James A. Murphy, DDS, MD  


Oral & Maxillofacial


John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Of Cook County, Specialty Care Center



Faculty Rank:

Attending Physician

Board Certification:

American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Medical Education:

University College Cork, Ireland


University of Maryland Medical Center


University of Michigan Medical Center; Rush University

Clinical Expertise:

Head and neck benign and malignant tumors; microvascular free flap reconstruction; orthognathic surgery; facial trauma; management of TMJ disorders; and management of obstructive sleep apnea


Quality of life factors and survival after total or extended maxillectomy for sinonasal Malignancies. Murphy J, Isaiah A, Wolf JS, Lubek JE. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015;73(4):759-763 The influence of intraoperative frozen section analysis in patients with total/extended maxillectomy. Murphy J, Isaiah A, Wolf JS, Lubek JE. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2016;121:17-21. Factors affecting survival following self-inflicted head and neck gunshot wounds: A single center retrospective review. Murphy J, Lee M, Liu X, Warburton G. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016;45:513-516 Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue during pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature. Murphy J, Berman DR, Edwards SP, Prisciandaro J, Eisbruch A, Ward BB. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016;74:2557-2566 Surgical site infections in patients receiving osteomyocutaneous free flaps to the head and neck. Does choice of antibiotic prophylaxis matter? Murphy J, Isaiah A, Lubek, JE J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017;75:2223-2229 Management of self-inflicted facial gunshot wounds to the face: Retrospective review from a single tertiary care trauma centre. Murphy J, McWilliams SR, Lee M, Warburton G. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;56:173-176 Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of the palate: Case report and review of the literature. Boliere C, Murphy J, Qaisi M, Manosca F, Fung H. Case Reports in Dentistry 2019. Article ID 7416302: doi.org/10.1155/2019/7416302 Reconstruction for complex oromandibular facial defects: The fibula free flap and pectoralis major flap combination. Qaisi M, Dee R, Eid I, Murphy J, Velasco Martinez IA, Fung H. Case Reports in Surgery 2019. Article ID 8451213: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8451213. Vascularized free tissue transfer in a patient with haemophilia B. Case report and literature review. Qaisi M, Kierce J, Murphy J. Case Reports in Surgery 2019. Article ID 5430786: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5430786. The predictive hole technique: A technical note. Qaisi M, Boukheir MA, Shah B, Murphy J. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021;79:722-727 Alloplastic TMJ Reconstruction Following Recurrent Ameloblastoma Resection. Horen SA, Hansdorfer MA, Seu M, Murphy J, Figueroa A, Tragos C. J Craniofac Surgery. 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008124 Management of Human and Animal Bites. In Management of Soft Tissue Trauma. Murphy J, Qaisi M. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2021;33(3):373-380 Intra-lesional injection of triamcinolone to palatoplasty scar to aid reversal of transverse maxillary relapse after orthognathic surgery. Figueroa A, Murphy J, Tragos C. J Craniofac Surg. 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008347 Otologic Complications of Temporomandibular Joint Arthrocentesis due to Arteriovenous Fistula. Fanti J, Reddy A, Murphy J, Qaisi M, Greenbaum E, Shah B Clin Case Rep 2022;10:e6235. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.6235 Patient specific bony and soft-tissue fibular reconstruction: Perforator virtual surgical planning technique. Qaisi M, Zheng W, Al Azzawi T, Murphy J. Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adoms.2022.100363 Is Maxillofacial Gunshot Wound Location Associated With Operative Intervention? Qaisi M, Martin S, Al Azzawi T, Aldelayme R, Bokhari F, Murphy J. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2022;S0278-2391:01067-9 Book Chapters Murphy J, Ward BB. Diagnosis and Treatment of Postoperative Problems in the Surgical Patient. Clinician’s Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,2nd Edition. Editor: Daniel Laskin, Quintessence 2016 Murphy J, Helman J, Edwards S, Ward BB,. Advanced Palatomaxillary Cancer. Chapter 28 in Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery. Editors: Bell RB, Fernandes RP, Andersen PE. Elsevier 2017. Murphy J, Ward BB. Management of Oral and Maxillofacial Malignancy in Pregnancy. Dental Management of the Pregnant Patient. Editor: Christos A. Skouteris Wiley Blackwell 2018. Qaisi M, Murphy J, Fung H. Principles of Fibula Jaw in a Day Reconstruction: A Step-by- Step Approach. Chapter 16 in Regenerative Strategies for Maxillary and Mandibular Reconstruction. Editors: Melville JC, Shum JW, Young S, Wong ME. Springer 2019 Murphy J, Qaisi M. Diagnostic Adjuncts for Screening and Surveillance in Head and Neck Cancer. Chapter 3 in Improving Outcomes in Oral Cancer. A Clinical and Translational Update. Editor Deepak Kademani. Springer 2020

Research Interests:

Head and neck cancer, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma