Dr Murday is a board-certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon. She is an expert in all surgical aspects of colorectal disease including colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse. Dr. Murday also performs colonoscopies and manages all aspects of anorectal diseases, including hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, and fecal incontinence. She provides consultative services to patients and providers throughout Utah.
Dr Murday received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical College where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Florida Gainesville where she won the Ray Biersted intern award and was the inaugural administrative chief resident. She concluded her advanced surgical fellowship training at the Colon & Rectal Clinic of Orlando.
She provides expert surgical management of colon and rectal cancer and inspired St Mark’s Hospital to work toward its National Accreditation in Rectal Cancer through the Committee on Cancer. She has worked with the St Marks tumor board to provide multidisciplinary comprehensive care for over 15 years.
Dr. Murday has a passion for education having spent 5 years as a hands-on science teacher for elementary school children and has been the program director for the UHCI St Marks Colon and Rectal Fellowship since 2016. Periodically she provides educational lectures for the nursing staff, and the hospital chaplain residency, and will provide a rotation for University of Utah medical students. She has served as an associate board examiner for the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She has written questions for the board, the in-service training exam, and the colon and rectal self-education program (CARSEP). She has served on the Wasatch Endoscopy Center Medical Executive Committee, the St Marks Hospital Joint Governance, St Marks Hospital OR Committee, the Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery, and served as the women’s liaison for the Utah Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
She offers the opportunity for cure of ulcerative colitis with preservation of the anal sphincter and avoidance of permanent ileostomy through the use of minimally invasive J pouch surgery. She has a personal interest in multidisciplinary management of Crohn’s with her gastroenterology colleagues throughout the state and offers surgical expertise when appropriate. Dr. Murday specializes in the management of all aspects of anorectal disease and proctology including hemorrhoids, anal pain, anal fissures, rectovaginal fistula, abscess and fistula.
As a proctologist she offers the complete range of treatments managing the majority of anorectal problems in the office setting using painless, nonsurgical options. Beyond her expertise and experience, Dr. Murday takes the most pride in providing high quality care with great compassion; her greatest accomplishment is not just gaining but keeping the trust of her patients. Dr. Murday enjoys spending time with her husband and their sons hiking, cycling, traveling, gardening and cooking. She was trained as a classical pianist and enjoys “noodling” on the piano when she finds a moment of spare time.
- All aspects of colon and rectal surgery
- Robotic and laparoscopic surgery
- Screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic colonoscopy
- Specialized treatments for fecal incontinence such as sacral nerve stimulator implantation
- Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
- Benign diseases of the anus and rectum, including ailments such as: Rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, and abscesses
Society Memberships and Activities:
- Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- America’s Top Surgeons
- Utah Medical Association, member since 2009
- Associate Board Examiner for the American College of Surgeons 2012
- Assistant Program Director for St. Marks Hospital Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
- “Science Mom” at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School
- Women’s Surgical Liaison for the Utah Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
- Wasatch Endoscopy Center Medical Executive Committee
- St Marks Hospital OR Committee
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multidisciplinary Program. All of our doctors participate with other local physicians from three hospitals in specialties including gastroenterology, radiology, and pathology so that they can make multidisciplinary decisions for patients with complex cases of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- All of our doctors participate with other local physicians from three hospitals in specialties including gastroenterology, radiology, and pathology so that they can make multidisciplinary decisions for patients with complex cases of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Multidisciplinary cancer care. All of our doctors participate with other local physicians from two hospitals in specialties including medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology so that they can make multidisciplinary treatment recommendations for patients with complex cases of colorectal cancer.
- All of our doctors participate with other local physicians from two hospitals in specialties including medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology so that they can make multidisciplinary treatment recommendations for patients with complex cases of colorectal cancer.
- Eastern Virginia Medical School; Norfolk, VA - 1998
- University of Floriday School of Medicine; Gainsville, FL - 2004
- Colon & Rectal Clinic; Orlando, FL
- Board Certified
- AM BD Colon & Rectal Surgery