Dr. Kevin Murphy, 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.
More recently, Dr. Murphy has gained notoriety 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 his PrTMS® approach with veterans and atheletes who have an interest in maintaining high-level human performance. Dr. Murphy also is working on the first clinical studies to assess the effect of PrTMS® on sleep, pain, focus, reaction time, mood, and human performance metrics.
Killing Tumors in Kids With Radiosurgery: New Advances
Dr. Kevin Murphy discusses new advances in surgical radiotherapy in children with brain tumors which are both life-saving and less toxic.
UCSD School of Medicine, February 25, 2011