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Laurel Boykin Murrow, MD, MSc

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

Laurel Murrow, MD is an Athens native and internist who joined the Medical Partnership faculty in 2009. She is devoted to educating the next generation of physicians and hopes to entice as many as possible into primary care.


1997 BA Religion Wellesley College
1999 MSc Control of Infectious Diseases London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2006 MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


2009 Residency Emory University School of Medicine, J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency

Academic Appointments

2009 - Present Assistant Professor of Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

More About Laurel Murrow

Murrow is a native Georgian who left home for a time to pursue her BA in Religion at Wellesley College in 1997 and her M.Sc. in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1999.  She worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist and clinical trials coordinator before earning her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2006. 

Murrow completed residency training in internal medicine at Emory University in 2009 and then jumped at the chance to teach at the newly formed Medical Partnership.   As an Assistant Professor of Medicine, she leads the community health curriculum. 

In 2014, Murrow became the Medical Director of Mercy Health Center, where she feels passionate about providing excellent care to uninsured patients.  She serves on the boards of the Athens Health Network, UGA HEROS, and the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy. 

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Health Literacy
    • Health care of underserved populations
    • Community health
  • Of Note

    Association of American Medical Colleges Shining Star Award (2013)

    University of Georgia Service Learning Fellow (2010-2011)

    Phi Beta Kappa (1996)

    National Harry S. Truman Scholar (1995)