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Kevin Murphy
Departments: Surgery-Plastic Surgery
Specialties: Plastic Surgery|Plastic Surgery - Hand
Languages: English
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Dr. Kevin D.J. Murphy was born in Cork, Ireland and completed his academic and medical training at the National University of Ireland and University College Cork School of Medicine after completing his residency training at the Northern Ireland Plastic and Maxillofacial Service in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed a combined orthopedic and plastic surgery specialized fellowship training program at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas before joining one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a pediatric plastic surgery fellowship. He also completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Murphy was awarded a Master of Surgery degree by the National University of Ireland for his research work rehabilitating severe pediatric burns patients and has presented his academic works on hand surgery and reconstructive breast surgery at national and international meetings. He has authored many papers and several book chapters in both wound healing and hands in Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery. He currently serves as the Co-director of the Surgery Clerkship at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), School of Medicine and is an avid teacher of medical school students and resident doctors at the Division of Plastic Surgery at UTMB. His special clinical interests include fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist, microsurgery and reconstructive surgery of the hand and breast including autologous reconstruction from the patient’s own tissues.

Medical/Professional School:

University College Cork School of Medicine - Cork, Ireland, MD, 1992


Northern Ireland Plastic and Maxillofacial Service - Belfast, Northern Ireland,


Hand Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX, 2010

Pediatric Plastic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA,

Microsurgery, University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL,


Limerick Regional Hospital - Limerick, Ireland, 1993


Plastic Surgery,Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Plastic Surgery

UTMB Health Plastic Surgery - Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
Fax: (409) 772-4456

UTMB Health Plastic Surgery - League City Campus Clinics
2240 Gulf Freeway South #2.100
League City, TX 77573
Fax: (281) 309-0419

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Dr. Murphy shows genuine concern for his patients.Jun 21,2016
saved my life. and told me all all the steps he was taking and going to take.. great md.Feb 18,2016
He is very nice and approachableFeb 18,2016