Vivek Murthy, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement Street
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-353-7900
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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDB.A.6/2008Public Health Studies
    University of Oxford, United KingdomM.Sc.6/2009Pharmacology
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NYM.D.6/2013Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA06/2016Internal Medicine Residency
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA06/2022Rheumatology Fellowship
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    Johns Hopkins University2008Phi Beta Kappa
    University of Oxford2009University and Departmental Distinctions, M.Sc. in Pharmacology
    New York University School of Medicine2011Medicine Clerkship Award for Outstanding Essay in Medical Humanism
    New York University School of Medicine2013Dora and Solomon Shapiro Award for Scholarship, Personality, and Character
    New York University School of Medicine2012Alpha Omega Alpha
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine2015Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff (TEACH Award)
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine20212020-2021 ACGME Clinical Fellow of the Year Award for the Division of Rheumatology

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    Vivek K. Murthy, M.D, M.Sc is a rheumatologist at the University of California San Francisco and a hospitalist at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

    He earned an M.Sc. degree in Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, UK and his M.D. degree at the NYU School of Medicine. He then completed internal medicine residency training at the UCSF School of Medicine. From 2016 to 2020, he was a hospitalist, clinician educator, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Thereafter, he completed a clinical fellowship in Rheumatology at UCSF in 2022, and then joined as faculty at UCSF.

    His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, IgG4-related disease, as well as general medical and psychosocial care of the hospitalized adult.

    He serves as an educator for medical students and medicine residents at UCSF and the San Francisco VA.

    His research work focuses on the study of peer-defined experts in clinical medicine, to explore their formative learning habits and clinical activities. This line of research inquiry is intended to generate insights to guide medical trainees and faculty who view clinical excellence as an important career goal. His first study in this area (An Inquiry into the Early Careers of Master Clinicians) was published in 2018. A second, multi-center study of peer-defined master clinicians across 7 U.S. academic medical centers and 40 specialties is now underway.

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    1. Murthy VK, Fava A. Connective Tissue is The Issue: Relapsing Polychondritis. American Journal of Medicine. 2020; 2(133):195-197. Murthy VK, Fava A. View Publication.
    2. Boonyasai RT, Murthy VK, Yuen-Gee Liu G, et al. Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Receiving Prophylactic Anticoagulation. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020; 10(95):2291-2293. Boonyasai RT, Murthy VK, Yuen-Gee Liu G, et al. View Publication.
    3. Murthy VK, Wright SM. Would Sir William Osler be a Role Model for Medical Trainees and Physicians Today?. Postgraduate Medical Journal (British Medical Journal). 2019; 1130(95):664-668. Murthy VK, Wright SM. View Publication.
    4. Dudum R, Murthy VK. Keeping a Low Profile: Insulinoma. American Journal of Medicine. 2019; 10(132):1160-1162. Dudum R, Murthy VK. View Publication.
    5. Mukaigawara M, Kinjo M, Olson APJ, Raita Y, Murthy VK. Past is Prologue. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2019; 8(14):501-505. Mukaigawara M, Kinjo M, Olson APJ, Raita Y, Murthy VK. View Publication.
    6. Murthy VK, O’Brien B, Dhaliwal G. An Inquiry into the Early Careers of Master Clinicians. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2018; 5(10):500-506. Murthy VK, O’Brien B, Dhaliwal G. View Publication.
    7. Murthy VK, Horowitz HW, Pham VP, Levis WR. Giant PPD Reaction with Positive Quantiferon-TB Gold in a Patient with Lepromatous Leprosy. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2012; 10(11):1151. Murthy VK, Horowitz HW, Pham VP, Levis WR. View Publication.
    8. Ueda SM, Yap KL, Davison B, Tian Y, Murthy V, Wang TL, Visvanathan K, Kuhajda FP, Bristow RE, Shang H, Shih IM. Expression of Fatty Acid Synthase Depends on NAC1 and is Associated with Recurrent Ovarian Serous Carcinomas. Journal of Oncology. 2010. Ueda SM, Yap KL, Davison B, Tian Y, Murthy V, Wang TL, Visvanathan K, Kuhajda FP, Bristow RE, Shang H, Shih IM. View Publication.