Top 50 Power Women – 2016

Barbara Murphy, M.D./Mount Sinai Hospital

One of the first female renal division chiefs in the U.S. and one of only three women to be appointed chair of medicine at a top medical school, Dr. Barbara Murphy is the Chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, the Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine, and the Dean of Clinical Integration and Population Management at the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System.

Born in Ireland, Dr. Murphy earned her M.B. B.A.O. B.Ch. from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and went on to do an internship, residency, and a fellowship in clinical nephrology at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. She completed her postdoctoral training with a fellowship in nephrology and transplant immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 2011, the American Kidney Fund named Dr. Murphy Nephrologist of the Year.

Most recently, Dr. Murphy served as the president of the American Society of Transplantation and is currently the co-chair of the American Society of Transplantation Public Policy. In these positions, Dr. Murphy aims to directly impact patient care and access to healthcare, specifically, advocating for long-term coverage for immunosuppression. She was also a co-investigator on the landmark study investigating outcomes in HIV-positive patients that receive solid organ transplants. Her research focuses on the use of cutting edge technologies in genomics and genetics to predict and diagnose outcomes following renal transplantation.