Elizabeth J. Murphy, MD, DPhil



Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Endocrinology Diabetes & Metab, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title


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Harvard School of Medicine 1994


UCSF 1997


UCSF 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Saslow LR, Daubenmier JJ, Moskowitz JT, Kim S, Murphy EJ, Phinney SD, Ploutz-Snyder R, Goldman V, Cox RM, Mason AE, Moran P, Hecht FM. Twelve-month outcomes of a randomized trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very low-carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. Nutr Diabetes. 2017 Dec 21; 7(12):304.
  2. Lee AP, Mulligan K, Schambelan M, Murphy EJ, Weiss EJ. Growth hormone receptor antagonism with pegvisomant in insulin resistant non-diabetic men: A phase II pilot study. F1000Res. 2017; 6:614.
  3. Kuo CR, Quan J, Kim S, Tang AH, Heuerman DP, Murphy EJ. Group visits to encourage insulin initiation: targeting patient barriers. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Jun; 26(11-12):1705-1713.
  4. Murphy EJ, Neuberg DS, Rassenti LZ, Hayes G, Redd R, Emson C, Li K, Brown JR, Wierda WG, Turner S, Greaves AW, Zent CS, Byrd JC, McConnel C, Barrientos J, Kay N, Hellerstein MK, Chiorazzi N, Kipps TJ, Rai KR. Leukemia-cell proliferation and disease progression in patients with early stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia. 2017 Jun; 31(6):1348-1354.
  5. Ratanawongsa N, Chan LL, Fouts MM, Murphy EJ. The Challenges of Electronic Health Records and Diabetes Electronic Prescribing: Implications for Safety Net Care for Diverse Populations. J Diabetes Res. 2017; 2017:8983237.
  6. Kwok J, Olayiwola JN, Knox M, Murphy EJ, Tuot DS. Electronic consultation system demonstrates educational benefit for primary care providers. J Telemed Telecare. 2017 Jan 01; 1357633X17711822.
  7. Tuvdendorj D, Munoz AO, Ruiz-Barros V, Schwarz JM, Montalto G, Chandalia M, Sowers LC, Rizzo M, Murphy EJ, Abate N. In vivo triglyceride synthesis in subcutaneous adipose tissue of humans correlates with plasma HDL parameters. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Aug; 251:147-152.
  8. Marshall NE, Murphy EJ, King JC, Haas EK, Lim JY, Wiedrick J, Thornburg KL, Purnell JQ. Comparison of multiple methods to measure maternal fat mass in late gestation. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Apr; 103(4):1055-63.
  9. Tuot DS, Leeds K, Murphy EJ, Sarkar U, Lyles CR, Mekonnen T, Chen AH. Facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic referral and/or consultation systems: a qualitative study of 16 health organizations. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Dec 19; 15:568.
  10. Epstein AE, Olshansky B, Naccarelli GV, Kennedy JI, Murphy EJ, Goldschlager N. Practical Management Guide for Clinicians Who Treat Patients with Amiodarone. Am J Med. 2016 May; 129(5):468-75.
  11. Stern RJ, Murphy EJ. Metformin as Initial Oral Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA. 2015 Jun 23-30; 313(24):2484-5.
  12. Tuot DS, Murphy EJ, McCulloch CE, Leeds K, Chan E, Chen AH. Leveraging an electronic referral system to build a medical neighborhood. Healthc (Amst). 2015 Dec; 3(4):202-8.
  13. McDermott KA, Rao MR, Nagarathna R, Murphy EJ, Burke A, Nagendra RH, Hecht FM. A yoga intervention for type 2 diabetes risk reduction: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Jul 01; 14:212.
  14. Saslow LR, Kim S, Daubenmier JJ, Moskowitz JT, Phinney SD, Goldman V, Murphy EJ, Cox RM, Moran P, Hecht FM. A randomized pilot trial of a moderate carbohydrate diet compared to a very low carbohydrate diet in overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e91027.
  15. Tuvdendorj D, Chandalia M, Batbayar T, Saraf M, Beysen C, Murphy EJ, Abate N. Altered subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue lipid synthesis in obese, insulin-resistant humans. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Oct 15; 305(8):E999-E1006.
  16. Chen AH, Murphy EJ, Yee HF. eReferral--a new model for integrated care. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 27; 368(26):2450-3.
  17. Okeigwe I, Yeaton-Massey A, Kim S, Vargas JE, Murphy EJ. U-500R and aspart insulin for the treatment of severe insulin resistance in pregnancy associated with pregestational diabetes. J Perinatol. 2013 Mar; 33(3):235-8.
  18. Turner S, Voogt J, Davidson M, Glass A, Killion S, Decaris J, Mohammed H, Minehira K, Boban D, Murphy E, Luchoomun J, Awada M, Neese R, Hellerstein M. Measurement of reverse cholesterol transport pathways in humans: in vivo rates of free cholesterol efflux, esterification, and excretion. J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Aug; 1(4):e001826.
  19. Hayes GM, Simko J, Holochwost D, Kuchinsky K, Busch R, Misell L, Murphy EJ, Carroll P, Chan J, Shinohara K, Hellerstein MK. Regional cell proliferation in microdissected human prostate specimens after heavy water labeling in vivo: correlation with prostate epithelial cells isolated from seminal fluid. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Jun 15; 18(12):3250-60.
  20. Beysen C, Murphy EJ, Deines K, Chan M, Tsang E, Glass A, Turner SM, Protasio J, Riiff T, Hellerstein MK. Effect of bile acid sequestrants on glucose metabolism, hepatic de novo lipogenesis, and cholesterol and bile acid kinetics in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled study. Diabetologia. 2012 Feb; 55(2):432-42.

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