Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Dalhousie University School of Medicine where he specialized in Radiology. Following Post Doctoral training at Washington University in St Louis Missouri Dr. Murphy joined the Radiology Department of the Halifax Infirmary in 1988.

During his tenure at the Halifax Infirmary Dr. Murphy served as Department Head of Radiology and later as Associate Head of Department of Radiology at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre. In 2002 Dr. Murphy became Medical Director of Canadian Diagnostic Centres (now HealthView MRI) in Halifax,Nova Scotia.