Professor Patrick Murray

Dean of Medicine & Head of School

Working in healthcare as a doctor, radiographer, advanced paramedic or as a scientist is a challenging but extremely rewarding career. As current or future practitioners of healthcare, it is our great privilege to serve patients and society, and here at the School we continually remind our students of the great responsibility that goes along with a career in medicine, radiography or biomedical science

I am extremely proud to lead a medical school which is internationally renowned and one that has improved and shaped healthcare across the globe. I salute the talent and dedication of our staff, the hard work and success of our students and the rich medical and scientific legacy provided by our graduates. This school has trained the brightest and best for over 150 years, and we remain driven by the pursuit of excellence, innovation and scientific discovery. 

Professor Patrick Murray
Dean of Medicine & Head of School
UCD School of Medicine

Academic Year in Review 2014/ 2015

Biography: Professor Patrick Murray

Patrick T. Murray, MD, FASN, FRCPI, FJFICMI
Dean of Medicine and Head of the UCD School of Medicine

Professor Patrick Murray is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology in University College Dublin, and a consultant physician (clinical pharmacologist & nephrologist) at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. He received his medical education at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Following his internship at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He completed fellowship training programs in nephrology, critical care medicine, and clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, nephrology, critical care medicine, and clinical pharmacology. He practiced as an intensivist, nephrologist, and clinical pharmacologist at the University of Chicago Hospitals from 1996–2008, serving as the fellowship training program director in nephrology, also directing the Acute Dialysis Service.

He has a longstanding interest in research and education to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of acute kidney injury and nephrotoxicity, and the pharmacotherapy of patients with kidney disease. He is a member of several international consensus groups that have produced guidelines for research and practice in the field of acute kidney injury (ADQI, AKIN, KDOQI).

Since 2008, he has been the Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at University College Dublin, and a Consultant in Nephrology & Clinical Pharmacology at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. He is Chair of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Drugs & Therapeutics Committee. He is the Clinical Director of the UCD-Mater Clinical Research Centre. In 2011, he was appointed Associate Dean for International Affairs in the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science. In 2012, he was appointed Director of the Dublin Centre for Clinical Research (DCCR) Consortium Network. In December 2012, he was appointed Dean of Medicine and Head of the UCD School of Medicine.