Terrance Patrick Murphy MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Clinical Interests:
  • General Pediatrics
  • Medical Education
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine


U of M Pediatrics Hospitalists

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
1540 East Hospital Drive, CW 12-525/SPC 4280
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1984


  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Pediatrics, NC, 1987

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Michigan Chapter of the AAP

  • AAP Section on Hospital Medicine

  • AAP Provisional Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

  • Hospice & Palliative Med


  • Improving Medical Student Performance on the Pediatric Exam
  • Improving Medical Student Awareness of Issues in Socio-Cultural Medicine
  • Clinical Teaching Models for Medical Faculty, Residents and Students
  • Faculty, Residents and Students Understanding of Pediatric Advanced End-of-Life Support
  • Methadone Use in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Dr. Murphy received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and earned the Dean’s Award as well as the Pediatric Department Award at graduation. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Murphy is board certified in Pediatrics as well as in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests span general pediatrics from birth to age 22 years. Prior to joining the U-M, he practiced in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. For several years, he was Chief of Pediatrics for the Geisinger Medical Group in State College and he was Chairman of Pediatrics for Centre Community Hospital in State College for three years. Shortly after arriving in Ann Arbor, he completed the Medical Education Scholars Program at the U-M. He practiced for several years at the U-M Canton Health Center. Dr. Murphy now spends time as a Pediatric Hospitalist and as a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and as an educator on the U-M Medical School Family Centered Experience faculty. He enjoys many sporting and outdoor activities in addition to literature, music and good food.