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Barbara A. Murphy MD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Head and Neck Research Program, and Director, Pain and Symptom Management Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Palliative Care
  • Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers



  • Doctor of Medicine - Wake Forest University, 1987
  • Internship - Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, 1988
  • Residency - Greenwich Hospital, Yale University, 1990
  • Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1992

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Patient Comments

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Dr. Murphy is amazing. Knowledgeable, thorough, patient, and never judgemental. Regardless of what my situation is, I always leave Dr. Murphy feeling optimistic, hopeful and with a plan. My questions & concerns are always heard, acknowledged and addressed. She explains all my options in a vocabulary that I can understand and respects my decisions. I feel she is not just there to fix a problem, but heal me as person. I could not be more pleased with the level of care she provides
May 17, 2024
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She is so great
May 3, 2024
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Always making sure you understand why she is changing things she teats me like I am the only patient she has
April 29, 2024
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April 28, 2024
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Just cannot say enough good about my interactions with Vanderbilt employees. All very courteous and polite.
April 12, 2024
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Dr. Murphy is terrific
April 5, 2024
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I'm 68 years young and Doctor Barbara Murphy is by far the best doctor I've ever had.
March 4, 2024
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I have recommended many people to Dr Murphy and would do so for anyone needing her assistance. I trusted her with my life and would do so again if I had too.
March 4, 2024
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Very good experience!
February 26, 2024
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