Kevin Murphy, MD

Kevin Murphy, MD

Professor and Vice-Chair
Central Nervous System (Brain) Tumors
Pediatrics Cancers
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Brain)

Contact Information

Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive, #0843
La Jolla, CA 92093-0843

UCSD Radiation Oncology North County – Encinitas
Multi-Specialty Clinic
1200 Garden View Road, Suite 210
Encinitas, CA 92024



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), Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery. He is a frequent invited speaker on these technologies at national and international seminars.

Dr. Murphy serves as the Chief of the UCSD Pediatric Radiation Oncology Service and is an active member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a national cooperative group focusing on the treatment of pediatric cancers. Dr. Murphy is a regional resource and primary radiation oncologist for Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego.

Recent interview on KUSI - TV