James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM (BIO)
Dr. James Patrick Murphy is a Louisville native and graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is a former United States Naval Flight Surgeon, having served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise after medical school and later during Operation Desert Shield -the buildup to Desert Storm. He went on to complete residency training in Anesthesiology and started a very successful Anesthesia practice in Elizabethtown, KY. He then subspecialized in Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, becoming one of the first fellowship-trained and board-certified pain specialists in the country. After establishing his reputation as an interventional pain specialist, Dr. Murphy embraced multidisciplinary pain management, including responsible use of controlled substances, becoming one of our nation’s first physicians board-certified in both Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is also the first physician to hold certifications in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Addiction Medicine, and achieve a Master of Medical Management degree – University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Dr. Murphy is a passionate advocate for chronic pain sufferers and their caregivers. His involvement with regulators in crafting prescription guidelines, along with his Greater Louisville Medical Society sponsored educational courses and public outreach drug abuse seminars, are but a few examples of his activism. Operation Smile medical missions, student mentorships, gratis faculty work at the University of Louisville, community educational seminars, instructive and inspiring literary pieces and pro bono medicolegal work are some of Dr. Murphy’s other interests. He is recognized locally, nationally and internationally as an expert in the fields of Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. In 2015, Dr. Murphy founded the first Pain Care Providers Day – a national day of appreciation for all those who care for the suffering.
Dr. Murphy is also known for his creativity in education and advocacy. He was the winner of Louisville Medicine’s Richard Spear, MD, Memorial Essay Contest in 2010 for The Fawn. His 2013 Greater Louisville Medical Society Presidential inaugural address included a short play, Fraud, foreshadowing the perilous future of the patient-physician relationship. His poignant poem a white coat has been featured in medical school and medical society programs. In recognition of his communications skills, Dr. Murphy was chosen for the prestigious Mayday Fellowship, which supports pain-related media and policy initiatives.
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