Kelly P. Murphy
Graduation in Medicine
Dr. Kelly Murphy is a graduate of Brown University’s Program in Medicine and since 1993 an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University and a Center for Innovation in Global Health Faculty Fellow.
Dr. Murphy received his post-graduate medical education at Brown University in its Internal Medicine program (ABIM Board Certified); sub-specializing in Obstetrical Medicine during his training. Dr. Murphy joined Stanford University in 1993 in its division of Emergency Medicine. After coming to Stanford he worked extensively overseas with cooperative medical projects in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Niger (Sahara Relief), and Nepal. His academic focus is on grassroots medical education and rural clinical care programs; focusing domestically on pre-clinical medical education opportunities for undergraduate and medical students.
Dr. Murphy has directed the Stanford – Papua New Guinea Medical Project since 1997, which has been successful in building a novel locally controlled and managed medical care system in the Sepik region. For his work in Papua New Guinea he was awarded 2007 Independence Medal from their government. Currently, Dr. Murphy is working in rural medical development in the country of Nepal; using professional connections developed in Papua New Guinea to build a model for new medical clinic design which can withstand earthquakes similar to ones which devastated the country in the Spring of 2015.
In 2015, Dr. Murphy was named a Faculty Fellow in Global Health at Stanford. Administratively, Dr. Murphy has been involved in medical center infection control and surveillance, authoring the medical center’s Bloodborne Pathogen exposure program; as well as drug testing as a Medical Review Officer, physician wellness, and policy writing. Dr. Murphy was a San Francisco based Visiting Team Medical Liaison (VTML) for the NFL from 2015-2019.