Robert Murphy

Assistant CMO, Attending Surgeon
Lehigh Valley Health Network


Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD, MS, is the Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In this role, Dr. Murphy is responsible for all Medical, Quality and Clinical Services at the Muhlenberg campus, one of three hospital sites of the Network. Dr. Murphy is also the Director for the LVHN Residency Program in Plastic Surgery, responsible for the Network Office of Research and Innovation as well as the Medical Director for both the LVHN Wound Healing and Youthful You Programs. In addition to Dr. Murphy’s current administrative roles, he has served as President of the Medical Staff and on the Board of Trustees at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Dr. Murphy is a Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida. He maintains a rigorous clinical practice in Plastic Surgery, encompassing the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has authored 46 publications and 2 book chapters and is a Section Editor for “ePlasty”, an online journal.

Dr. Murphy is President Elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Senior Guest Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and is involved with the Comprehensive Aesthetic Recovery Effort for Returning Wounded Veterans.

Dr. Murphy received a Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University. He is board-certified in Plastic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Murphy received his Master of Science degree in Health Evaluation Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, PA. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. In addition, he has participated in Executive education offered by Harvard Business School, the American College of Physician Executives and Duke University.

Dr. Murphy lives his wife and two daughters in Blue Bell, Pa.