Dr. Douglas Murphy, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 68
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Dr. Douglas Murphy, MD
Dr. Douglas Murphy, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 200

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 778-7200

Dr. Douglas Murphy, MD

Dr. Douglas Murphy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "Performing the right procedure for the patient. Continuining to increase our knowledge concerning technology in providing superior patient care with state of the art techniques and equipment."
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Middlebury College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Emory University Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of PA, Schools of Medicine, Lawrence Sanders Prize, 1975
  • Samson Thoracic Society Resident Prize for Manuscript, Presented 8th Meeting, 1982
  • Middlebury College Charles Dana Scholarship High Honors in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian, 1971
  • The Wassie Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000 grant award (Clinical Research in Cardiac Surgery),
  • University of PA, Schools of Medicine, Charles A. Oliver Prize, 1975
  • University of PA, Schools of Medicine, Dr. Morris Ginsberg Prize, 1975
Media & Publications

Dr. Murphy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
4.6
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Murphy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Weaverville, NC |
Dr Murphy is absolutely THE BEST! He performed robotic mitral valve repair in July, 2015 and no more shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nor dizziness when standing. Folks, DO NOT hesitate to allow Dr Murphy to perform his life-saving procedure on you. You will find no better a surgeon nor bedside manner than this man! I drove to him from Asheville, NC. On my feet in 2 weeks with no restrictions. CAUTION! Walk post op or blood clots can set in and I didn't do that enough and they did.
Panama City, FL |
I am a recently retired MD in FL who had mitral annuloplasty and Afib cryoablation by Dr. Murphy in December 2010 with so far perfect outcome. No more paroxysmal afib and heart size returned to normal post op with normal function. Dr. Murphy is God-sent and made a huge difference in my life quality and expectancy!
in Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Murphy conducted robotic surgery to repair my Mitral valve in 2011. I am pleased to say that I have no limitations, enjoy weightlifting, backpacking (15 miles a day average during trips), and bicycling. I am eternally grateful for his skill and ability to keep me relaxed about the procedure when I was prepping for treatment. Thank you Dr. Murphy!
in League city tx |
Had robotic asd repair and he was awesome! The hospital at Emory was awesome! Had wonderful treatment all around!
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Dr. Murphy accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Murphy has admitting privileges

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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