Joseph T. Murphy, MD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Murphy obtained a BA degree in Biology at the State University of New York in Buffalo, a Master of Science in Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas and his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He completed a General Surgery residency and CORE laboratory research fellowship at UT Southwestern before joining the Department of Surgery faculty as Assistant Professor in 1996. 

As a board-certified General Surgeon, he has extensive clinical experience in management of severe traumatic injury, thermal injury and critically ill patients during 11 years as Surgery faculty. He completed a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children?s Medical Center, Dallas in 2007. 

Dr. Murphy currently has admitting and operating privileges at Children’s Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, St. Paul University Hospital and Zale-Lipshy University Hospital. He serves on the Children's Medical Center Medical Advisory Board and Credentials Committee. 

Dr. Murphy’s current clinical research includes: investigation of outcomes in children requiring pre-hospital CPR resulting from traumatic injury; assessment of morbidity and mortality of iatrogenic and traumatic vascular injury and insufficiency in children; outcome of Puestow procedure for pancreatic disease in children; and examination of laparoscopic vs. open peritoneal dialysis catheter placement in children. 

He is an ad-hoc reviewer for several peer-review professional journals and has authored multiple articles, abstracts and book chapters examining the cardiopulmonary, inflammatory and molecular consequences of thermal injury and sepsis.

He was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005-2007), Pediatric Surgery
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1996), Research
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990-1994), General Surgery
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989-1990), General Surgery
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1985-1989)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of Texas at Dallas (1983-1985)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Pediatric Surgery Association
  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow 1998
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Honors & Awards
  • Academic Excellence Award, Department of Surgery, UTSW Medical Center at Dallas 1994
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist: Shock Society 1995, Eighteenth Annual Conference on Shock
  • Excellence in Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, UTSW Medical Center at Dallas 2002, Teaching Award
  • Snyder-Laycock Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, UTSW Medical Center at Dallas 2003, Teaching Award
Books & Publications
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Neonatal Surgery

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