Dr. Jacob Murray joined the Deartment of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July, 2019.
Dr. Murray is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. He earned a B.S. in Integrative Physiology from the University of Iowa and was awarded the Marvin A. Pomerantz Leadership Award. During his senior undergraduate year, after acceptance to optometry school, he was volunteering in a vitreoretinal ophthalmology clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics when he developed an interest for systemic diseases, guiding a change in direction of his training toward medicine. Dr. Murray attended medical school at Des Moines University in his hometown where he was awarded cultural competency and community service awards. While there, he helped develop a course for emerging physician leaders alongside his Dean, now chief medical officer of NASA. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 2019 at The University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. He credits his passionate teachers in residency for fostering his interest in medical education, and he was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Award. During residency, he also completed additional training on point-of-care ultrasound.
His residency research focused on implicit bias awareness training that was presented as a finalist at the American College of Physicians Resident Abstract Competition and vaccination rates in rheumatic disease patients. Dr. Murray has advocated for important legislation for patients and physicians in Washington, D.C. on multiple occasions during residency.
His clinical interests include general internal medicine with particular interests in inflammatory arthritis and vasculitis topics in rheumatology, as well as, point-of-care ultrasound. Dr. Murray remains interested in improving implicit bias awareness in trainees and teaching clinical problem solving. He looks forward to getting involved with rheumatology research and remaining active in advocating for patients and physicians.
Dr. Murray is proud to be joining a dedicated and passionate team of physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.