Meet a Cosmetic Surgeon Committed to Exceptional Service

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada.

James E. MurphyDr. James E. Murphy is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He has over twenty-five years experience practicing in the Reno, Tahoe area. After graduating from Reno High School, James E. Murphy, M.D. chose University of Nevada Reno for his undergraduate education and continued into the University School of Medicine.

He  served as a US Naval Reservist and spent two years as a medical corpsman during Desert Storm. He completed five years of General Surgery Residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle Washington.  He went on to complete two years of Plastic Surgery Residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine/Bowman Gray in North Carolina.  James E. Murphy, M.D. studied under Dr. Louis Argenta, a specialist in craniofacial deformity microsurgery.  Following his extensive training James E. Murphy, M.D. returned to Reno to build a thriving Plastic Surgery Practice as well as starting a family of his own. 

Board Certified Since 2000

For over twenty-five years, Dr. James E. Murphy has been providing his patients with surgical excellence in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. James E. Murphy, M.D. was born and raised in Reno. James E. Murphy, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He went on to complete his general surgery training at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He received his plastic surgery training at Wake Forest University at Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. James E. Murphy, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Northern Nevada Plastic Surgery - Dr. James Murphy - Reno

Northern Nevada Plastic Surgery - Dr. James Murphy - Reno

James E. Murphy, M.D. currently has one of the busiest and most respected cosmetic and reconstructive practices. James E. Murphy, M.D.’s easy-going bedside manner allows his patients to feel at ease enough to relay their desires and ask any questions about the procedures. James E. Murphy, M.D. takes the time to listen to his patients, discuss their concerns, and alleviate their fears about cosmetic surgery.

James E. Murphy, M.D. specializes in breast surgery, providing superior results in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He performs more breast augmentations than any other surgery. He provides a wide array of other cosmetic surgeries including: liposuction, abdominoplasty, facial rejuvenation, laser resurfacing, eyelid surgery, ear surgery, and post-bariatric surgery. James E. Murphy, M.D. also maintained an active reconstructive practice, he performed the majority of cleft lip and palate surgeries for 22 years, and is an expert in facial reconstruction for patients injured in accidents.

Medical Education: University of School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Swedish Medical Center; Seattle, Washington
Plastic Surgery Residency: Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Board Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations: Renown, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Medical Societies:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Reno Surgical Society
  • Washoe County Medical Society

Specializing in the following Procedures:

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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