Dr. Robert Murphy, MD

Dr. Robert Murphy, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
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Dr. Robert Murphy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 300

Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Murphy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 98% of peers
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
normal
more than 80% of peers
Retina Diseases
normal
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Murphy's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Murphy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "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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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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2  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • St Louis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Milwaukee Co Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Stanford Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Wilmer Institute Johns Hopkins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Murphy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Murphy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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