Dr. Stephen Murphy is an orthopedic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in computer-assisted reconstructive and joint-preserving hip and knee surgeries.
Murphy did undergraduate coursework at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and earned his medical degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He interned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 1989, Murphy completed his orthopedic residency at Harvard Medical School. He also completed two research fellowships in orthopedic biomechanics at Brigham and Women’s/Children’s Hospital. In 1991, Murphy finished his training with the Maurice E. Muller fellowship in reconstructive surgery.
Murphy has held a number prestigious academic positions. From 1991 to 2005, he was a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. Since 2003, he has held a number of positions at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Currently, he is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the school.
Murphy is known for using computer-assisted, minimally invasive techniques and developed many of the algorithms that drive modern surgical navigation systems. He also created a host of implants and orthopedic surgical instruments, many of which are used in hospitals and medical facilities across the globe. The surgeon holds over 20 patents.
Murphy also participates in a variety of clinical trials and was lead investigator for a large-scale U.S. Food and Drug Administration study on total hip arthroplasty. The trial was ultimately successful and led the FDA to approve ceramic bearings for use in hip replacement surgeries.
Murphy has been involved with a number of peer-reviewed specialty publications throughout his career. From 2002 to 2006 he was on the editorial board of The Journal of Arthroplasty. Currently, Murphy is a consultant reviewer for Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.