Robert P. Murphy, M.D.

Robert P. Murphy, M.D.


Wilmer Eye Institute


Stanford University
"The professional — and personal — 'connections' I have with my patients create long-lasting relationships that continue for many years. I have treated several generations of many Washington families. I am very proud of that."

Following his graduation from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Dr. Murphy attended Northwestern University Medical School where he earned a Doctor of Medicine degree. His post-doctoral training went on to include an internship at Milwaukee County General Hospital, a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine, and a residency in Ophthalmology at Stanford University Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins’ Retinal Vascular Center and Vitreo-Retinal Service and was a professor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, practicing and teaching on the Wilmer faculty for 12 years.

Dr. Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has served on more than 20 domestic and international committees and boards and belongs to more than a dozen professional societies and organizations.

A frequent contributor to the scientific body of knowledge through his own writings and reviews, Dr. Murphy has also been very active in research. He has served as a scientific journal reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Retina and The American Journal of Ophthalmology, and is on the editorial board of Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology. His considerable body of work includes more than a dozen grants and contracts from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Murphy has edited three books, been published in “Letters to the Editor” in multiple scientific journals, co-authored a teaching module, produced 10 audiovisual presentations and made over 150 contributions to scientific publications. He has been honored throughout his career, having received a Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and appeared in Who’s Who in Medicine.

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Chevy Chase, MD, Fairfax, VA,

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