Edward C. Murphy, MD, PA, is a distinguished neurological surgeon, treating patients at his private practice in Texas Medical Center, located in Houston and Pasadena, Texas. As a neurological surgeon, Dr. Murphy specializes in treating herniated discs, peripheral nerve disorders, thoracic outlet syndrome, lower back pain, neck pain, and tumors.
Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, then completed graduate studies at Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Institute in Evanston, Illinois.
After completing his medical degree at Northwestern University, Dr. Murphy received his internship training at NorthShore University HealthSystem, previously Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He completed his postgraduate fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England, then finished his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery in Houston. Dr. Murphy is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Murphy was commissioned by the United States Army Reserve in 1972. He proudly served as colonel and commander of several army hospitals, including the 114th Evacuation Hospital in Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. He also served as an instructor and course director for the American College of Surgeons, Military Chapter, Advanced Trauma Life Support Program, and the Advanced Burn Life Support Program.
With an ongoing interest in educating future health care professionals, Dr. Murphy has served on the clinical faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He’s currently an adjunct professor at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. He also serves as the associate medical director of Graduate Medical Education at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston.
Dr. Murphy’s passion for community service began at Notre Dame, where he joined a group of students doing informal missionary work in Mexico, an initiative that later turned into the Council for International Lay Apostolate at Notre Dame. He served as the seminary physician for St. Mary’s Seminary, work that led to him being knighted by the approval of the Vatican and becoming a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He continues to stay active in his local church and archdiocese.
Dr. Murphy founded the Texas Medical Misión, an organization working to support the development of the Dos de Mayo National Hospital and free clinics in Lima, Peru, and the surrounding areas. His foundation sponsors surgical residency training programs and exchanges of physicians. They also secure medical and surgical equipment, as well as prescription medication.
He frequently follows his passion, traveling to Lima, Peru, to provide medical care and offering his expertise to neurological surgeons at Dos De Mayo National Hospital. He also enjoys teaching current medical students, those accompanying him on the trips to Peru, and students attending local medical schools there. In 2008, Dr. Murphy received the distinguished Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award from the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association in recognition of his service and humanitarian activities.
Dr. Murphy maintains active membership in numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons. He’s also a member of the Harris County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has served as the director of the Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston Chapter and continues as a working member of the Peruvian Society of Neurosurgery.