Kathleen Murphy, DO, FAAP

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Kathleen Murphy, DO, FAAP, is a pediatric hospitalist, an attending physician dedicated to caring for hospitalized children, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Pediatrics - Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY


Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles


Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Quality improvement




Tieder JS, Sullivan E, Stephans A, Hall M, Delaroche AM, Wilkins V, Neuman MI, Mittal MK, Kane E, Jain S, Shastri N, Katsogridakis Y, Vachani JG, Hochreiter D, Kim E, Nicholson J, Bochner R, Murphy K, Brief Resolved Unexplained Event Research and Quality Improvement Network. Risk Factors and Outcomes After a Brief Resolved Unexplained Event: A Multicenter Study. Pediatrics. 2021; 148(1).


Louie K, Murphy K, Meyer R, Parakash D, Basak RB. June 2018. Role of Autonomy and Justice in Adolescent Decision Making in Inherited Cancer Syndromes. Juniper Online Journal of Case Studies, 7(3): 1-3.


Sarry JE, Murphy K, Perry R, Sanchez PV, Secreto A, Keefer C, Swider CR, Strzelecki AC, Cavelier C, Recher C, Mansat-De Mas V, Delabesse E, Danet-Desnoyers G, Carroll M. Human acute myelogenous leukemia stem cells are rare and heterogeneous when assayed in NOD/SCID/IL2Ryc-deficient mice. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2011; 121(1): 384-95.


Sanchez PV, Perry RL, Sarry JE, Perl AE, Murphy K, Swider CR, Bagg A, Choi JK, Biegel JA, Danet-Desnoyers G, Carroll M. A robust xenotransplantation model for acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia. 2009; 23(11): 2109-17.


Kim M, Murphy K, Liu F, Parker SE, Dowling ML, Baff W, Kao GD. Caspase-mediated specific cleavage of BubR1 is a determinant of mitotic progression. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2005; 25(21): 9232-48. Erratum in Mol Cell Biol. 2007; 27(5): 1991.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2011-present, American Osteopathic Association