Amy Murtha, MD to Join Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as Dean

May 16, 2022 | By UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Amy MurthaAmy Murtha, MD has announced she is stepping down as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences to assume the role of dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, effective August 2022. We will announce interim leadership in the coming weeks.

A UCSF faculty member since 2018, Dr. Murtha is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. In her time here, Dr. Murtha has made a tremendous impact through clinical expansion and the establishment of a women’s health service line. Her leadership in the Department during some very challenging times created support for the research community, our learners, and our patients.  

Dr. Murtha is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which focuses on managing the health concerns of mothers and fetuses before, during and for a short period after pregnancy. Her research interest focuses on identifying the best ways to diagnose and care for patients at risk for preterm birth, particularly for pregnancies complicated by the premature rupture of the fetal membranes. 

After earning her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, which is now Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Murtha completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine. Honored with numerous awards upon graduating from medical school, she went on to receive awards recognizing her research accomplishments and publications during her fellowship at Duke.

Please join us thanking Dr. Murtha for her myriad contributions to the UCSF School of Medicine and her work improving the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation, and leadership in patient care, scientific discovery, education, advocacy, and diversity, equity and inclusion.