Faculty A-Z

Sean Murphy

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Chair of Medicine B.Sc. St. Francis Xavier, B.Med.Sc., M.D. Memorial, FRCPC

Medicine Nephrology

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Faculty of Medicine Room M3M105 Memorial University, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL Canada A1B 3V6

What brought me to MUN? What Keeps Me At MUN?

I trained in Nephrology at Memorial University and was fortunate to join the group here after I completed my fellowship. I enjoy the mix of clinical work, research, and teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

I completed my Internal Medicine and Nephrology training in St. John’s, followed by a two year health research fellowship. I completed a certificate of medical teaching in 2011

Research/Teaching Summary:

I have been Chair of the Undergraduate Medical Studies (UGMS) Committee since 2011 and I have been involved in the Clinical Epidemiology graduate program since 2000. I have an interest in curriculum development at all levels of medical training.

My research interests include various aspects of the medical management of dialysis patients and medical education topics.


Ravani P, Parfrey P, Murphy S, Gadag V, Barrett B. Clinical research of kidney diseases IV: Standard regression models. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2008 Feb;23(2):475-82.
Murphy SW, Parfrey PS. Left ventricular disorders in dialysis patients, in Principles and Practice of Dialysis, 4 th edition, WL Henrich ed. Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2009.

Morton AR, Murphy S, Hirsch D, Leblanc M, Barré P, Lok C, Hercz G, Hodsman A,
Reslerova M, Levin A. Development and utility of a multi-dimensional grid to
assess individual mineral metabolism control in hemodialysis patients: A
potential aid for therapeutic decision making? Hemodial Int. 2010

Parfrey PS, Murphy SW , Cardiac Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease, in Diseases of the Kidney, 9th edition. Schrier & Gottschalk eds. Lippincott, William & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2013 .

Hayward M , Curran V, Curtis B, Schulz H and Murphy S. Reliability of the Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR) in Multi Source Feedback (MSF) with post-graduate medical residents. BMC Medical Education 2014; 14:1049

Sekercioglu N, Curtis B, Murphy S, Barrett B. Sleep apnea in patients with chronic kidney disease: a single center experience. Ren Fail. 2015; Feb 37(1) :83-7 .

Murphy SW. Longitudinal studies and determination of risk. Methods Mol Biol.
2015; 1281: 51-69.

Sekercioglu N, Curtis B, Murphy S, Barrett B. Sleep quality and its correlates in patients with chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional design. Ren Fail. 2015; Jun 37(5) :757-62.