Dr. Stephen B. Murphy is an award-winning and widely-published orthopedic surgeon. He has spent his career pioneering new techniques, technologies, and procedures in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Murphy’s mission is to help patients recover and restore their quality of life quicker.

Dr. Murphy’s office is The Center for Computer-Assisted and Reconstructive Surgery. It is at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. He is also an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Education and Training

Dr. Murphy’s extensive education began with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College. He then followed that with a medical degree at Cornell University Medical College.

He also trained as a research fellow in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. That is where he completed his surgical internship.

Dr. Murphy extended his training as a research fellow in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at Children’s Hospital in Boston. And on top of that, he completed another residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston.

He studied adult reconstructive surgery at Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland.

Teaching and Research

Dr. Murphy has served as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has also taught at Tufts University School of Medicine as a clinical instructor and professor for the last twenty years.

He has received numerous research grants, teaching awards, fellowships, and prizes. His areas of specialty include reconstructive surgeries for the hip and knee.

Surgical Leader

Throughout his career, Dr. Murphy has pioneered surgical techniques, which are now widely used. These techniques include using the periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia.

He is the inventor of the minimally-invasive method of performing total hip replacements nicknamed supercap. Dr. Murphy also co-created a similar operation named superpath.

He led an FDA study that resulted in the approval of the use of ceramic-ceramic bearings. And he is also the inventor of HipXpert, a computer-assisted navigational system for hip surgery, which is now in use worldwide.

Dr. Stephen Murphy has numerous memberships and affiliations. Some of these include:

  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • The Hip Society

He has served as a consultant reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. He is also on the editorial board for The Journal of Arthroplasty.

Dr. Murphy has served as First Vice President and President for the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery. He has also served on the society’s Editorial Board.

You can find a link to his publications here.

Dr. Murphy lives in Massachusetts with his family.