Mr Dermot Murphy qualified from University College Cork, Ireland in 1987 and did his initial surgical training in Cork. He then worked with Prof Niall O’Higgins at the Breast Unit of University College Dublin and St Vincents Hospital, Dublin.
Mr Murphy has completed research thesis on the Chromosome Profile of DCIS of the Breast at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Glasgow. He won the Patey Prize of the Surgical Research Society and the Association of Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland.
His higher surgical training was in the West of Scotland and he has been a Consultant General and Breast Surgeon in NHS Lanarkshire since 2000 as well as a visiting Consultant Breast Surgeon for NHS Dumfries and Galloway since 2016. Mr Murphy is the Educational and Clinical Supervisor for Junior and Senior Trainees NHS Lanarkshire, the Lead Tutor for Basic Surgical Skills Course at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, an Advanced Appraiser for NHS Lanarkshire and an Educational Supervisor and Honorary Clinical Lecturer for University of Glasgow.