About Dr. Robert P Murphy MD

Dr. Robert P Murphy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with other offices in Chevy Chase, MD and Fairfax, VA (and 1 other location). He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. He speaks English.

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2 Ratings

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Dr. Robert P Murphy has 4 locations

3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1540
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
get directions Retina Group of Washington
8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 300
Fairfax, VA 22031
get directions Frank Anthony Spellman Md
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste 200
Washington, DC 20003


Dr. Robert P Murphy has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Robert P Murphy has the following 11 expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Vision Issues
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Pain
  • Blindness
  • Retina Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration

Board Certifications

Dr. Robert P Murphy is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1969

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin


  • Dr. Robert P Murphy Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Robert P Murphy

Following his graduation from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Dr. Murphy attended Northwestern University Medical School where he earned a Doctor of Medicine degree. His post-doctoral training went on to include an internship at Milwaukee County General Hospital, a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine, and a residency in Ophthalmology at Stanford University Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins’ Retinal Vascular Center and Vitreo-Retinal Service. He also served as a Captain in the Medical Corps following his internship. Dr. Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has served on more than 20 domestic and international committees and boards and belongs to more than a dozen professional societies and organizations. A frequent contributor to the scientific body of knowledge through his own writings and reviews, Dr. Murphy has also been very active in research. He has served as a scientific journal reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Retina and The American Journal of Ophthalmology, and is on the editorial board of Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology. His considerable body of work includes more than a dozen grants and contracts from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Murphy has edited three books, been published in “Letters to the Editor” in multiple scientific journals, co-authored a teaching module, produced 10 audiovisual presentations and made over 150 contributions to scientific publications. He has been honored throughout his career, having received a Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and appeared in Who’s Who in Medicine.

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