Kevin Murphy, M.D.
CHIEF OF PEDIATRIC RADIATION ONCOLOGY SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Dr. Kevin Murphy is a former U.S. Navy officer and a nationally respected researcher of novel technologies in the treatment of brain tumors in adults and children. He frequently is invited to speak on his specialty, three kinds of stereotactic radiosurgery (“frameless,” “intensity modulated” and “hypfractionated”). Dr. Murphy is the chief of the Pediatric Oncology Service at the University of California at San Diego, the city where he was born and bred. He also is the primary radiation oncologist for the neighboring Rady Children’s Hospital and an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group, a national cooperative focusing on the treatment of cancer in kids. After graduating in 1989 from Notre Dame University, he served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger. He then received his M.S. in Neurophysiology from Purdue University and his M.D. from the University of Chicago, before joining UCSD in 2005.