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Michael S Murphy, MD
Director, Prehospital Care and Emergency Preparedness; Emergency Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Clinical Focus Areas
Emergency medicine, trauma, EMS
Research Focus Areas
Prehospital Care, EMS
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Boston University School of Medicine; Boston City Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., #311
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-4720
Fax #: 617-636-4723
2013 - International Presentations: Abu Dhabi International Emergency Medicine Conference; sponsored by Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior of the UAE; “The Boston Marathon Bombing: From the field to the emergency department.”
2001 - Emergency Medical Services Physician of the Year, Metropolitan Boston EMS Council
Author of chapters on “Endocarditis and Cyanosis” The 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. Rosen et al., 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.
Michael Murphy, MD was born in Boston. He grew up in West Roxbury and was educated in Boston Public Schools graduating from Boston Latin School. During his undergraduate years at Clark University, Dr. Murphy became an EMT and began working on an ambulance in Boston. His excitement for EMS continued and during his Master’s Degree program at Boston University where he began participating and teaching at Beth Israel’s ATLS Program. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and fulfilled a dream to train in emergency medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center. During his graduate studies and residency years Dr. Murphy continued to work in “the field” as an EMT.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Murphy was appointed the Director for EMS at South Shore Hospital. While there, he guided regional EMS development and was responsible for the medical oversight of eight South Shore communities. He was responsible for the medial oversight of over 300 paramedics. During his tenure, South Shore Hospital developed a formal EMS simulation lab, a QA/QI division for EMS, and formed one of the only ED based ambulance and communications center in the region. Dr. Murphy was appointed Director of EMS for Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals where he practiced from 2012-2014. He is presently an EMS Physician at Tufts Medical Center, Boston.
On a regional level, Dr. Murphy is Chair of the regional EMS trauma committee and serves on the executive board, board of directors, and the medical control committee for Metropolitan Boston EMS.
American College of Emergency Physicians
National Association of EMS Physicians