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Sean Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified pathologist, assistant director of the UWMC Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and a UW assistant professor of Laboratory Medicine.   

Dr. Murphy has a specialized interest in parasitic diseases, especially infections caused by malaria parasites. Even though he does not see patients face-to-face very often, as a pathologist and physician he is thrilled when his team identifies the cause of someone's illness.

Dr. Murphy earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Chicago. His research aims to develop better malaria vaccines and diagnostic tests. He is a member of the UW-based Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases and is a clinical investigator with the Seattle-based Malaria Clinical Trials Center, a translational research center that works to safely determine the efficacy of malaria vaccine and drug candidates through controlled human malaria infection trials.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Murphy enjoys camping, cooking and family time.
UW Medical Center

Pathology at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195



UW - Dept. of Immunology

Fellowship, 2013, Immunology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical education, 2008

UW - Dept. of Laboratory Medicine/Pathology

Residency, Clinical Pathology


Board Certifications
  • Clinical Pathology, 2011, American Board of Pathology