Dr. Murphy has over twenty years of experience in Class I, II, and III medical devices and implantables and has been instrumental in bringing numerous new devices to commercialization. As a member of GTX’ leadership team, Dr. Murphy will be responsible for leading and executing the company’s technology strategy and advancing its neuromodulation product portfolio, which is designed to improve the functional recovery of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Prior to joining GTX, Dr. Murphy was CTO and VP Research and Development at LivaNova, a global medical technology company in Houston, Texas where he contributed to the development of the technology and products as well as generated new therapy roadmaps for their neuromodulation franchise, including implantable pulse generators, programming systems and mobile connectivity solutions. Before LivaNova, he held various leadership roles at St. Jude Medical and was responsible for bringing several products to market including new embedded software for neurostimulators and the first Bluetooth Low Energy implantable medical device on the market. Prior to this, at Medtronic, Dr. Murphy held roles of Systems and Software Manager and Lead Principal R&D Engineer. Dr. Murphy holds a Ph.D. with a focus on analytical design and optimization of ultrasonic vibrational transducers for spinal surgery from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). He obtained his BS, Electrical Engineering, from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.