Dr. Muir, associate professor of medicine and faculty member of the DCRI, leads the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research group. Muir graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1993 and completed his training in internal medicine followed by gastroenterology here at Duke. He also served as chief resident in internal medicine. After joining the faculty in 2000, Dr. Muir developed a career combining his clinical practice and clinical research. He helped develop the site-based program in clinical research for the Division of Gastroenterology with Dr. John McHutchison. Dr. Muir now leads that program. He has an impressive list of accomplishments and awards including the Golden Apple, the Eugene Stead Teaching Award, and the Joseph Greenfield Mentoring Award.
As a faculty member at the DCRI, Dr. Muir’s main role to date has been as medical monitor for the worldwide trials in viral hepatitis. He has established an outstanding reputation in this role due to his ability to provide the clinical, logistical and regulatory support needed in a drug development program.