Department North Coast Cancer
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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/9/2020, 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

159 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

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Murphy is the best!! Will never see anyone else.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

One of the best Doctor's I've had in a long time! Really shows empathy, concerns, encouraging & overall great energy!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

No problems in first visit. Thorough Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

dr Murphy is A++

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Very happy with the Doctor and his staff!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Total respect and deep appreciation for Dr. Murphy, his nurses, and receptionists.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I consider Dr. Murphy one of the best Doctors and people I have ever met..

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Murphy is always so kind and caring. He gives me plenty of time and attention to all of my questions and concerns. I have a lot better understanding of my problems because of his exceptional care.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I had a very good visit. The staff at check in were courteous. The nurses that helped me were kind and efficient. Dr. Murphy was wonderful. He was very kind and explained my CLL symptoms and reviewed my treatment wit me in a way that made it easy for me to understand. All in all, I have only good things to say about my visit. I feel confident that I am getting the best care with Dr. Murphy and the staff at Cleveland Clinic. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

my doctor is Dr Murphy and he is the best

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Murphy made me feel very comfortable and was very informative, easy to understand what is going to happen with my treatment. He took his time with me and made sure to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr Murphy is the best Dr he is so caring and kind. He has always made me feel like anything is possible I couldn't ask for a better Dr

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

The doctor is a great person, feel very comfortable with him

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Murphy continues his compassionate care for me. He is the very best

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Murphy and his Assistants always explain what they are doing. Dr. Murphy also asked if I need that wonderful flu shot and he even explained that they have a special one for me since I am over 65! But my other wonderful CCF doctor, Dr. Kline already took care of my flu shot!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Murphy was fantastic. He explained things to us that we had not heard in the past from the medical chart.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Doctor Murphy is always ready with an intelligent, thorough, practical way to help. If something is not clear, he's so good about explaining things again to me. Even when the news is not so good, he always tries to put a few hope-filled thoughts in for me to hold onto. He never leaves me without hope. He is a good, caring doctor who is happy to research as he seeks answers and/or asks his staff to pursue the needed info.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I see many Doctors and I wish they were all as Professional as Dr. Murphy. I am completely comfortable and at ease with him. That is most important to me!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Murphy explained things to me in such a manner that I understood why I was taking Zometa something that I didn't really want to take but now I know why it is best for me to take.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr Murphy is respectful, kind, caring, and clearly explains all test results . He is genuinely interested and concerned about me as a patient and human being. He listens and includes my husband in every part of my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I love Dr. Murphy from start to finish

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Would definitely recommend Dr. Murphy. He is a great Physician.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Always smiling, asking questions and very informative. Dr. Murphy is a great doctor and person. He's very professional!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr Murphy is the beat oncoligist I had he takes his time to explain everything to you.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Murphy is a unique caregiver who conveyed his caring and empathy with my situation. he made me feel confident in the tx we decided on

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Very happy with my appointment. Dr Murphy and his staff were great and very helpful. I thank them.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Brian Murphy... totally trust and respect his medical opinions. Courteous and thoughtful. I'm so thankful he is my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

New Dr (Murphy) and very good first empression. Personable, excellent explanation of everything and very comfortable with his projected plan for me.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Murphy has served as my oncologist for many years! He is outstanding and caring in ALL ways. The same was true when he served as my late husband's oncologist!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

I've had nothing but excellent care from Dr. Murphy and the staff at Cli ic in Sandusky. He offers his advice and explains all treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Murphy is an excellent provider. I've been under his care for the past 10 years and would highly recommend him to anyone needing cancer treatment. He is knowledgeable and has a great personality. He is caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Murphy was my doctor on a previous occasion. He has always explained things we have to do in a manner I can understand. I requested Dr. Murphy to be my doctor for this stint with cancer because I have complete faith and trust in his ability!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Murphy is one of the most complete physicians I have ever known. Support staff mirrors his leadership in a time of need for intelligent leadership.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr is very friendly

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Would recommend Dr Murphy by all means.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Murphy has always been informative, patient and kind. I appreciate his willingness to answer my questions without making me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Brian Murphy is a very kind and caring doctor who explains everything I have asked him about my treatment care and results. I feel privileged to have him as my physician and he has improved my health significantly from when I first started seeing him over the past 10 years.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Murphy is knowledgeable, positive, thorough, and attentive. Because he's a good listener, he doesn't miss any details whether it be about my family or my recovery from cancer.I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor and feel that he completely aided in the success of my recovery. I would never hesitate referring a friend or family member to him.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr Murphy is empathetic and kind. Very respectful. He seems extremely intelligent but explains at your level of understanding.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

fantastic experience at this facility. Dr. Murphy andcthe entire staff were the best health care professionals I have ever met

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Murphy has always been excellent to reach, via phone or web portal! He has taken very good care of my health and concerns since my first visit! NO c/o at all!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Doctor has always been very caring

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr Murphy is very thorough and personable! I have been well taken care of and appreciate his kindness! He always puts me at ease!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

He is A #1. I am so fortunate to have him as my provider.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

The doctor had difficult items to discuss and he did a wonderful job explaining everything

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Murphy has always been an excellent and caring doctor. Been going to him for over 20 years.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Recommend Dr. Brian Murphy. Always takes time to talk, give results of labs, discuss further treatment, &plan of care. never feel rushed & I know there are others in the waiting room. He is outstanding/ God knows I see several other doctors. There are not many like him. (I am retired nurse.) Also Cleveland Clinic usually sends a reminder of appointment. Out of the clear blue I thought about my appointment--I called the office to see when my appointment is-- guess what/ I missed it/ it was in November/ three months prior. They kindly made me an appointment. nothing but good to say. Thank you.

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