Joshua S Murphy, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gender

Male

Language

English

Joshua S. Murphy, MD, is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with an interest in complex spinal deformities including scoliosis, spondylolysis, and spondylolisthesis, in addition to general and complex musculoskeletal care that includes trauma and lower extremity deformity. Dr. Murphy has a strong research interest and a member of multi-center study groups such as the Pediatric Spine Study Group, which focuses on improving care for children with early onset scoliosis, and Children’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Infection Consortium for Evidence-Based Study (CORTICES) that researches pediatric and adolescent musculoskeletal trauma. He also leads a variety of prospective and retrospective studies within the Children’s System.

Dr. Murphy continues to actively participate in medical innovation and is one of only a few surgeons in Georgia who performs anterior vertebral body tethering—a minimally invasive approach to treating scoliosis in patients with growth remaining. He is actively enrolling patients in multicenter studies and participating in the Post-Market Study with the Harms Study Group in an effort to develop a better understanding of vertebral body tethering treatment for our patients.

He remains active on leadership committees with the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). Dr. Murphy is a consulting associate with the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and an adjunct clinical professor with Emory University School of Medicine where he actively participates in training orthopaedic surgery residents and our pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellows.

In his free time, Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with his family as well as mountain biking, running, skiing, surfing and traveling.

Locations

Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Hudson Bridge, 1492 Hudson Bridge Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Get Directions 404-255-1933

Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Meridian Mark, 5445 Meridian Mark Rd NE Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30342
Get Directions 404-255-1933

Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 2nd Flr
Atlanta, GA 30329
Get Directions 404-255-1933

Judson L Hawk Jr MD Clinic for Children

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
Get Directions 404-785-5437

Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway Bldg 300 Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041
Get Directions 404-255-1933

Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Childrens at Fayette, 1265 Highway 54 W Ste 200
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Get Directions 404-255-1933

Focus of Practice

  • Spinal care
  • Limb and foot deformity
  • Neuromuscular (cerebral palsy/spina bifida)

Areas of Interest

  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Complex spine deformity, including scoliosis
  • Limb deformity
  • Neuromuscular diseases

Professional Affiliations

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Research Interests

Trauma, Spine deformity

Media

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