In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Murray

April 18, 2024

Barbara E. Murray, MDBarbara E. Murray, MD, J. Ralph Meadows Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, died April 11, 2024. She was 76.

A member of the Medical School’s ID faculty since 1980, she was a former director of the division and an internationally recognized expert in antibiotic resistance, enterococci and enterococcal infections, and bacterial pathogenesis.

“She was the definition of a trailblazer,” said Luis Ostrosky, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Memorial Hermann Chair. “She was an amazing, kind, and generous mentor to countless generations of microbiologists and infectious diseases physicians. Her academic curiosity, her sense for justice, her quest for adventure, and her legacy, will live on through the lives and careers of all her trainees and colleagues.”

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