Dr. Charles Murphy, MD

Chief Patient Safety Officer, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Dr. Charles Murphy is a Duke-trained cardiothoracic surgeon and critical care physician.  After being a cardiothoracic surgeon for 17 years, he returned to Duke as the medical director of the cardiothoracic ICU and stepdown units.  Dr. Murphy also served as a physician lead for quality in the Duke Heart Center and the Department of Surgery.  He then became the Associate Chief Patient Safety Officer for the Duke Health System.  Dr. Murphy is currently the Chief Patient Safety Officer at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.  He continues to be active in direct patient care as a critical care physician and medical director of the Cardiovascular ICU at Inova.