Susan Murin, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A.

Susan Murin, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A.


Internal Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Professor


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UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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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. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Murin is a pulmonary and critical care specialist whose interests include venous thromboembolism (blood clots), lung cancer screening, and pulmonary nodules. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Murin's research has focused upon venous thromboembolism and the adverse effects of smoking on non-pulmonary malignancies. 


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989

American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2003

American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2002

Professional Memberships

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

To view a larger list of Dr. Murin's publications, please click here.

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.