James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from Missouri’s Westminster College, Dr. Murphy attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and was Vice President of the Class of 1985. His internship was at the San Diego Naval Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry, after which he completed Aerospace Medicine training in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Murphy served as a Naval Flight Surgeon with Carrier Air Wing Eleven onboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise until returning to Louisville in 1989 for residency training in Anesthesiology.  He practiced in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, before moving to Rochester, Minnesota, in 1997 for a Pain Management fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, returning again to his hometown in 1998 to practice Pain Management.  During this time he participated in several overseas medical missions as an anesthesiologist with Operation Smile.

Dr. Murphy is Kentucky’s first physician to achieve board-certification in Pain Management and certification in Addiction Medicine. He is also the first and only Kentucky physician to be honored by selection for the Mayday Fellowship– advocating for pain care concerns.

In May 2013, Dr. Murphy was awarded a Master of Medical Management from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Dr. Murphy is President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society (2013-2014), Medical Director of Murphy Pain Center, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and is on the board of the International Association for Pain and Chemical Dependency.  Recognized as a potential candidate for public office, Dr. Murphy has been selected by his peers to attend the 2014 American Medical Association’s “Candidate Workshop.”

Dr. Murphy contributes to numerous publications, has presented before national and international audiences, and consults with a wide spectrum of agencies and individuals regarding pain, addiction, and the future of healthcare in our country.

You can read more about Dr. Murphy in the June 2013 Louisville Medicine.

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