station. OTO Open . 2017 Dec;1(4)
[PubMed ID: 29350715]
Zhang F McMurray JS Devine EE Xue C McCulloch TM Jiang JJ A Preliminary Case Report of a High-Quality Cost-effective Rigid Laryngoscopy Setup. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2017 May;126(5):411-414
[PubMed ID: 28397566]
Anagnostopoulos PV Kenny EC Peterson AL Hagen SA McMurray JS Neonatal Repair in a Patient With Heterotaxy, Truncus Arteriosus, Pulmonary Artery Sling, and Tracheal Stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg . 2015 Dec;100(6):2359-62
[PubMed ID: 26652536]
Lippert D Hoffman MR Dang P McMurray JS Heatley D Kille T Care of pediatric tracheostomy in the immediate postoperative period and timing of first tube change. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol . 2014 Dec;78(12):2281-5
[PubMed ID: 25468464]
Krausert CR Olszewski AE Taylor LN McMurray JS Dailey SH Jiang JJ Mucosal wave measurement and visualization techniques. J Voice . 2011 Jul;25(4):395-405
[PubMed ID: 20471798]
Olson TP McMurray JS Mount DL Endoscopic changes in the upper airway after mandibular distraction osteogenesis. J Craniofac Surg . 2011 Jan;22(1):105-9
[PubMed ID: 21187768]
Schwartz SR Cohen SM Dailey SH Rosenfeld RM Deutsch ES Gillespie MB Granieri E Hapner ER Kimball CE Krouse HJ McMurray JS Medina S O'Brien K Ouellette DR Messinger-Rapport BJ Stachler RJ Strode S Thompson DM Stemple JC Willging JP Cowley T McCoy S Bernad PG Patel MM Clinical practice guideline: hoarseness (dysphonia). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2009 Sep;141(3 Suppl 2):S1-S31
[PubMed ID: 19729111]
Meredith ML Theis SM McMurray JS Zhang Y Jiang JJ Describing pediatric dysphonia with nonlinear dynamic parameters. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol . 2008 Dec;72(12):1829-36
[PubMed ID: 18947887]
McMurray JS Connor N Ford CN Cidofovir efficacy in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2008 Jul;117(7):477-83
[PubMed ID: 18700421]
McMurray JS Disorders of phonation in children. Pediatr Clin North Am . 2003 Apr;50(2):363-80
[PubMed ID: 12809328]
Freiman MA McMurray JS Unique presentation of a bronchial foreign body in an asymptomatic child. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2001 Jun;110(6):495-7
[PubMed ID: 11407838]
McMurray JS Gerber M Stern Y Walner D Rudolph C Willging JP Cotton RT Role of laryngoscopy, dual pH probe monitoring, and laryngeal mucosal biopsy in the diagnosis of pharyngoesophageal reflux. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2001 Apr;110(4):299-304
[PubMed ID: 11307903]
McMurray JS Medical and surgical treatment of pediatric dysphonia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am . 2000 Oct;33(5):1111-26
[PubMed ID: 10984774]
Lingen MW Chang KW McMurray SJ Solt DB Kies MS Mittal BB Haines GK Pelzer HJ Overexpression of p53 in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue in young patients with no known risk factors is not associated with mutations in exons 5-9. Head Neck . 2000 Jul;22(4):328-35
[PubMed ID: 10862014]
Myer CM 3rd Willging JP McMurray S Cotton RT Use of a laryngeal micro resector system. Laryngoscope . 1999 Jul;109(7 Pt 1):1165-6
[PubMed ID: 10401862]
Cotton RT McMurray JS Laryngotracheal stenosis. New perspectives. Pediatr Pulmonol Suppl . 1999;18:64-6
[PubMed ID: 10093099]
Westra WH McMurray JS Califano J Flint PW Corio RL Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue associated with cinnamon gum use: a case report. Head Neck . 1998 Aug;20(5):430-3
[PubMed ID: 9663672]
Clemens J McMurray JS Willging JP Electrocautery versus curette adenoidectomy: comparison of postoperative results. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol . 1998 Mar 1;43(2):115-22
[PubMed ID: 9578120]