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Karen M. Murray, M.D. ’99, Is Named Associate Dean for Admissions for the School of Medicine

Dr. Murray will be responsible for directing the Office of Admissions

September 17, 2018
Karen M. Murray, M.D. \'99
Karen M. Murray, M.D. '99

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Cornell University. After graduating from NYMC, she completed her residency training at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and Westchester Medical Center where she served as chief resident. She joined the NYMC faculty in 2003 and was an attending physician NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. Dr. Murray has also worked at Open Door Family Medical Center and served as the medical director of the Women’s Health Department and Ossining Open Door.

Dr. Murray became especially in tune with the needs and challenges of medical students when she became an advisory dean for the newly instated house system in 2014. She was responsible for providing longitudinal advisement over the course of the four years to students assigned to her “house” including academic, career and personal support.

In 2016, Dr. Murray was named an alumni initiate to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society.

Ad astra per aspera—‘through hardship to the stars’ is a motto that has been my driving force through the years. I am always striving for the stars and plan to continue on this path in my new role,” said Dr. Murray.  “As the head of the School of Medicine Office of Admissions I plan on staying true to our mission to bring together a student body of outstanding, compassionate and humanistic individuals and support our goals of diversity and inclusion.”