Michael Sean Murphy, MD| Hand Surgery | MedStar Health

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

4.4 out of 5 (238 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

410-235-5405

Fax 410-467-5459

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Fax 410-467-5459

Insurance

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
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Aetna HMO
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Open HMO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Network OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)

Education

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)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.4
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.4
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.5
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.5
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.4
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.5
  • Jun 29, 2023

    Very good

  • Jun 15, 2023

    Wait time to see doctor 1 hr. 30 min.

  • Jan 12, 2023

    Great doctor.