About Me

Michael P. Murphy, MD, MPH is trained as a physician of sleep medicine and as an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon. He is one of only 275 physicians in the United States who is double board-certified in these two fields. This dual certification enables him to treat sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep-related conditions, providing a full range of treatment options. He is able to perform the Inspire surgery for patients with sleep apnea who have not tolerated other treatments.

Dr. Murphy’s practice is part of the Stanford Health Care system, located in a community in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has practiced since 2002. His medical practice encompasses a full range of care for patients of all ages, from young children to adults and seniors. He is a dedicated physician, and his success is reflected in service to more than 6,000 patients over the past three years alone. His commitment to quality patient care is reflected in 220 grateful testimonials and almost 900 upvotes on the Stanford Health Care website.

Dr. Murphy obtained his medical degree with distinction in research from St. Louis University Medical School, was top of his class, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He did his residency in otolaryngology - head & neck surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, spent two additional years as an NIH Research Fellow, earned a competitive otolaryngology research grant from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and completed a master’s degree in public health.