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Department of Internal Medicine

Susan Murin, M.D., M.Sc. View profile as PDF

Susan  Murin

Philosophy of Care

I feel fortunate to have been able to join the UC Davis faculty. I not only care for patients in my area of specialization, but do so as a member of a talented, dynamic department that is active in teaching and research as well as clinical care. In this setting, I know my knowledge and skills will constantly expand, keeping me on the cutting edge of the profession and allowing me to give my patients the best possible care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Murin's key interests encompass smoking and the lung, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, heritable thrombophilias, and resource utilization, including the influence of education on this subject matter. Her clinical projects include the effects of smoking on breast cancer, mechanical ventilation and the efficacy of weaning protocols, and improved approaches to pleural effusion.


UC Davis Medical Center Chair, Practice Management Group Finance Committee
UC Davis Medical Center Chair, Quality and Safety Operations Committee
UC Davis Medical Center Chief of Staff
UC Davis Medical Center Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics
2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737


M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1986
M.Sc., Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002
B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1982


New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York, 1986-1989


New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York, 1986-1989


Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, 1989-1992

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 1993
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2003
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1992
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2002

Professional Memberships:

American Board of Internal Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Federation for Medical Research
American Thoracic Society
Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Directors
California Thoracic Society

Select Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Award as EMR Lead Physician and Representative for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2011

Sacramento's Best Doctors In Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Aknowledged by UC Davis Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Ann Madden Rice, 2011

EMR Physician Champion Award, 2010

Top Reviewers, CHEST, Only 5% of reviewers for the year were honored based on the number of papers reviewed and the timeliness and quality of the review, 2010

Select Recent Publications:

Avdalovic MV, Murin S. Electronic Cigarettes: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch...or Puff. CHEST, 2012;141(6): 1371-2.

Irwin RS, Augustyn N, French CT, Rice J, Welch SJ; Editorial Leadership Team. Spread the word about the Journal in 2012: from impact factor to plagiarism and image falsification detection software. Chest. 2012 Jan;141(1):1-4.

Irwin RS, Augustyn N; Editorial Leadership TeamNorthbrook, IL. The journal and 2011: a time for stocktaking. Chest. 2011 Jan;139(1):2-5.

Chan A, Murin S. Up in Smoke: The Fallacy of the Harmless Hookah. CHEST, 2011;139(4): 737-8.

S Murin, R Rafii, K Bilello. Smoking and smoking cessation in pregnancy. Clin Chest Med, 2011;32(1): 75-91.

S Murin and N.S. Stollenwerk. Simulation in Procedural Training: At the Tipping Point. CHEST, 2010;137: 1009-1011.

White RH, S Murin. Long-term incidence of death due to thromboembolic disease among patients with unprovoked pulmonary embolism. Curr Opin Pulm Med, 2009;15(5): 418-24.

Buckley JD, DJ Addrizzo-Harris, AS Clay, JR Curtis, RM Kotloff, SM Lorin, S Murin, CN Sessler, PL Rogers, MJ Rosen, A Spevetz, TE King Jr, A Malhotra, PE Parsons. Multisociety task force recommendations of competencies in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2009;180(4): 290-5.

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