Susan Murin, a nationally recognized expert in pulmonary medicine, has become chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Gordon A. Wong Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UC Davis. She replaces Timothy Albertson, who led the division for 23 years and recently became chair of the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine.
"Dr. Murin is a focused, dedicated, and respected clinician and mentor who is on the cutting edge of her profession in improving the quality of care for serious and often difficult-to-treat lung illnesses," Albertson said. "She will undoubtedly take the division to a dynamic new level in discovering treatments that improve outcomes for patients and in training the next generation of clinicians and scientists."
Murin, who joined the UC Davis faculty in 1995, will oversee nearly 100 faculty, staff and fellows who provide critical care, pulmonary, sleep and hospitalist services and conduct research on diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. The division includes a specialized respiratory biology research group that is developing therapeutic strategies to address lung disease at the cellular level.
Murin has a wide variety of clinical and research interests that include smoking and cancer survival, cigarette alternatives and health, venous thromboembolism, and the effects of gender on respiratory diseases. She earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and her master's degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her medical residency at New York University and her fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.
Murin will earn an annual base salary of $165,200. Additional compensation information is available upon request to the media contact named above.