Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest condolences to Dr. Barbara Murphy's family. She was an incredible doctor who achieved so much throughout her esteemed career and always put the needs of her patients first. I first came to know Barbara through an alumni scholarship that she founded at my college in honour of her parents. As a mentor, she was always ready to lend a hand and offer any sage advice that she had. Dr. Murphy was a truly remarkable woman who was always generous with her time and talents. She was be greatly missed.

Posted by David Joyce - Dublin   July 21, 2021

Deepest condolences to her husband and family. She was a great Nephrologist and human being.

Posted by Mohammed A Rafey - Work   July 14, 2021

Barbara and I overlapped as fellows when the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women´s (BWH) Hospital were merging their nephrology fellowship programs. Barbara was a 4th-year fellow doing her clinical rotations (as back then numerous of the BWH fellows did their research years first) and I was a 1st-year MGH fellow starting out (prior to my research time). It was obvious that she was smart and generous even then. It´s been great to see her star rise over the years despite her dealing with some chronic health issue. Please accept my deepest condolences. I have always thought Barbara's success meant things were alright in academic medicine when brilliance, hard work and kindness are recognized and rewarded.

Chi-yuan Hsu, MD
Professor and Chief of Nephrology, University of California San Francisco

Posted by Chi-yuan Hsu - Work   July 12, 2021

I am so deeply sorry for your family's loss. Each and every time I saw "Barbara - Simon" on my calendar, I knew I was going to have a positive day. My thoughts are with each of you. Simon

Posted by Simon Moody    July 09, 2021

To: Peter Fogarty & Family,
My Sincere condolences to you and your family for a great loss to you and to humanity.
I fought a good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith.

Posted by Theresa Staten - Yonkers, NY - Coworker   July 08, 2021

Barbara was always an honarable lady and Doctor Sincere Sympathy

Posted by Heather Holloway - Limerick - Friend   July 06, 2021

I remember feeling extremely nervous as I started a collaborative project with Dr. Barbara Murphy. From my eyes, she was a well poised, confident, determined woman who was an international leader in the field of transplantation. I was a bit intimidated and nervous since I was not sure what I would be able to add to the collaboration given her experience and accomplishments. In a very short time, I learned that she was an extremely supportive individual and a willing mentor. It was even more inspiring to see her dedication and perseverance as she managed her personal challenges with the challenges of work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has been said that "The size of one´s will which determines success". Dr. Murphy had incredible `will´ and it is unbelievable that she is not here with us now.
Cherishing the memories with great respect...

Posted by Darshana Dadhania - Work   July 06, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Ana Maria Waaga-Gasser and Martin Gasser - Friend   July 05, 2021

An outstanding mentor, a huge abyss has been left in your stead

Posted by Joyce Popoola, UK - Other   July 05, 2021

Deepest condolences to Dr. Murphy´s family, and to all friends, patients & colleagues impacted by this terrible loss.
o I´ve been touched & inspired by Dr. Murphy´s intelligence, grace & leadership across my career, starting w/ meeting her at the inaugural AST Fellow´s Symposium early in my training. It was a great honor to work with Dr. Murphy in collaborations incl. ASN & AST Committees, meetings such as the FDA Transplant Immunosuppression workshop, and on the NIH APOLLO steering committee.
o Dr. Murphy´s contributions to scholarship, administration & policy shaped transplant immunology, patient care & advocacy, and inspired countless Women-In-Medicine and individuals across disciplines. Dr. Murphy will be deeply missed but her transformative legacy will never be forgotten.

Posted by Krista Lentine - Work   July 04, 2021

Barbara has been such an inspiration since we were post doctoral fellows together in Boston. I have valued her friendship over the years and watched with amazement at all that she has accomplished - we all have benefited from knowing Barbara - she will be dearly missed

Posted by Peter Nickerson - Friend   July 04, 2021

My sincere condolences to Dr. Murphy's family. As a 30-year kidney transplant recipient, I am so grateful to Dr. Murphy for her dedication to helping those of us with ESRD. She truly made a difference in the world.

Posted by Lisa    July 04, 2021