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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Pain Management - Medicine and Addiction Medicine

Specialty Focus: Chronic pain, Pain Management, addiction, opioids, substance abuse, Suboxone, MAT, prescribing, controlled substance, DEA, medical board, regulations, Kentucky, Indiana

Education: MD, University of Louisville ; Master of Medical Management, University of Southern California; BA (English), Westminster College

Years in Practice: 38

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 5


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James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is President-elect of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Pain Task Force. Dr. Murphy is founder and CEO of Murphy Pain Center, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In addition he serves gratis as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Murphy’s credentials are unparalleled: board certifications in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology and Preventive Medicine/Addiction. He has earned the distinction of Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine. His Pain Management fellowship was at Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic, where he also served on the faculty of the Mayo Medical School. He earned a Master of Medical Management from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. In recognition of his stalwart advocacy for universal access to quality healthcare, Dr. Murphy was awarded the prestigious Mayday Fellowship in Washington, DC. Dr. Murphy has created educational programs recognized by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Nationwide he has given presentations in concert with government regulators, law enforcement, physician groups, and various community organizations. His work has been featured in a diversity of media ranging from medical journals, magazines and newspapers to television, Internet sites and social media. A former Commander in United States Navy, Dr. Murphy served our nation as a decorated Naval Flight Surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. His overseas volunteering has included numerous surgical missions as an anesthesiologist with the Operation Smile.