Mr. Thomas Murphy is a Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in minimaly-invasive oesophago-gastric surgery at Mercy University Hospital (MUH). He is the regional national cancer control programme lead for oesophago-gastric malignancy, associate director of oesophageal studies at MUH, clinical lecturer with University College Cork (UCC) and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).
Mr. Murphy finished basic surgical training in Dublin in 2001 and then completed a two-year research fellowship in the Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA and was awarded a medical doctorate in 2005. After graduating from the Irish Higher Surgical Training Programme in 2008, he completed two post-graduate clinical fellowships in foregut surgery: (i) in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, United Kingdom and (ii) in the Department of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA. He was awarded the Dr. Richard Stevens' Travelling Scholarship and the Ainsworth Travelling Scholarship in 2009 for his clinical fellowship in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Murphy has published in over 40 international peer-reviewed journals.
Mr. Murphy was appointed to Mercy University Hospital in 2011. Since his appointment to MUH, he has established a minimally-invasive foregut programme for the treatment of foregut malignancy and provides a tertiary referral service for the treatment of complex benign and malignant disease of the foregut for the Munster region. The unit is the only one in the country that performs both minimally-invasive oesophagectomy and gastrectomy.
His other clinical special interests include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the foregut, oesophageal physiology in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and oesophageal motility disorders, and the endoscopic treatment of premalignant conditions of the oesophagus and stomach.