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The Growth Leader: Bryant Murphy, MD, MBA, FACA

Updated: Feb 4

Bryant Murphy, MD, MBA, FASA, is a Professor of Anesthesiology and the Associate Dean for Leadership Development in the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. In this role he leads efforts to ensure comprehensive and coordinated leadership development and well-being opportunities for faculty, staff, and learners across the UNC School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the UNC School of Medicine Coaching Academy.

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Dr. Bryant Murphy

Bryant obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Neuroscience Concentration from Duke University. He completed Medical School, Anesthesiology Residency, and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Wake Forest University. He also obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree from George Washington University in 2012.

Prior to returning to academic practice at UNC, he was a partner in a private practice Anesthesiology Group in southeastern North Carolina, and served on the Board of Trustees for the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Bryant has served in various state and national leadership and advocacy roles including President of the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists and the North Carolina Medical Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Medical Society.

Dr. Murphy’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Learn one new thing a day.

Number 2: Always treat other people the way you want to be treated.

Number 3: Never miss a soccer game. Take time for family and friends.

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Notable quotes from Dr. Murphy’s interview:

You meet people in the holding room before their lung transplant… And that’s a stressful time. But to be able to take them through that and see them on the other side of that – that’s what’s amazing for me.
I’ve literally got about 10 or 15 minutes to convince that person to put their life in my hands. I would argue that it takes a really good set of people skills to be able to connect with someone and earn that trust and rapport in 15 minutes, not 15 years.
As a leader, I think it really helps to be down there in the trenches pulling with your team.
Great leaders aren’t born they’re made.

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