Dedee Murrell, MD

Professor Murrell is head of the department of Dermatology, St. George Hospital at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She has been the director of Australia’s first dedicated dermatology clinical trial center since 1996. Her basic research and clinical interests have focused on patients with bullous disorders. She has published over 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Murrell has received many honors and awards including the International Pioneer Award from the Women’s Dermatology Society and Everett C. Fox Award from the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, she has served in an assortment of important leadership positions in dermatology organizations in Australia and throughout the world. Murrell has lectured in many countries including the United States, England, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Iran, Bangladesh, France, Poland, Viet Nam, Israel, Sri Lanka, Turkey, New Zealand, Croatia, and India. She has trained over fifty international fellows.

Professor Murrell did her undergraduate training at Cambridge University and received a postgraduate medical degree at Oxford University. After an internship at Duke University, she completed her dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following a two-year appointment as an assistant professor at New York University, she joined the faculty of the University of New South Wales where she rose to the rank of professor in 2008.