Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kieran Murphy

ICHAMS is proud to announce our second keynote speaker – Dr. Kieran Murphy. Dr. Murphy will be joining Dr. Aiken at ICHAMS 2014!


Kieran P. J. Murphy, MD, FRCPC, FSIR  is Vice Chair and Director of Research and Professor of Neurointerventional Radiology in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He is the co-author of Image-Guided Interventions, 2nd Edition.

Dr. Murphy graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1986. During his six years in medical school he spent time overseas developing primary health care projects with Tibetan refugees with whom he still maintains involvement. He initially pursued the surgical pathway with a primary fellowship and BSc in anatomy, but then became interested in medical innovation and moved to the United States. Dr. Murphy completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Albany Medical Center, NY, a fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.  He was then recruited by Johns Hopkins University to lead the division of Interventional Neuroradiology.

While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Murphy filed 60 patents on new medical devices, pioneering new routes, techniques and approaches to complex spine and neurovascular and CSF pathologies. His devices are used 60,000 a year worldwide. His current focus is on spine augmentation radiofrequency ablation of bone mets, ozone in disk herniation, anti-oxidant use in radiation injury reduction, and hydrocephalus detection.

Dr. Murphy has authored over 135 peer reviewed publications, published several textbooks, and mentored over 50 residents and fellows. He has started six medical device companies, two in France and four in the United States. He is scientific chair of the annual Society of Interventional Radiology meeting. His hobbies include medical device development, race car driving and taking things apart.

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