Susan Murin, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A.
Pulmonary and Critical Care
- Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Philosophy of Care
I consider it a tremendous privilege to be a physician. I see myself as a partner in the care of my patients. It is my job not just to diagnose and treat, but to educate patients so they can be active participants in their care, and make informed decisions based upon their own values and priorities.
Dr. Murin is a pulmonary and critical care specialist whose interests include venous thromboembolism (blood clots), lung cancer screening, and pulmonary nodules.
Dr. Murin's research has focused upon venous thromboembolism and the adverse effects of smoking on non-pulmonary malignancies.
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
Internship: 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
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2003
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2002
American College of Chest Physicians - Fellow
American College of Physicians - Fellow
American Thoracic Society
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
Chief of Staff Award, UC Davis Health System, 2008,
Oettinger Award for Research in Lung Disease, 2003,
American Lung Association Clinical Research Award, 2000,
VA Young Investigators Award, 2000,
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1998,
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1996,
Select Recent Publications
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POINT: Does the Risk of Electronic Cigarettes Exceed Potential Benefits? Yes. Avdalovic MV, Murin S. Chest. 2015 Sep;148(3):580-582. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-0538.
Non-cigarette tobacco and the lung. Schivo M, Avdalovic MV, Murin S. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2014 Feb;46(1):34-53. doi: 10.1007/s12016-013-8372-0. Review.
High variation between hospitals in vena cava filter use for venous thromboembolism. White RH, Geraghty EM, Brunson A, Murin S, Wun T, Spencer F, Romano PS. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):506-12. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2352.
Counterpoint: should systemic lytic therapy be used for submassive pulmonary embolism? No. Bilello KL, Murin S. Chest. 2013 Feb 1;143(2):299-302. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2449
Electronic cigarettes: no such thing as a free lunch...Or puff. Avdalovic MV, Murin S. Chest. 2012 Jun;141(6):1371-1372. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-0205.
Up in smoke: the fallacy of the harmless Hookah. Chan A, Murin S. Chest. 2011 Apr;139(4):737-738.
Long-term incidence of death due to thromboembolic disease among patients with unprovoked pulmonary embolism. White RH, Murin S. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2009 Sep;15(5):418-24. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e32832d044a. Review.
Death due to recurrent thromboembolism among younger healthier individuals hospitalized for idiopathic pulmonary embolism. White RH, Zhou H, Murin S. Thromb Haemost. 2008 Apr;99(4):683-90.
High risk for venous thromboembolism in diabetics with hyperosmolar state: comparison with other acute medical illnesses.acute medical illnesses. Keenan CR, Murin S, White RH. J Thromb Haemost. 2007 Jun;5(6):1185-90.