Physician in Chief and MSK Section Head, Mark D. Murphey


Dr. Mark D. Murphey has been an academic radiologist over 25 years and has directed all of his scholarly activities to his subspecialty of musculoskeletal imaging. In his early years at the University of Kansas, he published the first article on MRI of the sacroiliac joint. In 1993, Dr. Murphey moved to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), which provided a unique opportunity to understand the pathologic basis of a disease's radiologic appearance.

In 2010-2011, Dr. Murphey was instrumental in the transition from the AFIP to American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) as a program of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Dr. Murphey is currently the Physician-in-Chief of the AIRP. In his tenure at the AFIP and the AIRP he has particularly emphasized research on the imaging appearance of musculoskeletal tumors. Dr. Murphey has published 145 peer reviewed articles, 155 abstracts, 27 books and book chapters, 72 scientific exhibits and given 594 national and international presentations.

Dr. Murphey's academic career has been extraordinarily fulfilling, and he hopes that his efforts have broadened our knowledge and understanding of the imaging of musculoskeletal disease.


Musculoskeletal Imaging Categorical Course

October 26–29, 2020

This course covers the vast majority of musculoskeletal diseases including trauma, neoplasm, infection, and arthritis and internal derangement.

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