Martha Murray MD

Martha Murray MDMartha Murray, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. Over the past 15 years, she has developed Bridge-Enhanced® ACL repair (BEAR®), a novel technique of ACL repair. Compared to traditional ACL repair, which involves harvesting a graft of tendon to replace the torn ACL, the BEAR procedure uses a bio-engineered scaffold to stimulate the ligament to heal.

In recent years, Dr. Murray has translated the BEAR technique from the lab to the operating room with grant funding from various sources, including the NIH and NFL Players association. She has also started a company, MIACH Orthopaedics, to manufacture the scaffold. She has nine issued patents and 80 peer-reviewed publications around the development of this technology, including the most cited article in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, The Bridge-Enhanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (BEAR) Procedure: An Early Feasibility Cohort Study, published in 2016. 

Dr. Murray has won the AAOS Kappa Delta Award, been named one of Fast Company's Top 100 Most Creative People in Business, been featured in Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World Series and been featured in a video on Tech Insider that garnered over 65 million views on Facebook. 

Read the two-year results of the first-in-human trial of the BEAR procedure.