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Lisa Murphy, MBA, CPA

Lisa Murphy

Chief Administrative Officer – Clinical Programs
UC San Diego Health System

Lisa Murphy is the Chief Administrative Officer – Clinical Programs at UC San Diego Health System, overseeing the following clinical programs:  cardiovascular, medicine and primary care. In this role, Ms. Murphy is responsible for setting strategic and long-term priorities including expansion and growth of respective clinical programs; implementing growth and quality initiatives and achieving related financial performance goals; achieving integration of clinical administrative responsibilities for the Health System faculty practice, all related in-patient and outpatient and ambulatory clinical services; and managing physician/provider relationships.

Previously, Ms. Murphy served as an associate administrator and administrative director for the cardiovascular and medicine service lines, providing leadership and management oversight for the clinical operations, financial performance and program growth of both programs. She also worked closely with physician leadership to set strategic growth and quality priorities for these programs.

As part of her administrative responsibilities for UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center — a 54-bed specialty facility adjacent to UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla – Ms. Murphy was actively engaged in planning, licensing and operationalizing Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center from July 2005 through its opening in August 2011. In addition, she serves as the on-site senior manager for Thornton Hospital. Ms. Murphy was recently appointed co-chair of the transition committee for UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center scheduled to open in La Jolla in 2016.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health System in 2005, Ms. Murphy was the administrator of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Heart Transplantation at the University of Chicago Health System. She spent several years in accounting positions at Crowe, Chizek & Company, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation before passing the CPA exam in 1996. Ms. Murphy is also a 2012 graduate of the LEAD San Diego Impact program, which provides a comprehensive view of the major issues facing the San Diego region.
Ms. Murphy earned her Master of Business Administration in financial management and strategic management from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

When not at work, Ms. Murphy enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Kevin Murphy, and children, Ella and Jack.