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Kent R. Murphy, MD

EDUCATION

OTOLARYNGOLOGY, HEAD AND NECK SURGERY RESIDENCY (1989 - 1992)
Indiana University, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Indianapolis, Indiana

AEROSPACE MEDICINE PRIMARY COURSE (1985) USAF
School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, San Antonio, Texas

GENERAL SURGERY INTERNSHIP (1984 - 1985)
David Grant USAF Medical Center, UC Davis, Travis AFB, California

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (1980 - 1984)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland                                                                                                  
Summer Internship-Researched the effects of weightlessness on equilibrium, NASA

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, LIFE SCIENCES (1976 - 1980)
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

COLONEL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MEDICAL CORPS

Staff Surgeon, Summit ENT Associates, Summit Medical Center Hermitage, TN 37076

Department Head (1992 - 1997, 2003 - 2005)
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Founder and Director (1997 - 2003)
Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (a high-tech patient education development group
that creates interactive patient education programs)
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Staff Surgeon (1997 - 2003)
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chief Resident (1988 - 1992)
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

F-16 Flight Surgeon and Staff Physician (1986 - 1988)
Hahn Air Force Base Hospital, Hahn, Germany

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Senior Otolaryngology Malpractice Consultant (1998 - 2005)
Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Washington, DC

Adjunct Assistant Professor (1992 - present) Department of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Federal Liaison, Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health (2000)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Founding Member, Interactive Media Faculty, Informatics Committee (1993 - 1996)
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

Instructor, Physician Assistant Program (1992 - 2002)
U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital

Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) (1988 - 1994)
American College of Surgeons

Clinical Instructor for Medical Students and Surgical Residents (1988 - 1992)
Indiana University School of Medicine

Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology (1988)
University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany
Developed the first computer-based course in anatomy and physiology for the University's overseas division

CREDENTIALS

Medical License-Tennessee MD0000025625 (1993 - present)
Board Certification-American Board of Otolaryngology (1992 - present)

AWARDS & HONORS

Frank Brown Berry Prize for Excellence in Federal Healthcare (2003)

Winner of the highest award in Federal healthcare, awarded annually by U.S. Medicine to one physician from all Federal health organizations, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, Indian Health Service, and Centers for Disease Control.
Youngest winner in the history of the award and the only Air Force physician to win it.

National Awards for Excellence in Health Education (2000 - 2002)
Including Questar Awards, Medical Information on the Internet (MIOTI), Axiem Awards, Telly Awards, Videographer Awards, Aegis Award, Horizon Interactive Award, International Film and Video Festival Awards, and Freddie Award (the Emmy of healthcare).

Marlow Manion Lecture Series (1990)
"Percutaneous Tracheostomy: A New Technique, First Place Resident Research Competition, Indiana University School of Medicine.

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Murphy, K. R. (2003, October). "Information Therapy, U.S. Medicine, p. 38.

Murphy, K. R. (1999, May). "Computers in Medicine, special article for Facial Plastic Surgery: Clinics to Medicine in the Information Age. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.

Murphy, K. R. (1998, October 14). "An Evidence-Based Approach to Interactive Health Communication: A Challenge to Medicine in the Information Age, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 289: 1264-1269. Reviewer/Contributor for Science Panel for Interactive Health Communications.

Murphy, K. R. (1997, April). "Computers in Medicine: Patient Education, section author for Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.

Murphy, K. R., and Pelton, J. (1990). ECG Essentials (textbook). Chicago: Quintes­sence Publishing Company.

 

NEW MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

Hypertension. Cardiovascular patient education series on high blood pressure diagnosis and treatment published on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM. (2003)

Dyslipidemia. Cardiovascular patient education series on elevated cholesterol levels, diagnosis, and treatment published on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM. (2003)

Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy. Preoperative teaching program published on CD-ROM, VHS, and Internet website (www.colonscope.org). Winner of the Freddie Award for Excellence in Health Education. (2002)
Diabetes and You. Comprehensive diabetic education website for patient and diabetes nurse educators (www.goodcontrol.org). (2002)

Ear Tube Surgery. Preoperative teaching program published on CD-ROM, VHS, and Internet website (www.petube.org). (2001)

Spring Garden. Nine-month pregnancy education program for developing families pub­lished on 5 CD-ROMs, 2 DVD-ROMs, 5 VHS tapes, and Internet website (www.pregnancyatoz.com). Winner of the Medical Information on the Internet Award (MIOTI). (2001)

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. Preoperative teaching program published on CD-ROM, VHS, and Internet website (www.kneescope.org). (2000)

Virtual Medical Center. Preadmission teaching program published on CD-ROM, VHS, and Internet website (www.vmedcenter.org). (1999)

Robby Goes to the Hospital. Pediatric presurgery teaching program published on CD-ROM, VHS, and Internet website (www.robbythebear.org). (1999)

Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery. Preoperative teaching program published on CD-ROM, VHS, and Internet website (www.tonsil.org). Winner of the Creative Solutions Award at the Technology Games 2000, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1998)

The Medical and Surgical Management of Otosclerosis. CD-ROM with electronic text, animations, and video. American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. (1994)

AFFILIATIONS

Society of Military Otolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chairman, Board of Advisors, Prorenata Health Media Foundation (2002 -2008) (a nonprofit organization that distributes health education programs nationwide at low or no cost to consumers in partnership with leading health industry corporations)

Co-founder with Mission of Mercy, Romanian Humanitarian Medical Assistance Program (1997 - 1999)

Board of Directors, Chief Medical Advisor, Instructor/Trainer, Guide, The Colorado Ski School for the Blind (1992 - 1997)