Keith Murray, MD (UC EM Alum) Treated Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims

Physician Keith Murray and trauma surgeon Brian Zuckerbraun talk about the shooting at Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Keith Murray, a UPMC emergency physician and medical director of SWAT, helped the injured inside of the synagogue. Murray is the medical director of tactical EMS at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Murray is part of Pittsburgh’s highly developed emergency medical system (EMS). Pittsburgh’s EMS includes highly trained first responders and, unlike other cities, has a physician in a vehicle who responds to emergencies 24/7.

Dr. Murray was with SWAT officers as they entered and cleared the building room by room. Dressed in full SWAT gear, he and his colleagues cleared each section of the synagogue while coming across multiple persons. Dr. Murray and the other UPMC doctors at the scene treated many wounded individuals even while their own lives were at risk with an active shooter in the building.

Keith Murray, MD graduated from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine in 2007 and then went on to complete his Emergency Medicine Residency Training in 2010.


For articles with more details on Dr. Murray’s bravery, please read the links below:

Doctor says he found woman clinging to friend killed in Pittsburgh shooting

As worship began, a gunman brought evil to a Pittsburgh sanctuary

Pittsburgh trauma center stayed calm as victims kept arriving

Pittsburgh EMS doctor, awakened by gunfire, recalls synagogue shooting scene

As worship began, a gunman brought evil to a Pittsburgh sanctuary

Pittsburgh trauma doctor ran into active shooting, risking his life as he saved others

Physician Response Program Credited With Saving Lives At Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting