About Dr. Murphy
Kevin Murphy, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in treating tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), or brain and spinal cord. Dr. Murphy founded the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at UCSD in 2005. His expertise includes using novel technologies such as frameless stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity modulated stereotactic radiosurgery (IM-SRS) and hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery to treat brain tumors in both adults and children.
Dr. Murphy has co-authored several book chapters and many abstracts and peer-reviewed articles on behalf of UCSD. His work has appeared in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Translational Cancer Research, and Practical Radiation Oncology, among others. He is a frequent speaker at both national and international medical conferences, having over 100 invited lectures in 23 countries.
More recently, Dr. Murphy founded PeakLogic, a medical software company and MindSet Treatment Center, both based in San Diego. He has gained wide expertise over the last 5 years in the emerging field of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and has created a proprietary, personalized approach to rTMS treatment termed PrTMS®. Dr. Murphy uses PrTMS® at MindSet and is well regarded by Navy SEAL’s, veterans, and pro athletes who have an interest in maintaining high-level human performance.
Kevin Murphy, MD is also collaborating with outside organizations on clinical studies to earn 3rd party validation for the effect of PrTMS® on mood, stress, sleep, focus, reaction time, and other neuro-cognitive and human performance metrics.
Kevin Murphy, MD received his bachelor’s in science from University of Notre Dame and a master’s in neurophysiology from Purdue University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his radiation oncology residency at University of Chicago School of Medicine.
Dr. Murphy is a proud US Navy veteran serving as an engineering officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.