Photo: Melissa Z. Murphy, M.D., M.P.H.

Melissa Z. Murphy, M.D., M.P.H.

Pain Management, Spine, Back, Neck
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (96 patient reviews and ratings)

Dr. Murphy is a fellowship-trained, double board-certified interventional pain physician. She is dedicated to working with each patient individually to develop a personalized treatment plan to improve function and quality of life. She is known to be compassionate, caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly-skilled.

Dr. Murphy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Seniors. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Murphy received full scholarship to attend medical school and was enrolled in a combined MD/MPH program in El Paso, Texas. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from The University of Texas School of Public Health. She went on to complete an anesthesiology internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, before undergoing additional fellowship training in pain medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Dedicated to using leading-edge technology and evidence-based treatment options, Dr. Murphy not only performs spine injections, peripheral joint injections, non-surgical knee pain treatments, radiofrequency ablations, and sympathetic blocks, but also offers spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, kyphoplasty, and certain cancer pain therapies.

Dr. Murphy went to high school in Sugar Land, Texas. After spending more than a decade in medical training at prestigious institutions, Dr. Murphy and her family are excited to be back to Texas to give back to the community and be close to families.


  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


  • Master of Public Health, The University of Texas School of Public Health, El Paso, TX

Medical School

  • Doctorate of Medicine, Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX


  • Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


  • Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


  • Pain Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • American Board of Anesthesiology Primary Speciality Certification

  • American Board of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management

  • 2535 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Suite 100
    Grapevine, TX 76051
    • Phone:
      (817) 481-2121
    • Fax:
      (817) 488-4493
  • 4501 Heritage Trace Parkway
    Suite 101
    Fort Worth, TX 76244
    • Phone:
      (817) 481-2121
    • Fax:
      (817) 488-4493
  • “The experience I had with Dr. Murphy was excellent.”
    – Dionne E.
    Patient Rating