Skip to Main ContentSkip to Footer

Barbara A. Murphy MD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Head and Neck Research Program, and Director, Pain and Symptom Management Program
  • star empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar iconstar iconstar iconstar iconstar icon
    info icon
  • 211 ratings

Areas of Expertise

  • checkmark icon
  • checkmark icon
    Head and Neck Cancer
  • checkmark icon
  • checkmark icon
  • checkmark icon
    Palliative Care
  • checkmark icon
    Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers



  • checkmark icon


  • Doctor of Medicine - Wake Forest University, 1987
  • Internship - Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, 1988
  • Residency - Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, 1990
  • Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1992

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012

Related Stories

Lori's Story

Lori Stegner, a veteran of Nashville’s entertainment industry, found a new voice after cancer claimed nearly two-thirds of her tongue

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
June 16, 2021
quote icon
When *Dr. Murphy realized my problems, she called in other care givers to see me for assistance. Very impressed with her caring for patient's needs. She ordered an ultrasound.d For my arm and discovered a blood clot and consulted with all doctors working my case. She went above and beyond.
May 26, 2021
quote icon
*Dr. Barbara Murphy is an outstanding doctor. I am lucky to have her.
April 12, 2021
quote icon
Absolutely would recommend *Dr. Murphy. Outstanding first impression.
April 12, 2021
quote icon
Dr. Murphy was great. She covered all topics needed regarding my issues.
March 27, 2021
quote icon
Dr. Murphy is a great communicator. she is engaging. From my first visit with her to the present she has shown great concern and compassion. I am thankful she is my lead provider.
March 21, 2021
quote icon
*Doctor Murphy always listen to my concern explains to me when I ask a question I consider her a great doctor!
March 15, 2021
quote icon
Februray 27, 2021
quote icon
*Dr. Murphy is always very attentive. I have been in her care for 7 years.
Februray 10, 2021
quote icon