Dr. David Murray completed his medical training at the University of Saskatchewan and practiced in Northern Canada prior to beginning his training at the University of Iowa to in anesthesiology, pediatrics and pediatric critical care. He spent 12 years on the faculty at the University of Iowa and advanced to a tenured professor in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. He served as Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Anesthesiology before moving to St Louis in 1995 to join the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine.
Prior to relocating to Khalifa University, Dr. Murray served as the director of the Wood Simulation Center and initiated one of the first simulation programs in North America at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. He has an international reputation in simulation research and has been principal investigator of a variety of funded research projects that use simulation to assess health care professional skill and performance. Dr. Murray held the inaugural Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb professorship at Washington University. As an academic pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Murray directed the anesthesia division at St Louis Children’s Hospital and has published numerous studies related to the care of infants and children.