Dr. Edward Murphy, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
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Dr. Edward Murphy, MD
Dr. Edward Murphy, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with CHI St. Lukes Patient Medical Center, Saint Joseph Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital .

Main office, Texas Medical Center

6550 Fannin St Ste 2323

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 795-4300

Dr. Edward Murphy, MD

Dr. Edward Murphy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Murphy

Care Philosophy

As a Neurological Surgeon, I believe in a minimally invasive approach to surgery to prevent excessive blood loss and to promote fast healing and recovery. To perform the least amount of surgery with the most improvement. More information on my background can be found at www.murphymd.com
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Dr. Murphy's Experience

Dr. Murphy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • National Hospital For Nervous Disorders, London, England
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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
based on 35 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Murphy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Murphy has been treating myself and members of my family for over 35 years for various conditions. Simply put, he is the best!!! He has wonderful bedside manner, he goes out of his way to listen to you, and explain things in a way that is easy to understand! He takes his time with you in the exam room and he is never in a hurry nor does he make you feel rushed or anything like that! He is a caring person and he cares about the person and not just the condition! I HIGHLY recommend him!!!!!!
My adult daughter went to Dr. Murphy due to high pressure headaches from her VP shunt malfunctioning. He spent less than five minutes with her, said come back in 1-2 weeks and he'd order a CT, but his staff person couldn't order it for another week due to being at his other office. We went to the E.R., got a new doctor, learned her IC pressure was very high, and her shunt tubing had disconnected. She had surgery to replace it. His flippancy and lack of attention to her condition were appalling.
in Cheyenne, WY |
Dr Murphy has performed surgery on my lower back and has helped me manage my back pain and muscle spasms throughout the years with kindness, compassion, understanding, unsurpassed knowledge and professionalism. I recommend him to all my family and friends for neurological surgery evaluation and care needs.
in Houston, TX. |
Had C 3,4,5,6, laminectomy. On recovery he stated false information in closing 10 years off when I quit smoking. Office visit I explained I had pain, weakness, and numbness at and below elbow. Pain in shoulder. Dr. Murphy stated " that's not my problem". Office visit again, I told PA I HAD SERIOUS ISSUES AT MY SHOULDERS DOWN TO FINGERS. I explained to PA that DR. Murphy had already told me it's not his problem. So when Dr. Murphy came into exam room I was already aware I was not to tell him
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Murphy is a well known and respected neurosurgeon who excels at what he does! He is very thorough, very detailed, a wonderful listener, and he possesses wonderful bedside manner! Be prepared to wait when you go for your appointment, but speaking for myself, I would much rather wait and receive great care/treatment by someone like him than go to someone else less reliable that does not care about their patients like Dr. Murphy does! I highly recommend Dr. Murphy to anyone!!!
Houston, TX |
Dr. Murphy does not communicate well at all with his patients and you feel rushed during the appointment. I would not recommend Dr. Murphy
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Dr. Murphy accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid HMO
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare POS
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Murphy has admitting privileges

CHI St. Lukes Patient Medical Center
4600 E Sam Houston Pkwy S
Pasadena, TX 77505
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Saint Joseph Medical Center
1401 St Joseph Pkwy
Houston, TX 77002
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