Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chief Medical Officer of Anesthesiology and Adult Critical Care
MEDNAX National Medical Group
Michael F. Murphy is the Chief Medical Officer of Anesthesiology and Adult Critical Care at MEDNAX National Medical Group. He has designed and implemented EMS systems in eastern Canada and the Caribbean. He has also edited the Manual of Emergency Airway Management (Walls Murphy) and Difficult and Failed Airway Management (Hung Murphy).
Dr. Murphy’s advice to students is to always learn from masters, and focus on people who are truly doing things. He got into teaching so he could expand the impact of his work. “I have always felt I could save more lives by teaching,” he says. He finds the best part of his job to be learning that what he taught ended up saving a life.
“I get a great deal of reward in knowing that I have contributed to the next generation of airway educators, researchers and managers,” he says.