Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Biology

Faculty Information


Dr. Murry is a pathologist with clinical expertise in diseases of the heart and vascular system. His interests include atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiomyopathy and valvular disease. Dr. Murry is the director for the UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology and is the interim director for the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. His research interests include cardiovascular stem cell biology, heart failure, heart regeneration, gene therapy and cardiovascular genetics. He also serves as director of the UW's Heart Regeneration Program, with the goal of achieving stem cell-based heart regeneration in patients. 

Dr. Murry received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of North Dakota. He then did his M.D. and Ph.D. training at Duke University. He came to the UW for residency training in anatomic pathology, followed by clinical and research fellowships in cardiovascular pathology. In addition to these activities, Dr. Murry is an award-winning teacher who teaches extensively in the medical school and graduate school. He also co-directs a T32 training grant in cardiovascular biology that supports 12 trainees.

Dr. Murry's personal interests include hiking, camping, bicycling, theater, reading, live music, and the Northwest microbrewery scene.

Education & Training: 
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Seattle, WA
University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Seattle, WA
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
Duke University, Department of Pathology
Durham, NC
Mailing Address: 
UW Research - South Lake Union
815 Mercer St.
Box 358050
Seattle, WA 98109


Non-Clinical Administrative Support Contact:


For appointments or other clinical matters, please contact the Heart Institute.


Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Heart Regeneration
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Gene Therapy
Clinical Interests: 
  • Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infaction
  • Cardiovascular Genetics