Kevin T. Murphy, M.D

Kevin T. Murphy, M.D | cCARE


Radiation Oncology

Neurological Oncology


Education: M.D., University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency: University of Chicago Medicine, Radiation Oncology

Internship: MacNeal Hospital

About Dr. Kevin T. Murphy

Board-certified radiation oncologist Kevin T. Murphy, MD was born and raised in San Diego, California. Dr. Murphy graduated from Notre Dame in 1989 with a BS in Biological Sciences and a second major in Philosophy. Following graduation, Dr. Murphy served in the United States Navy as an Engineering Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger. He then received his MS in Neurophysiology from Purdue University and his MD from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

Following medical school, Dr. Murphy completed his Radiation Oncology Residency in the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago. In May 2005, he was recruited to the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Dr. Murphy's clinical and research interests focus on the application of a number of novel technologies in the treatment of brain tumors in both adults and children: Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Intensity Modulated Stereotactic Radiosurgery (IM-SRS), and Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery. He is frequently invited to speak on these technologies at national and international seminars.

Co-author of several book chapters and many abstracts and peer-reviewed articles, 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.


"I can’t praise the team at this location enough, they were nothing short of amazing! From the very first time that my family and I walked into cCARE seeking any available assistance with my condition, we easily realized that we were in the best of hands! The sheer confidence of the attending physician, Dr. Kevin Murphy, permeates through the office to each and every member of this incredible team. Not once did I feel as though my procedure was with questionable outcome, I knew that I was getting the very best care available, and the best viable option to a recovery. And I wasn’t disappointed! My treatments just ended last Thursday, but I feel ever so comfortable expecting a great outcome! And it’s due to this entire team! You know that an organization is doing things right when everything about your treatments go almost exactly as previously planned, and the happiness and satisfaction experienced by cCARE patients is so easily visible when simply awaiting your scheduled treatment in one of their waiting areas. Every patient like myself, many with family by their side, conversed and displayed mutual empathy and compassion for each other as we all awaited our scheduled treatments. Every conversation with the entire group that I had the pleasure of meeting during my weeks of treatments had nothing but the greatest things to say about cCARE. I could go on further but I will stop here with this final declaration – Thank you for everything that the cCARE team did for me, and for my family, and also realize how much we appreciate having you around to assist these other awesome folks in our community that need your professionalism and compassion as well!

– David G.