Ramon Murphy, MD, MPH, was an esteemed member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
As many of you know, Ramon was a superb clinician, a pediatrician to whom many of us entrusted the care of our own children. He was an exemplary teacher, beloved mentor, and friend to several generations of pediatricians.
Ramon joined the Mount Sinai community in 1973, as a third-year resident in the Department of Community Medicine. The early part of his career was spent building Uptown Pediatrics, a practice founded on his commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in providing exemplary care to all. Ramon was able to disseminate his ideals by establishing Uptown Pediatrics as a continuity practice site for Mount Sinai residents, which continues to this day.
During his career, Ramon was consistently recognized as one of the America’s and New York’s best doctors by Castle Connolly and New York Magazine. He spent more than 20 years working at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. During the last decade, Ramon also helped build the Mount Sinai Global Health Center, which evolved—under his stewardship—into the Arnhold Institute for Global Health. He served as Vice Chair for Voluntary Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics until 2018, before stepping down to focus on pediatric medical education for students and residents and helping to run Uptown Pediatrics.
Ramon’s passion for improving health care for children in every corner of the world was demonstrated by his tireless efforts to promote global health. He developed global health training and education at the Icahn School of Medicine and was a phenomenal teacher and role model who understood that a foundational appreciation of global health would not only lead to creating better doctors, but better human beings. Over the course of his career, Ramon inspired hundreds of trainees to pursue careers in global health. In 2017, the Ramon Murphy, MD Program for Global Health Education was established in his honor in the Department of Medical Education.
In 2015, Ramon was awarded Mount Sinai’s Jacobi Medallion. In 2005, the Department of Pediatrics established The Ramon Murphy Pediatric Humanitarian Award in his honor.
Let us aspire to carry on Ramon’s legacy by demonstrating dedication to our missions, commitment to our communities at Mount Sinai and beyond, and respect for all. Gifts made in honor of Ramon will support The Ramon Murphy, MD Program for Global Health Education.
To make a gift via check, please make it payable to the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the check memo line please write "In honor of Ramon Murphy" and send to:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1049
New York, NY 10029
Anastasia Hagan, MPA
Senior Director of Development