Dr. Rekha Murthy is Vice President for Medical Affairs and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she previously served as the Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology. Dr. Murthy is also Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai and Professor of Clinical Medicine at David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Murthy’s clinical and research interests include the prevention of healthcare acquired infections, epidemiology of emerging communicable diseases and multidrug resistant organisms, antimicrobial management and device associated infections. Her recent research focuses on strategies for implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities across all healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. Dr. Murthy has been an active member of SHEA and currently chairs SHEA’s Guidelines Committee.

Dr. Murthy earned her medical degree at Queen’s University School of Medicine in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She completed internship and residency programs in internal medicine at Queen’s University School of Medicine and at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She then completed clinical and research fellowships in infectious diseases at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and the University of California, Los Angeles-San Fernando Valley Program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is a fellow of IDSA, SHEA, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American College of Physicians.