Elizabeth A Murphy MD is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago. She attended medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan. Previously she was a hospitalist at the University of California San Francisco where she was Director of the Nighttime Hospitalist Service, Director of the Heme-BMT Hospitalist Service and Director of the Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalist Service. Dr. Murphy is a very clinically active hospitalist and is deeply passionate about Hospital Medicine.
At the University of Chicago, Dr. Murphy serves as Director of Clinical Service Development for the Section of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Murphy develops and standardizes roles and expectations for clinical service leaders within the section. She helps each leader develop a team, manage stakeholders, elicit and give feedback, create and meet service and role-specific metrics, implement one annual project and develop academic output. She champions professional and leadership development, job satisfaction and retention within the section and looks forward to sharing key learnings from her experience with others in the department.
She collaborates closely with the Hospital Medicine QI Director to embed QI priorities into clinical services and service leader responsibilities. Together they review mortality cases for the Department of Medicine, independently review cases for Risk Management, participate in the hospital RCA program and run Internal Medicine Residency M&M with a particular emphasis on embedding QI tools in the M&M process. She also collaborates closely with the Hospital Medicine Director of Efficiency and Throughput to improve MD-Nursing relationships and embed an interdisciplinary approach to the structures of hospital medicine clinical services at the University of Chicago. Dr. Murphy has a strong interest in Geriatric inpatient quality and safety and piloted an Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at the University of California San Francisco. She is an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine Academic Hospitalist Committee.
Post-training Dr. Murphy has lived in San Francisco and New York City. She is thrilled to be able to establish a home for herself, her husband and her two young daughters in Hyde Park and the University of Chicago