Stephen B. Murphy, MD

Stephen B. Murphy, MD

Dr. Stephen B. Murphy is a surgeon and medical device inventor, specializing in hip and knee preservation and replacement. Dr. Murphy has more than 30 years’ experience as an orthopedic surgeon and is one of the highest volume hip replacement specialists in the Boston area. A pioneer in the field of computer-assisted joint reconstruction, he holds 45 patents in the fields of implant and instrumentation design and surgical navigation technology. His algorithms are used in surgical navigation systems worldwide.


In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Hip Society, Dr. Murphy is a past president of the International Society for Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS) and the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA).

Among other awards and accolades, Dr. Murphy has received the Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery from CAOS and the John Charnley Award from the Hip Society as senior author on economic research.


Medical Education

Cornell University Medical College, 1983

Intern in Surgery, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, 1985

Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Boston 1990

Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency, 1989

Research Fellow in Orthopedic Biomechanics, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Boston, 1984

Research Fellow in Orthopedic Biomechanics, Children’s Hospital, Boston, 1986

Maurice E. Muller Fellow in Reconstructive Surgery, 1991

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine 58245, 1987

Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (99th Percentile), 1993

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Recertification, scheduled for recertification 7/2016, 2004

Massachusetts Medical Society, 1988 – Present

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1995 – Present

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 1998 – Present

International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, 1999 – Present

International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (Founding Member), 2000 – Present

The Hip Society, 2002 – Present

Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, 1991-Present

Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, 1991-Present

Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, 1998-2015

Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residents rotating through Beth Israel Hospital, 1991 – 2000

Tufts Orthopedic Residents rotating through New England Baptist Hospital and Otto E., 2001 – Present

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine

Hip Joint Preservation and Replacement

Knee Joint Preservation and Replacement

Orthopedic Surgery

Please view his CV for a complete list of his accomplishments