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.