Kieran Murphy

Professor Kieran Murphy MB BAO BCH FRCPC FSIR graduated in 1986 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During his 6 years in Med school he spent time overseas developing primary health care projects with Tibetan refugees with whom he still maintains involvement today.

He initially pursued the surgical pathway with primary Fellowship in Surgery and BSc in Anatomy, before becoming interested in medical innovation and moving to Radiology Residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany Ny. He completed his Radiology residency and Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Interventional Neuroradiology fellowship at University of Geneva. He was then recruited by Johns Hopkins University to lead the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology from 1998 to 2008. During that time he filed 60 patents on new medical devices, pioneering new routes, techniques and approaches to complex spine and neurovascular and CSF pathologies. He has started 8 medical device companies, two in France, 2 in Canada, 4 in the US.

He has authored over 170 peer reviewed publications, published several textbooks and mentored over 100 undergraduate, Masters, and PhD candidates, med students, residents, fellows and staff physicians. He was recruited by University of Toronto and University Health Network in august 2008 as Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology and Deputy Chief of the UHN Dept of Medical Imaging.

He launched and led UHN’s international Health care program, successfully negotiating with the Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi governments. From 2012-2016  he was Director of Clinical Faculty at the Techna Research Institute. He has been heavily involved in developing a culture of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurial behaviour in the Techna and UHN faculty. His devices are used 80,000 a year world wide. His current focus in on spine augmentation, radiofrequency ablation of bone metastatic disease, ozone in disk herniations, anti oxidant use in radiation injury reduction, and global medical education.

His hobbies include medical device development, historic airplanes, race car driving and taking things apart. He was awarded the Society of Interventional Radiology Innovator of the Year award in 2015 and was nominated for the 2016 Manning Innovation award. He received the 2019 American Society of Vascular Interventional Technology award for innovation and mentorship. He is Senior Technology Advisor to TVM private Equity based in Dubai, and Shore capital based in Chicago.

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