Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dr. John Murray, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, joins Dr. Le

Dr. Lewis J. Obi is pleased to announce the partnership of Dr. John D. Murray into his practice. Dr. Murray was introduced to Dr. Lewis Obi in 2000 by his mentor Dr. John Bostwick of Emory University. The late Dr. Bostwick was a pioneer of breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients . He trained hundreds of eminent plastic surgeons, including Dr. John Murray, from the 1970ʼs until his death in 2001.

Dr. Murray served as the chief plastic surgeon at Susan Komen/University of Illinois for eight years and established the annual Susan Komen Breast Cancer Symposium. Dr. Murray will spearhead the effort to bring the Susan Komen Peoria system to the Jacksonville community of patients. To date there has been an enormous effort by the Jacksonville hospitals to provide quality care to breast cancer patients. Dr. Obi and Dr. Murray will surely complement these efforts.

In addition to continuing the legacy of quality care for all patients, Dr. Obi and Dr. Murray plan to establish a national Breast Cancer Symposium for the Jacksonville area in conjunction with Susan Komen/University of Illininois Medical College. This educational event will be a continuation of what Dr. Murray established in Peoria and will take place in Jacksonville next Spring.

Dr. John Murray is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. For seven years he was a practicing physician with Illinois Plastic Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Dr. Murray received his BS from Furman University and his MD from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University. He is married to Dr. Paige Murray and together they have two beautiful daughters.

A welcoming reception for Dr. Murray will be held at the Obi Plastic Surgery Center in Jacksonville, in early December. For more information, please call Carole Tindell at 904-399-0905.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


On November 13th Dr. Lewis Obi will be one of the featured speakers at the Palomar Advanced Symposium featuring the Slim Lipo laser lipolysis (LifeSculpt) and other body sculpturing techniques. In April of this year Dr. Obi was a presenter at the annual American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) in Washington D.C. He has presented, lectured and taught numerous plastic surgeons during the past two years. In addition to advanced laser techniques, the symposium in November includes a work shop on the advanced science of concentrating stem cells from human fat. This will provide the patient with a more effective and long lasting filler from the patient’s own fat. This new science will also be applicable in the area of breast reconstruction following mastectomy.


Earlier this month Dr. Obi was the special guest of Dr. John Murray who chaired the Third Annual Breast Cancer Symposium sponsored by Susan G. Komen and University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. During Dr. Obi’s three day visit he attended dozens of functions and lectures by world famous breast cancer physicians and experts. The symposium was originally organized by Dr. Murray who is a plastic surgeon that has worked with the Komen Center and the Illinois College of Medicine for the past seven years. For the past three years Drs. Lewis Obi and John Murray have been actively collaborating in an effort to bring the Peoria model of comprehensive breast cancer care to Jacksonville. Linda Maricle, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, assured Drs. Obi and Murray that her organization would support their efforts on behalf of breast cancer patients in Jacksonville.
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