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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cancer Center, Sandusky
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Supportive Care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • General Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Symptoms
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematology
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Bone Tumors
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Oncology
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
View all 27 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Indiana University Health North Hospital
Hematology Oncology
Carmel, IN USA

Residency - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA

Undergraduate - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology

Specialty Interests

General hematology, medical oncology, blood disorders, solid tumor disorders, cancer

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Brian Murphy, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/16/2021, Dr. Murphy has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

323 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr Murphy is an excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable, empathetic, kind, and sincere. He is a credit to the Clinic. I am fortunate to have him as a doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

everyone was very friendly. dr. Murphy showed compassion and concern and communicated everything. he was willing to answer any questions I had. much better experience than I had with another clinic.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Murphy is exceptional, very pleasant and caring. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Murphy always cares and takes time with me and answers questions I may have. Treats me like a person. not a number.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr Murphy is wonderful. He truly listens to all concerns I have. If something doesn't work, he always suggests other options.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

This is the best doctor's office ever. So much more personable and caring then the main campus. They know you, and care about you and your whole family.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Murphy is amazing. I only go once a year now, he still asks about my well-being, reiterates my good status, and is just really caring.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

everyone is very friendly and Dr Murphy is great. thank you all for all you do for my mom

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

dr Murphy and his team are always responsive to any questions.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Murphy is a great physician. We are thankful & blessed to have him as our son's doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Great doctor. Explain things. Very nice.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

dr. Murphy is great

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Murphy was very nice and explained everything to us.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Murphy made us feel at ease and didn't rush us through my appointment. He also answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. murphy always makes me feel confident and in good hands. He is caring andreally is just a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I love that place and also Dr Murphy

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I trust Dr. Murphy, and this clinic, with my life

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Murphy is excellent! He listens to my concerns and always includes me in all decisions. I truly feel we are on the same page concerning my issues and I feel he has my best interests at heart. Together we go over any proposed treatments.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Have recommended Dr. Murphy many times!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Murphy is amazing!! I'm SO GLAD we found him!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Excellent communication fron Dr Murphy and he had thoroughly review my history and discussed my case with a referring physician.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr Murphy was extraordinary in all of these categories.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

In my opinion Dr. Murphy is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Murphy is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

I cannot speak enough good about Dr. Murphy. His willingness to talk to me & answer all my questions & make me feel comfortable with knowing what was going on & what my options were really put my mind at ease about what I need to do about treating my cancer. He is a awesome Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr Murphy is great

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Murphy is a marvelous doctor and wonderful person!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Wonderful staff, and doctors. Highly recommend the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Wonderful Wonderful Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr.Murphy is fantastic.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

one of the most caring and informative doctors I have ever had

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I have had many experiences with doctors in all fields and Dr Murphy and his staff were by far the most professional

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Murphy is a wonderful doctor and his entire staff is friendly, kind and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Murphy is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

I was blessed to have Dr Murphy as my oncologist for the past 5 years. His expertise and experience definitely impacted my cancer survivorship in a positive way. I was confident with his information and recommendations for my high quality care, and appreciated being included in the decision making process with my treatment options. He was always respectful and compassionate, and answered my many questions fully and to my understanding. My treatment plan was specific for me and my needs. He definitely made my cancer experience the best it could possibly be, for which I am very appreciative. I definitely have, and will continue, to recommend Dr Murphy and CCF to others.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Murphy is an angel. without him I wouldn't be here today. He has always explained things and gotten me the best/right treatment. I wouldn't want to see anyone else.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Murphy is very thorough......

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I am fortunate to have this doctor

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Murphy is very personable as well as professional.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. was very thorough and reassuring in his explanation of condition.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Murphy is caring, empathetic and understanding. He explains things very well. I like him.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr Murphy's since 2000 concerning 2 separate cancers and would never even remotely consider another doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

my wife also has dr Murphy and he explained everything so that I could understand the entire process, as did dr Engle?(radiation)

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

it was a great appointment. Doctor was very interested in my problem and very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr Murphy was great

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Murphy was very knowledgeable as well as clear and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Murphy is a very kind and caring person. He explains everything very thoroughly and makes sure that I understands all the details. He takes his time to answer all questions. I feel very lucky to have him as my cancer doctor. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I just don't know how there could be a Doctor any better than Brian Murphy, there may be some as good, but certainly none any better in my opinion

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

I recommend Dr. Murphy to everyone!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Murphy's care and concern always makes me feel confident about my cancer recovery. He is passionate about his job and goes above and beyond for his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

I have been with Dr. Murphy since my diagnosis in 2005. He is truly a doctor with bedside manners and shows concern and listens.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

what a difference! Thank you Dr. Murphy!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

always get excellent service and doctor has a wonderful bedside manner to make you feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Murphy is awesome! He explains everything in a way that's easy to understand and involves me in deciding what would be best. He's very knowledgeable and answers any questions I have. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr Murphy was down to earth and took time to discuss my issues and potential treatments.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Murphy ROCKS !! I would NEVER go to another oncologist. I have been with him for 8 years, and god willing I will happily only see him once a year.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Murphy is the most competent and caring doctor that I have ever been treated by.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Murphy listens and explains things to me so i understand them. He is very considerate and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

could no have been treated better... a wonderful doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Murphy is the best. I can't imagine anyone better. He actually talks with me.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

DR.MURPHY is one of the best

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Brian Murphy is an excellent doctor. He is patient, pleasant, knowledgeable. I consider myself fortunate to be under his care. He is a tribute to The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Have always a great experience. Dr.Murphy is great.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Murphy explains things in a way that I can understand them. He is compassionate and never makes me feel rushed. I always leave his visits feeling better about my health.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Murphy cares for me as a patient rather than another dollar earned. I have been with him since 2008 and he knows my name when he sees me outside of the office. I feel I'm in the best hands and get the very best advice from him. He makes me feel like I can conquer almost anything with him by my side.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Murphy met or exceeded my expectations!!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr Murphy and his staff have been a very important part of my family's life and we our him our lives!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

doctor took plenty of time explaining my situation and his plan of attack

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr Murphy has been my oncologist for over 25 years, and served as such for my late husband when he was diagnosed. ALWAYS a caring, thorough, knowledgeable and supportive provider!! he's tops in my book!!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I felt like Dr Murphy was able to spend more time with me than what he did at FTMC. I also love the email feature and being able to directly communicate with him!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

dr Murphy needed to check with the pharmacist regarding some issues I was having and he got back to me the very next day via email!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Being at high risk during It's just Corona virus pandemic I was grateful to be able to be meet with Dr Murphy by teleconference. I am most grateful for his expertise and guidance as my hematologist.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

This was my first meeting with Dr Murphy, I felt relaxed and comfortable with him, as he explained my test results in a way that I could understand. Would highly recommend Dr Murphy To others.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Excellent experience!!! Dr. Murphy is the Best of the Best!! As is the Cleveland Clinic!!!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Especially Dr. murphy The above answers apply to Dr. Murphy

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I always feel like I am Dr. Murphy's only patient. He listens, remembers details from previous visits, and respects my feelings.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

it's always professional & kind no matter who I am in contact with. I am so thankful for Dr Murphy's care.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

The Doctor was easy to talk to, he explain thing very well.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Murphy was great does a wonderful job.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

dr Murphy was kind, friendly, very well mannered. so glad I decided to go with him as a doctor

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Everyone puts you in a great mood. Bloodwork goes really well (they know what they are doing),Very little wait ever... Dr. Murphy visited me when going through covid-19 and reassured me he would follow my progress. He is a very special man and has a wonderful way of explaining things.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Murphy is very compassionate and knowledgeable.

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