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Dr. James Murphy is a board-certified fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist with a special interest in laser-assisted and refractive cataract surgery with advanced lens implants as well as interventional, laser, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) techniques, often combining these two disciplines for the best outcomes. Dr. Murphy has extensive experience in cataract surgery, a wide array of new lens implant options for all types of patients, complex cataract surgeries, and a wide array of glaucoma implants, laser treatments, and surgical. He works with companies in the ophthalmic surgery and pharmacology space developing new surgical instruments, devices, implants, and treatment protocols for the advancement of surgical glaucoma care.
Dr. Murphy was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He received dual undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish Linguistics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a varsity letter in Men’s Rowing. He volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Oaxaca in Mexico during a year abroad before continuing his medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. While attending medical school, he worked to improve and strengthen the medical Spanish education curriculum and organized medical missions to Central America. He then moved from Wisconsin to Brooklyn, NY to complete his residency in ophthalmology at The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Murphy made the decision to pursue subspecialty training based on the international patient populations he served in Brooklyn and abroad on missions, so he went on to complete a fellowship in glaucoma and complex anterior segment surgery at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Murphy has since worked in the Tristate area from New York City to Westchester to Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.
Dr. Murphy is a diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the New York Glaucoma Society, and the Connecticut Glaucoma Society. He has presented clinical research at international conferences focused on new surgical techniques in glaucoma. Dr. Murphy has a strong interest in international medicine and global initiatives in early glaucoma detection, and the emerging role of telemedicine in ophthalmology and early detection of eye disease. Dr. Murphy is fluent in English and Spanish and continues his involvement in collaborative international ophthalmology.
Like a true Wisconsinite, Dr. Murphy enjoys many outdoor activities, including skiing, kayaking, camping, and golf.
“I look very much forward to serving the eye care needs of the community to the best of my ability. I welcome the opportunity to know my patients on a professional and personal level and encourage them to bring friends and family into the office to meet me, because sometimes medical decisions are made with the help of those who support and care for you. Involvement of my patients’ social support is an important aspect of the compassionate, thoughtful care I strive to deliver.”
Practice website: www.jamestmurphymd.com