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Barbara A Murphy, MD


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

4.8 4.8 241 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

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

Board Certificates

Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000


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


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
2220 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
There is nothing new to help me she said. Swallowing & phlegm in mouth & throat & nothing new.
Patient | February 21, 2017

Everyone courteous and very nice.
Patient | February 9, 2017

Patient | January 27, 2017

Patient | January 9, 2017

Dr. Murphy was the 3rd & last doc we saw that day and she was awesome! She cut right to the point. We love her!
Patient | January 9, 2017

These people are awesome. Dr. Murphy is the best dr. I've ever had!! I'm 63 and have seen a lot of doctors! Allison Walker NP is also awesome! #10. Excellent.
Patient | December 29, 2016

Dr. Murphy is always a joy while he very professional.
Patient | December 16, 2016

Dr. Murphy is the best.
Patient | December 14, 2016

Dr. Murphy is the finest and most professional doctor I have ever had... and I have had numerous!
Patient | November 18, 2016

I have been seeing Dr. Murphy for 12 years. She and her staff take excellent care of me - she is a wonderful person and physician.
Patient | October 13, 2016

Dr. Murphy is straight forward and ALWAYS upbeat. We love her!
Patient | September 27, 2016

I respect Dr. Murphy and her medical opinions/diagnosis greatly. I always look forward to receiving my hug!
Patient | September 7, 2016

all good
Patient | August 30, 2016

Dr. Murphy is a very highly professional doctor, wonderful personality.
Patient | August 30, 2016

Patient | August 29, 2016

Dr.Murphy and the nurse have always listened to me and answer any questions.
Patient | August 23, 2016

Dr. Murphy is an excellent doctor and I owe her my life - She saved me -
Patient | August 11, 2016

The best I could hope and pray for!!! Also gives me a caring - hug.
Patient | August 9, 2016

I just wish there were two of Dr. Murphy!
Patient | July 18, 2016

Great communication wonderful attitude.
Patient | June 22, 2016

These people are awesome. Dr. Murphy is one of the best drs. I've ever dealt with and so are her assistants!!
Patient | June 20, 2016

Dr. Barbara Murphy is outstanding, caring and highly recommended. I just love her!
Patient | June 16, 2016

Dr. Murphy saved my life. She is an excellent doctor and I always receive the best care in her hands. Not only is she an excellent physician, but a wonderful and caring person.
Patient | June 15, 2016

This C provider handled my cancer treatment for my cancer several years before this last diagnosis and cured my both times. She has always shown great concern and kept me well.
Patient | June 14, 2016

A wonder full lady.
Patient | June 1, 2016

I can't explain how much I love & admire Dr. Murphy, but I understand, they have soo many patients to see.
Patient | May 9, 2016

great staff at Vanderbilt
Patient | April 27, 2016

Great! Great! Great!
Patient | February 23, 2016

We love Dr. Murphy. She was always professional but showed such compassion... unusual for a doctor!
Patient | February 22, 2016

Dr. Murphy and the staff at Vanderbilt saved my life.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Dr. Murphy and her team are a God send.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Love Dr. Murphy she always spends time with me, talking about my health and my concerns. This has been a very hard thing to go through but Dr. Murphy has made it all so _____.
Patient | February 12, 2016

All experiences have been great.
Patient | January 19, 2016

for me, but never came back & sent in a social worker.
Patient | January 8, 2016

Dr Murphy and her Assistant spent an extraordinary amount of time with us explaining everything we needed to know about my treatment.
Patient | January 2, 2016