After a fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital, Dr. Murphy began his career as a pediatric orthopaedic and spine surgeon. In 2013, he was named an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association. He has worked with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to assist in developing an Appropriate Use Criteria for the management of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures and the management of supracondylar humerus fractures involving vascular injury.
Dr. Murphy is active in orthopaedic research and involved with multicenter research groups, such as the Children's Spine Study Group and the Children’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Study (CORTICES). He currently participates or leads a variety of prospective and retrospective studies within the Children’s System primarily involving pediatric spine or pediatric trauma and infection. Dr. Murphy is a consulting associate for the Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as mountain biking, alpine skiing, surfing and traveling.