Michael Sean Murphy, MD| Hand Surgery | MedStar Health
Michael Sean Murphy

Michael Sean Murphy, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.4 out of 5 (245 reviews)

Specialties: Hand Surgery

Languages: Spanish, English

(410) 554-4494

About me

Dr. Murphy is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in hand surgery. His practice is confined to shoulder through fingertip problems. His interests include arthroplasty, traumatic conditions, vascular disorders, arthroscopy, trauma, hand arthritis, and difficult fractures and joint reconstruction.

Dr. Murphy obtained his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital and a fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic/Mayo Foundation. Dr. Murphy is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. In addition, he is the associate hand fellowship program director at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is an attending surgeon and consultant in outpatient clinics and surgical cases with the residents and fellows. He is actively involved in direct surgical education, didactic lectures and research. Dr. Murphy sub-specializes in arthroplasty, traumatic conditions and vascular disorders.

Dr. Murphy serves as assistant program director of the Curtis Hand Surgery Fellowship. He directs the weekly "classic articles" journal club, as well as the monthly citywide journal club. He is the director of our international medicine program and leads biannual hand surgery missions to the Dominican Republic with the fellows and residents. He is active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and is an active examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He serves on many administrative committees with a focus on hand surgery education.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Wrist Fracture
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Hands
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Dupuytren Contracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Mallet Finger
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Nail Injury
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Radial Fracture
  • Radial Pseudarthrosis
  • Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis Of Hand
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Pseudarthrosis
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Of The Finger Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hand
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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3333 North Calvert Street
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD, 21218


Fax 410-467-5459

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Optimum Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Kaiser Select
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • D-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United Choice
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Virginia Premier
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Navigate
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Cigna EPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Beech Street PPO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • I-SNP
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare East Select
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO


Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Mayo Clinic of Rochester (1992)

Residency Program: New York University Medical Center (1991)

Residency Program: Bellevue Hospital Center (1991)

Internship Program: Bellevue Hospital Center (1985)

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine (1984)

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  • Feb 29, 2024

    This was the best experience ever.

  • Jan 25, 2024

    The experience was great.

  • Jun 29, 2023

    Very good