Dr. Murphy is a Professor of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and an Interventional Neuroradiologist at Toronto Western hospital, Canada's largest neuroscience center. Dr. Murphy was the Director of Interventional Neuroradiology from 1998 to 2008. Prior to his time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Murphy served as the Director of Research in the neuroradiology section of the Albany Medical College in New York. He is considered to be one of the most innovative specialists in the use of radiology guidance in the treatment of vascular brain and spine disorders. His research focuses on the use of imaging techniques to guide surgical intervention, particularly brain aneurysms and carotid artery disease.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Murphy attended University College, and earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, both in Dublin. After his medical internships at the Teaching Hospital of the Royal College of Surgeons, he continued his postdoctoral training at the Albany Medical Center, where he completed both an internship and residency in radiology. Dr. Murphy also completed a residency in radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was awarded two fellowships, one in neuroradiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and the other in interventional neuroradiology at the Hospital Cantonal of the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland.Dr. Murphy’s numerous accolades for both his research and clinical activities include the Gold Medal in Medicine and Surgery from the James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Dublin, the Gold Medal and McDonnell Prize in Surgery from the Charitable Infirmary in Dublin, Ireland, the Roentgen Fellow Outstanding Research Award from the Radiology Society of North America, and “Prix du jubilee” from the Swiss Society of Medical Radiology.Dr. Murphy is member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Society of Cardiovascular, the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, and Interventional Neuroradiology; he also serves on the American Heart Association Council on Stroke. In addition, Dr. Murphy has extensive international medical volunteering experience, including founding a Primary Health Care Clinic at a Tibetan refugee camp in Southern India.