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 fifteen years experience practicing in the Reno, Tahoe area. After graduating from Reno High School, Dr. Murphy 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.  Dr. Murphy studied under Dr. Louis Argenta, a specialist in craniofacial deformity microsurgery.  Following his extensive training Dr. Murphy 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 seventeen years, Dr. James E. Murphy has been providing his patients with surgical excellence in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Murphy was born and raised in Reno. Dr. Murphy 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. Dr. Murphy is a board certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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

Dr. Murphy 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, rhinoplasty, ear surgery, and post-bariatric surgery. Dr. Murphy also maintains an active reconstructive practice. He performs the majority of cleft lip and palate surgeries in 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

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