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December 10, 1998

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Johns Hopkins Appoints Kieran Murphy, M.D., New Director of Interventional Neuroradiology

Kieran P.J. Murphy, M.D., a specialist in the use of radiology guidance in the treatment of vascular brain and spine disorders, has been appointed director of interventional neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Medicine department of radiology and radiological science, effective October 15, 1998.

"This appointment rounds out the full range of clinical services complementing the neurosciences at Hopkins," says Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., vice dean for clinical services and head of the Hopkins department of radiology. "Dr. Murphy is among the most innovative clinician- scientists in the field and we are fortunate to have been able to bring him here."

Murphy, who comes to Hopkins from the Albany Medical College in New York, has conducted research into the use of imaging techniques to guide surgical intervention, particularly for brain aneurysms and carotid artery disease, and helped pioneer the use of stents and coils for treating these conditions, according to Zerhouni.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Murphy earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. After his medical internships at the Teaching Hospital of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Albany Medical Center in New York, he completed a residency in radiology at the Albany Medical Center and the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He also completed fellowships in neuroradiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center and in interventional neuroradiology at the Hospital Cantonal of the University of Geneve in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1997, Murphy has been the director of research in the neuroradiology (head) section of the Albany Medical College and department of radiology.

Awards include the Gold Medal in Medicine and Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, the Gold Medal in Medicine from the James Connolly Memorial Hospital, the Gold Medal and McDonnell Prize in Surgery from the Charitable Infirmary in Dublin, Ireland, and the Roentgen Fellow Outstanding Research Award from the Radiological Society of North America.

He lives in Severna Park with his wife, Rulan Parekh, M.D., and their son, Ronan, a.k.a. Slimy.

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