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Dr. David J. Murphy, MD, PhD

Dr. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is a physician, researcher, and expert in healthcare quality and patient safety. Dr. Murphy serves in a number of leadership positions including Patient Safety Officer for Emory Healthcare. Active clinically, Dr. Murphy sees patients and supervises students, residents, and fellows at multiple sites including Emory University Hospital Midtown and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on advancing healthcare quality and patient safety by improving the translation of evidence into practice. Applying a range of clinical research and health services research methodologies, he is developing approaches to evaluate healthcare delivery, to assess barriers to best practices, and to improve healthcare delivery across organizations. His primary research areas include: healthcare associated conditions, transfusion medicine, sepsis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • General Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  • Residency: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School

Honors & Awards

2013 Award of Excellence, Emory Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

2013 Contribution Appreciation Award; Emory Center for Critical Care

2015 Advancing Patient Safety in Critical Care, Emory Center for Critical Care

2015 Quality Achievement Award, Emory University Department of Medicine

2016 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow; Emory Woodruff Health Science Center