David J. Murphy, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Phone: 404-616-5511

Email: david.j.murphy@emory.edu


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 completed undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in 2002.  He trained in Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2002-2005 and subsequently served as Chief Resident and Instructor of Medicine for an additional year.  In 2011, Dr. Murphy completed his fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Murphy also received his doctor of philosophy in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD.

In 2011, Dr. Murphy was recruited to join the Emory University faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine.  He serves in a number of leadership positions at Emory including Director of Quality for the Emory Critical Care Center, Director of Research for the Emory Healthcare Office of Quality, and Director of Critical Care Quality at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Active clinically, Dr. Murphy sees patients and supervises students, residents, and fellows at multiple sites within the Emory system 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).