Richard Ronan Murphy, MD

Clinical interests

  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Telemedicine
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Neurology

Richard Ronan Murphy, MD


My name is Richard Ronan Murphy; I join the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute team as a general neurologist. I earned my medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After receiving my degree, I completed my residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. I also completed a fellowship with specialized training in advanced mental illness research and treatment at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

I am certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology and vascular neurology and also certified in geriatric neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Neurology


University of Edinburg, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, United Kingdom

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Advanced Mental Illness Research and Treatment, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology


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  1. Tarrant SD, Bardach SH, Bates K, Nichols H, Towner J, Tamatha C, Caban-Holt A, Van-Eldik LJ, Murphy RR, Sperling R, Jicha GA.
    The Effectiveness of Small-group Community-based Information Sessions on Clinical Trial Recruitment for Secondary Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 May 20.
  2. Smith CD, Johnson ES, Van Eldik LJ, Jicha GA, Schmitt FA, Nelson PT, Kryscio RJ, Murphy RR, Wellnitz CV.
    Peripheral (deep) but not periventricular MRI white matter hyperintensities are increased in clinical vascular dementia compared to Alzheimer's disease.
    Brain Behav. 2016 Mar;6(3):e00438.