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Dr. Zuri Murrell

Dr. Zuri Murrell MD

Colorectal Surgeon

Credentials of Dr. Zuri Murrell MD


  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Irvine, Healthcare Center, Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Languages Spoken

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • Murrell Z, Stamos MJ: Reoperation for Anastomotic Leak. In: "Reoperative Surgery": Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery., 19: 213-216, 2006.
  • Hinojosa MW, MD, Varela E, MD, MPH, Khoury L, MPH, Sabio A, BS, Yeranossian A, BS, Konyalian A, MD, Murrell ZA, MD, Stamos MJ, MD, Nguyen NT, MD. Outcome of right and left colectomy at academia centers. (Presented at SC-ACS meeting 2007, In press American Surgeon
  • Hinojosa MW, Konyalian VR, Varela JE, Murrell Z, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT, Out comes of Right and Left Colectomy at Academic Medical Centers. American Surgeon.
  • Hinojosa MW, Murrell Z, MD, Konyalian V, MD, Khoury L, MPH, Yeranossian A, BS, Nguyen NT, MD, Stamos MJ, MD. Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid colectomy at academic institutions.

Professional Statement

Zuri Murrell, MD is a colorectal surgeon at the Colorectal Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in colorectal and general surgery.

Dr. Murrell’s main clinical and research interests are directed towards optimizing outcomes and techniques in colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Moreover, he specializes in small incision techniques such as minimally-invasive single port laparoscopy, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Murrell has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications and is the primary author of two book chapters on colon and rectal surgery and ulcerative colitis.

After earning a bachelor's in biology at Morehouse College (magna cum laude), Dr. Murrell earned his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He performed a general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. After performing a fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Dr. Murrell performed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Cedars-Sinai.

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