Biography


Michael P. Murphy, MD, MPH is a board certified Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon whose practice encompasses a full range of services for patients of all ages. Also board certified in Sleep Medicine, Dr. Murphy treats snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders. This dual board certification allows him to provide broad treatment options (surgical and non-surgical) for patients with sleep disorders.
Laryngology (the study of voice and swallowing disorders) has also been an area of special interest throughout his career. He works very closely with a Speech Pathologist with many years of experience in her field. Together they offer a comprehensive approach for patients with voice and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Murphy grew up locally in Moraga, and returned home to join Diablo Valley ENT in 2002. He is married with two children, and enjoys golf, snow skiing and running.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2003)
  • Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine (1994) MO
  • Residency: University of Washington Otolaryngology Residency (2002) WA
  • Internship: University of Washington Dept of Surgery (1996) WA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine (2010)

Practice Locations


Diablo Valley ENT in San Ramon San Ramon, CA
San Ramon, CA

2305 Camino Ramon, Ste 200

San Ramon , CA 94583

(925) 242-0647

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Diablo Valley ENT in Walnut Creek Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek, CA

2623 Shadelands Dr, Ste 1

Walnut Creek , CA 94598-2512

(925) 933-8462

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Diablo Valley ENT in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5575 W. Las Positas Blvd, Suite 130

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 933-8462

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(979 Ratings)

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(294 reviews)

All went well and am happy with the visit
Dr. Murphy was excellent. Asked all the right questions, answered everything thoroughly, I did not feel rushed yet he didn’t waste any time. Perfect. I learned a lot and am very hopeful now.
Very punctual and thorough.
He explains about what he is doing.
too many people booked? very late
He knew exactly what issue was and treated me in same visit. No pain
Good place i love it
Always great to see Dr Murphy
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Doctor explained diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner, but didn't rush or dismiss any issues.
Very good care from caring MD & staff, highly recommend
Dr Murphy is an amazing physician cannot recommend enough.
Very personable and attentive..
Very pleased Dr. Murphy .
Another excellent experience with Dr. Murphy
The best
Excellent physician. Did super job explaining the results of my sleep test and his recommendations for moving forward to address my sleep apena.
Dr. Murphy is the best. He is so knowledgeable and takes his time with me.
Very professional and good results. Couldn't be happier.
Dr. Murphy is outstanding!
Staff was efficient and very friendly!
Informative, answers questions, presents alternatives well.
One of the best groups in Walnut Creek!!
Dr. Murphy is always. Professional. Courteous. Glad to have him as my Moms' ENT. Thank you!!!
Excellent
Polite, friendly and efficient staff. Dr Murphy was friendly, thorough, and listened closely to me explain my symptoms.
Thank you
Dr Murphy is exceptional!
Very pleased
Always good service
Excellent diagnosis and treatment!!
He explained everything clearly.
He was informative, professional and personable. He gave me information in a manner that was easily understandable without being condescending.
Dr. Murphy is very knowledgeable and one of the best ENT in bay area.
Excellent care; great staff; warm & caring; engaged
Dr Murphy is professional and thorough. Excellent!
Dr zmurphy is such a nice person
Friendly, compentent reception desk and outstanding doctor, Michael Murphy.
Dr Murphy is so thorough and so caring. I believe he is a brilliant doctor.
GREATLY APPRECIATED THAT HE TOOK THE TIMED EXPLAIN, STEP BY STEP, WHAT WAS GOING TO BE DONE.
Very likely
Dr Murphy is excellent
I am extremely happy with Dr. Murphey.
Dr. Murphy is an outstanding surgeon
Dr. Murphy and Team are professional and kind.
On time, efficient, pleasing bedside manner, quick resolve
As usual, a terrific visit.
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly
Very personable. Asked direct questions and gave direct responses to my questions.
Excellent Visit
Dr. Murphy has been excellent in trying to help me with my hearing problem by ordering an MRI to "find out what the problem ISN'T." His diagnosis seems to be accurate, and the medicine that's been prescribed should help with my condition. He also has a great audio specialist to complement his practice, and he has a warm, business-like approach in meeting my needs as his patient. I'm very pleased to have him as my doctor.
He is the best doctor!
Dr Murphy was awesome! He explained everything and recommended a course of action.
Professional, Warm and Courteous
Very helpful for my issues. Wish I came here sooner
Excellent doctors. Good service from "front desk" (important / you value the client's time too).
Excellent experience. Dr. Michael Murphy is really wonderful!!
Dr. Murphy is a great ENT doctor. We trust him totally
Dr. Murphy is outstanding! I couldn’t be more pleased!
To say that I feel hopeful is an under statement.
Dr Murphy is dedicated to my health and did a professional and complete analysis of our next steps to solve my health issues.
Dr Murphy is a very caring person!!!
Very professional and on time!
Wonderful care that explained all my questions
Mike Murphy was prompt, thorough, and made me feel like a human. Thanks
Very satisfied with video appointment. Saved me a 50 mile drive in heavy traffic.
great experience with office staff and Dr Murphy, very professional and friendly
Dr Murphy is top grade!
excellent help
Dr. Murphy was a delight, very thorough, honest and just a breath of fresh air. Very pleased with the consultation.
Dr Murphy is a good listener and very empathetic. I appreciate his excellent care.
Friendly knowledgable Dr put me at ease, staff were all professional.
Dr. Murphy and his staff are professional, look for answe4s for my problem and, most appreciated, kind and empathetic. ph
Everyone friendly and very informative.
Great doctor who explains everything in detail!
The staff at Diablo is extremely kind, professional and accommodating! Dr. Murphy is a beast in his field and makes me feel like I’m the only patient he has that day. Grateful for this teams and their service.
Great experience. Appreciate the medical help.
Dr Murphy is very caring and thorough. He was very concerned about by health and explained my issues in great detail.
Dr. Murphy always seems very professional and focuses on me as a concerned patient when I see him. His straightforward demeanor is very effective for my care. He’s the best!
I was received very warmly. Dr. Murphy was extremely informative, helpful, and professional.
Great doc!
Dr Murphy was great at explaining every step of my diagnosis
Brief video visit was fine. Look forward to making an in-person appointment.
good coverage
highly recommend
Great visit and easy with virtual meeting.
He is exactly what you want in a doc
recommend for quick diagnosis
Generally great service and a really good doctor. I would definitely recommend.
Dr. Murphy addressed all of my concerns very proactively, as well as listened to my concerns. He addressed everything I had questions and concerns about, and I felt very confident that I had an excellent plan for what to do next about my medical concerns. The visit was extremely efficient as well as comprehensive. I was impressed by how well and quickly and completely we were able to manage the concerns I had. He explained issues that I may need to follow up on, and carefully explained a plan for how to address them. He listened carefully and was helpful in directing me toward next steps to take. He did a great job!
LOVE Michael Murphy...excellent doctor!
Dr. Patrick Murphy is the best
Thumbs up
Will not be back
Doctor M. Murphy is absolutely greatest!
Dr Murphy was GREAT...very glad I found him
Dr. Murphy is an attentive listener, notetaker and explains things very well.
Very competent, professional and friendly doctor
Recommendable
But only for my particular problem since they refer out for treatment.
Excellent ENT doctor.
Dr. Murphy was pleasant, direct, explained my problem well.
I'm thankful for the best doctors looking after my needs , thank you.
Dr. Murphy was attentive, informative, and helpful.
good
outstanding
I have recommended this physician to many of my friends. He seems like a very nice guy as well as an excellent ENT
Thorough explanations and took time to listen and answer questions
Dr. Michael Murphy is bright, kind, informative, and easily guides the conversation to the results of my test and any concerns I might have.
Superb! Dr. Murphy was excellent.
Dr Murphy have a great explanation of the potential causes and the plan to address the issue
Dr. Murphy - very positive experience in all aspects.
excellent communicator and care
I already referred my neighbor and she saw Dr Murphy this year.
very good
Dr Murphy has been great and solved a problem where others had failed
Dr. Murphy was excellent
I do recommend people to Dr. Murphy. He is great! Very understanding and to the point.
Dr Murphy is an outstanding doctor!
Excellent, thorough appointment
Dr. Murphy is very nice and does a great job of informing on issues and concerns
Dr. Murphy really listened and asked great questions. He worked on figuring out my symptoms, and referred me to the appropriate professionals. I highly recommend him. He was very thorough. Wish I had seen him sooner.
DR. Murphy is very kind and professional.
Efficient and caring.
It's obvious Dr Murphy is very kind and shows he cares for his patients.
dr Murphy was wonderful. he took time to explain each issue I was concerned w and made me feel vey comfortable
Dr Murphy has been outstanding in attentiveness and ability to correct the problem
Time with Dr. Murphy was excellent.
Dr Murphy has seen me over the last 15 years since I had orbital cellulitis .He saved my life. He is exceptional as a physician.
experience was excellent
I would recommend Dr. Michael Murphy to all my family members & friend in my condition his not giving up on me patiently trying to find solutions to cure my headaches that didn't go away keep reappearing .
Dr Murphy is amazing
We recommend Dr. Murphy and his team often. They are great!
fabulous experience. I am a physician as well, and I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my care. Dr.Murphy and Jeannie were fantastic!!
dr Murphy was thorough and clear.
Dr Murphy is a very detailed, caring doc
outstanding and informative on all aspects of condition and resolution steps
it's no question asked I would recommend Dr. Michael Murphy to everyone .
Doctor Murphy could not have been better in context of care, concern and explanation of intended treatment
very caring physician.
already referred my husband
Really like Dr. Murphy
v good experience
Dr Murphy is great- knowledge and courteous
Thanks to Dr. Murphy for his caring and for being a good listener.
Dr. Murphy is excellent
Dr Murphy addressed my immediate and tangential concerns with a very thorough exam and by answering several questions so that I felt reasonably well informed.
Outstanding doctor.
I really do not care too much for physicians, however I was very impressed with this physician.
excellent
Doctor explained everything very well and took the time to answer my questions
Glad to find this office for my ongoing care
Great doctor. 2x plans everything - also good listener.
Dr, Murphy is very personable and caring. He takes time to fully explain the diagnosis, treatment options and any questions asked.
Dr Murphy was excellent.
Wouldn't let me interrupt him for questions which, if I can't get an answer right away, I will forget if I have to wait for later.
my husband so impressed that he made an appointment with him and I have recommended him to others.
For the first time, I felt hurried by this doctor. He may have had a backlog of patients or otherwise was short on time, but he seemed a bit dismissive with my problem that I have had a long time and am trying to solve. Constant post nasal drip may be a difficult problem, too. Maybe there just aren't a lot of good solutions. He did tell me to contact his office if the present
Dr Murphy seemed very rushed and not very warm or sympathetic. I have been to him 2 times before, I will not go again.
my Doctor is very knowledgeable about my hearing problems, kind, compassionate and he explained my problem in easily understood terms.
Dr. Murphy was responsive to my questions and provided excellent care
He explained what was going on with my hearing & gave me options on how to approach dealing with it. Very pleased & open approach.
As always professional and concerned for my illness.
I had a good experience and will continue using your services when necessary.
Dr. Murphy was great! Gracious and attentive and helpful and listened. Also, described a plan to deal with my situation.
my appointment went smoothly and I was very well informed!!!
explained my issue in terms that I could understandinstructed me in detail what I needed to do now and what to do in the time frame if I needed more help
Excellent doctor and feel very comfortable with him.
Dr. Murphy is an extremely compassionate and thorough doctor who explains everything he is doing and makes sure I understand my condition.
Excellent explanations of what was wrong with my nose and easy details on how to treat the problem.
Dr. Murphy was professional, helpful, listened well and communicated clearly.
I have a large number of friends who are always looking for a specialist. I recommend Dr. Murphy when they are seeking an ENT.
talks too much and too fast...otherwise OK...
very good experience
Very kind and efficient.
Most comfortable with the doctor.
very good
Excellent experience.
Very happy with Dr. Murphy
I felt very a ease with Dr. Murphy. I would recommend Dr. Murphy to any of my friends and family.
Dr Murphy is the BEST!!!
Dr. Murphy was very responsive, prescribed effective treatment and personally followed up with a phone call to discuss test results and check on my progress. Thankful for such great health care!
Dr. Murphy listens and is thoughtful - he treats me like an individual not simply one more patient to get through.
Dr Murphy is excellent! would recommend him to anyone but warn them of the office staff
Dr Murphy was very thorough, his explanations were helpful & plan of action has been effective.
Dr. Murphy is excellent. Spent the entire visit taking care of me and not pounding on a lap top.
Dr. appeared prepared in his plan and explained it very clearly to me. Emphasized parts I might overlook - his explanation was better than the Rx enclosure with nasal inhaler!
Once I got to see the dr. he was excellent.
The doctor was very friendly, introduced himself, but I had been his patient previously and he did not remember me. It had been 3 years since I had seen him. He had not reviewed my chart before coming in. He had referred me to Stanford for a cochlear implant and did not ask about the procedure.
Obviously, an extremely competent physician, but ALSO, a nice person.
Dr. Murphy is an amazing Doctor! He saved the day again!
Dr Murphy is easy to talk to, and easy to understand. He shared date collected from the CPAP chips we brought in.The info was helpful and reassuring
Dr. Murphy was very informative and knowledgeable about inspire the therapy for sleep apnea. I found him to be kind and caring.
Dr. was thorough. Very good about explaining.
Dr Murphy was very thorough and provided explanations and thoughts on next steps.
Freaking outstanding!
My care provider was Michael Murphy. I have been seeing him for a number of years and have a good deal of confidence in him.
Dr.Murphy was very professional and I am so happy to have found him for my care.
What don't you understand about Great!
Best specialist I have ever seen.
I have been a patient of Dr. Murphy for several years and he has treated me for different issues. He always takes the time to discuss things and I have been very happy with the treatment I have received.
Dr. Michael Murphy is excellent and I am so grateful to have him as my new doctor!!!!
He is very knowledgeable and explained everything very clearly. His manner was very comforting too.
he saved my eye sight!!!! he rocks!!!
Dr Murphy has good bedside manners
Dr. Murphy was by far the most attentive ENT I've dealt with. He thoroughly tested me and explained what was going on.
Dr. Murphy is outstanding. Professional and personable
excellent!
provider answered my email after the visit in a timely manner and answered my question. great service.
I am fortunate to have Dr Murphy as my ENT doctor
Good.
Excellent.
Dr. Murphy is excellent!!
Very good and helpful experience. The procedure that was performed has worked!
Dr Murphy was very thorough in explaining all of the issues pertaining to sleep apnea.
Dr. Murphy was excellent cured my vertigo. I was still seen even though I transposed my appointment time and ran nearly 16 minutes late. Thank you!
Dr. Murphy is very thoughtful and thorough. You can truly feel his caring nature!
Dr Murphy is amazing! if he haddn't fixed the (nosebleed) problem my son had we would DEFINITELY be back and absolutely will return for any other future issues our family may have
Dr. Murphy is excellent
very satisfied with all services rendered .
The doctor was excellent and my primary care physician was able to get an appointment for me immediately. I had sudden hearing loss in my left ear and required immediate treatment. As a result of starting me on an steroid I regained my hearing in 3 days.
All good. No bad.
Dr. Murphy took a lot of time examining me, explaining things to me, and answering all of my questions. Dr. Murphy is one of the nicest doctors I have/have had. If the scale above included a 6 - Excellent, I would have checked those. He and I talked about the cost of medical school and the debt that doctors start their careers. Just as we thank our military for their service, I thank doctors like Murphy for his.
Dr. Murphy was reassuring and spent the time needed to explain my situation.
love Dr. Murphy. 1st visit and I think he is great
Excellent.
Dr. Murphy's response to being told he was 38 minutes behind the appointment time: "I'm here now & thank plenty of time."
Dr. Murphy needs to dress more professionally. He wore a plaid shirt and his shoes were brown suede which were worn and scuffed. He was friendly and knowledgable but his unprofessional appearance made me uncomfortable and led to a lack of confidence in his diagnosis and recommendstions.
Dr. Murphy is very informative with my concerns and very friendly.
Dr. Murphy is the only ENT I have. I get respiratory infections easily and he always takes care of it.
Great provider
Dr. Murphy is an excellent 5-STAR doctor!
good as always
Dr. Murphy & his staff are the best medical professionals I have worked with in many, many years - excellent manner, explanations, care & compassion - highly recommend.
Dr. Micheal Murphy is a wonderful physician and very caring! I appreciate his thoroughness and follow through of our discussions!
Dr. Murphy spent a lot of time with me and was very thorough and clear with approach, options, and plans.
An excellent doctor and a very friendly person.
I never got the feeling that the doctor was thinking: "Let me get this dude out of here", "I've got another patient waiting". The doctor took his time and explained everything to me in great length .
I have recommended Dr. Murphy to several of my friends and colleagues in the past and a couple have said the same thing about the office staff.
Dr. Murphy is awesome.
Doctor Murphy is concern about my hearing that makes me feel a trust in his decision.
Dr. Murphy is an outstanding physician.
Very comfortable experience.
The physician raised through my appointment, probably because he was 50 minutes late. Very inappropriate ...
good
Dr. Murphy is our ENT. We are very happy with him. He is very dedicated. He is patient and understanding and most of all knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of his service. We are very pleased to have him as our doctor.
Excellent doctor.
very pleased by doctor and staff. Very professional with minimal waits and explanation if a wait.
Dr. Murphy was extremely helpful, patient, and understanding. He also used a great analogy to convey somewhat complex medical information about my ear in an easy-to-understand manner, without patronizing me while doing so. Thanks.
excellent
Dr. Murphy is great, he scores very high in all areas. We have complete confidence in his abilities as a Doctor and really appreciate his personality, friendliness and over all approach to taking care of us.
Excellent experience. I won't hesitate to see Dr. Murphy in the future should I need to.
I was very impressed by Dr. Murphy, his attention, knowledge, and friendliness.
Great doc!
provider did not clean hands, touched instruments with bare hands, no gloves at all
Courteous, professional and efficient service
Docs don't get any better than Mike Murphy! Did a first rate job for me.
Very happy because the treatment is more effective than I expected.
Dr. Murphy is great and friendly. Thank you DOCTOR.
Dr. Murphy was recommended to me and I was very impressed with the care he gave me.
Dr. Murphy was very articulate at my level, very engaged with my need and expertily got to the critical issues I am dealing with.
Dr Murphy was AMAZING!!!! He listened, explained things clearly, and followed up.
dr Murphy is great
Dr. Murphy is an excellent doctor. he spends all the time necessary to treat you.
Dr Michael Murphy is an amazing ENT specialist. He did an outstanding job talking care of my health issue, addressing all my questions and most importantly taking the right decisions/actions to improve my health. He is a best in class physician in your practice.
Good and Dr. Murphy is very kind and personable.
Dr. Michael P. Murphy has done and outstanding job in addressing my health issue. He took alll the time to cover all my questions. Extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and professional care provider. He is a star performer across the board.
Dr. Murphy has always been attentive & practical.
My third visit with the doctor in 3 years. Asked doctor for copy of report for this visit, and was provided within 5 minutes Asked doctor to post visit report to Myhealth account, and was provided Forgot doctor's instruction of out-of-counter gel to use, called the office same day of visit and received the info for nurse Very pleasant visit
He was exceptional at listening to my concerns - testing while I was there and recommending the steps needed to solve my problem.
Dr Murphy is an excellent physician. Great bedside manner
excellent
dr Michael Murphy was wonderful and very caring to my problem . He was highly recommended by my John Muir primary care physician, Dr Mary Sears. Cardiologist is also a Stanford physician. in fact I prefer all my specialists from the Stanford Health System.
It's a long wait to see him, but Dr. Murphy is worth it!!
Dr. is wonderful -
Mike Murphy was extraordinary. I've never been so favorably impressed. VERY good experience.
Dr. Murphy is the best. Helpful, listens, has ideas & help his patients.
Dr. Murphy is an excellent specialist, I have a lot of confidence in his expertise.
Dr. Murphy is a very straightforward individual who explains details very thoroughly. I truly appreciate this.
My problem is a bit unusual and I like that Dr. Murphy is not just dismissive and seems to want to get to the root of the issue.
Have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Murphy. He has still not been able to diagnose me with full confidence, but has taken necessary steps for me to meet with other doctors as well.
He's an excellent doctor.
Already referred Dr. Murphy to several people in need of a ENT MD.
Very satisfied w/Dr. & the concern he showed.
Great - kind - compassionate. Understanding & always makes himself available for problems.
There was a lot to be discussed about the process, results of the examination, and potential next steps. It would have been helpful to have received a copy of the notes he sent to my internist. However, I found Dr. Murphy to be very warm, concerned, and interested in my comfort level and understanding of his findings.
Dr. Michael Murphy is wonderful! He was professional, courteous, and pleasant. He treated me with great respect and answered all my questions thoroughly and clearly. I will absolutely recommend him to others.
Dr. Murphy was excellent technically and very friendly
Dr. Murphy was wonderful regarding every aspect of my situation. He is a fantastic physician.
Dr. Murphy called me the next day to see how I was doing.
Dr. Murphy is bright, professional, interested, covers everything and gives me excellent guidelines and confidence to resolve my issue.
My daughter is developmentally disabled & Dr. Murphy could not have been more calming and patient.
very well discussed and treated.
Dr. Murphy correctly diagnosed my condition.
Dr. Murphy referred me to Jeanne Roder who has been most helpful.

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