James T. Murphy, M.D.

Dr. Murphy is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma subspecialist, with a focus in glaucoma, and complex cataract and anterior segment surgical techniques. Dr. Murphy has experience in laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation, complex and advanced techniques in cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), traditional and implant glaucoma surgery, and laser treatments for glaucoma. His special interests include new imaging modalities for detection, monitoring of disease, and minimally invasive surgical treatments of glaucoma.

While attending medical school, Dr. Murphy worked to improve and strengthen the medical Spanish education curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was a participant in and organizer of several medical missions to Central and South America. Following his fellowship training, he was appointed instructor in ophthalmology at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and had active roles in clinical and surgical education of both residents and medical students of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He has presented research at international conferences focusing on advanced imaging in glaucoma and new surgical techniques. In addition, Dr. Murphy has a strong interest in international medicine and global initiatives in early glaucoma detection.

Dr. Murphy is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI

Internship

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Residency

Ophthalmology – State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship

Glaucoma & Complex Anterior Segment Surgery – Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology