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Barbara A. Murphy MD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Head and Neck Research Program, and Director, Pain and Symptom Management Program
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  • 211 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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



  • 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

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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.
Dr. Murphy is a fantastic doctor.Positive, realistic and answers all questions I have.
December 24, 2020
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*Dr. Murphy makes you feel like her only focus is you! And treats questions as valid!
November 23, 2020
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doctor very thoughtful and listened to what was said.
September 22, 2020
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Every visit is a pleasant experience during these difficult times!!!
September 22, 2020
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*Dr. Murphy's compassion, competence and encouragement helped me to make decisions which saved my life. I will be forever grateful to her.
September 1, 2020
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August 20, 2020
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*Dr. Murphy is the absolute BEST! Explains the issues, provides thorough but practical advice.
July 14, 2020
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I will always recommend Dr. Murphy! She cares about her patients.
June 30, 2020
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*Dr. Murphy makes you feel like you are the only patient she has all day. I feel cared for and respected.
June 2, 2020
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