Dr. Stephen Murphy, MD

Dr. Stephen Murphy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stephen Murphy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

125 Parker Hill Ave

Boston, MA 02120

Contact Information

(617) 232-3040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Children's Hospital Boston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Harvard Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Murphy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

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Dr. Murphy's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Murphy replaced my right hip in 2010. He’s replacing my left hip in April of 2018. I’m returning to him because my surgery by him was so successful. His patented minimally invasive approach meant a quick and uneventful recovery. My physical therapists marveled at how fast I recovered. The entire...more
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in Barre, MA
To make it brief. I've had 2 hip replacements. One 8 years ago by another surgeon. This hip that Dr. Murphy replaced at an extra cost, has given me more problems than the previous hip replacement. I continue to have pain in hip, thigh, buttock and knee. Dr. Murphy seems to care little about...more
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in Marlboro, MA
Dr Murphy is an amazing surgeon. He replaced my hip with his minamally invasive surgery using instruments he has designed and has at least 20 patents on them. I swear God flows into his hands during surgery. My first hip replacement elsewhere was a nightmare. Dr Murphys was a miracle. That same...more
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in Framingham, MA
I have had both my hips replaced by Dr. Murphy. My husband had a very, very difficult hip replacement. When he needed the other done he was fortunate enough to hear of Dr. Murphy and his least invasive hip replacement surgery. His second surgery with Dr. Murphy was so well done and his recovery...more
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in Methuen, MA
Long wait times for office visits and scheduling. He's a very capable surgeon but is aloof and not easy to talk to. I had 2 total knee replacements with an excellent result on both knees. If he were more personable, I would give him a higher recommendation.
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