Sara Murray

Sara Murray, MD, MAS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and serves as Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for Inpatient Care and Data Science at UCSF Health.  She also directs the Data Science and Innovation (DSI) team, which uses data science to understand and address the most pressing issues facing the health system. 

Dr. Murray is a strategic health system leader for clinical informatics, digital health, and data science.  She strives to leverage healthcare data in new and impactful ways to support improvements in quality, safety, and value for patients and providers.  She has a focus on predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, and her team has built infrastructure and governance processes to ensure the deployment of ethical and robust AI. Her team evaluates commercially available tools and algorithms for trustworthiness prior to implementation and develops new machine-learning models to address pressing health system problems.  She also works to optimize the EHR to support clinical workflows and deploy tools to improve quality and safety, partnering with stakeholders both at UCSF and partner institutions.

Dr. Murray received her BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco.  She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF as well as a MAS in Clinical Research and joined the Division of Hospital Medicine as faculty in 2015.  She spends her clinical time caring for patients and teaching medical students and residents on the Hospital Medicine service at UCSF.