Kelly P. Murphy, MD

Emergency medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Emergency Medicine
Dr. Kelly Murphy is a graduate of Brown University's "Program in Medicine” and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. 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.

He has worked extensively overseas with cooperative medical education projects in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam; and has assisted in the development of another program in Niger, Africa (“Sahara Relief”) and the development of a new rural health center in Chyangba, Nepal.

His focus is on grassroots medical education and rural clinical care programs in the developing world; creating independent health care systems which are fully staffed, supported, and sustained by the local populations. Currently he is also working on national health care reform and development projects in the nation of Papua New Guinea.

Domestically his focus is on pre-clinical medical opportunities for student volunteers. He directs an international course at Stanford on a systematic approach to providing health care in undeveloped regions of the world.

Dr. Murphy also regularly volunteers in the Cardinal Free Clinics (“Pacific Free Clinic”) where he focuses his attention on pre-clinical medical education and training.

Dr. Murphy has a strong athletic background and continues to train actively. He was formally a team physician for the United Football League’s California Redwoods.

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1993)

Residency: Brown University Hospitals (1990) RI

Internship: Brown University Hospitals (1988) RI

Medical Education: Brown University - School of Medicine (1987) RI

Honors & Awards

National Service Medal, Papua New Guinea (2007)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Nepal Medical Program (2013 - Present)

Director, Papua New Guinea Medical Project (1997 - Present)

Director, Vietnam Medical Project (2001 - 2008)

Medical Review Officer, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2008 - Present)

Emergency Medicine Rotation Director, Internal Medicine (2002 - Present)

Immediate Incubation Reduces Indeterminate Results for QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay
Herrera, V., Yeh, E., Murphy, K., Parsonnet, J., & Banaei, N. (2010). Immediate Incubation Reduces Indeterminate Results for QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 48(8), 2672-2676.

What is your diagnosis?
Young, J. B., & Murphy, K. (2006). What is your diagnosis?. WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 17(1), 49-51.