Magnus Murphy, MD, FRCSC


Dr. Murphy received his undergraduate medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1987. After a year working in Namibia as an intern and two years of obligatory military duty, he did his residency at the University of Stellenbosch. He obtained his masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994. In the same year, he obtained Fellowship of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In 1995, he obtained his Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship. Dr. Murphy is the founding Chairman of the Western Society of Pelvic Medicine and a member of the International Urogynecological Association and American Urogynecologic Society. Prior to moving to Calgary, Alberta Dr. Murphy actively practiced in British Columbia for seven years.

Dr. Murphy presently serves our profession as the President of the Alberta Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Alberta Medical Association Section of Obstetricians and Gynecologist. In addition to clinical practice, he is a published author of two books – one on Pelvic Health & Childbirth, the other on Elective Cesarean Section. A thoughtful and engaging presenter, he is a frequently an invited speaker and faculty member at National and International meetings of Urogynecological Societies and Associations, including the International Urogynecological Association.



  1. Brennand EA, Tang S, Birch C, Murphy M, Ross S, Robert M; Calgary Women’s Pelvic Health Research Group. Five years after midurethral sling surgery for stress incontinence: obesity continues to have an impact on outcomes. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Apr;28(4):621-628
  2. Brennand EA, Tang S, Williamson T, Birch C, Murphy M, Robert M, Ross S; Calgary Women’s Pelvic Health Research Group. Twelve-month outcomes following midurethral sling procedures for stress incontinence: impact of obesity. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2015 Nov;122(12):1705-12
  3. Brennand EA, Bhayana D, Tang S, Birch C, Murphy M, Cenaiko D, Ross S, Robert M. Anchor placement and subsequent movement in a mesh kit with self-fixating tips:  six month follow-up of a prospective cohort. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 121(5):634-40.
  4. Ross S, Tang S, Schulz J, Murphy M, Goncalves J, Kaye S, Dederer L, Robert M. Single incision device (TVT Secur) versus retropubic tension-free vaginal tape device (TVT) for the management of stress urinary incontinence in women: a randomized clinical trial. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Dec 22;7:941.
  5. Robert M, Girard I, Brennand E, Tang S, Birch C, Murphy M, Ross S. Absorbable mesh augmentation compared with no mesh for anterior prolapse: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;123(2 Pt 1):288-94.
  6. Carr LK, Robert M, Kultgen PL, Herschorn S, Birch C, Murphy M, Chancellor MB. Autologous muscle derived cell therapy for stress urinary incontinence: a prospective, dose ranging study. J Urol. 2013 Feb;189(2):595-601.
  7. Geoffrion R, Murphy M, Robert M, Birch C, Ross S, Tang S, Milne J. Vaginal paravaginal repair with porcine small intestine submucosa: midterm outcomes. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul;17(4):174-9.
  8. Ross S, Robert M, Swaby C, Dederer L, Lier D, Tang S, Brasher P, Birch C, Cenaiko D, Mainprize T, Murphy M, Carlson K, Baverstock R, Jacobs P, Williamson T. Transobturator tape compared with tension-free vaginal tape for stress incontinence: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;114(6):1287-94.
  9. Geoffrion R, Murphy M, Mainprize T, Ross S. Closing the chapter on obtape: a case report of delayed thigh abscess and a literature review. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2008 Feb;30(2):143-7.
  10. Dobson A, Robert M, Swaby C, Murphy M, Birch C, Mainprize T, Ross S. Trans-obturator surgery for stress urinary incontinence: 1-year follow-up of a cohort of 52 women. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Jan;18(1):27-32.
  11. Robert M, Murphy M, Birch C, Swaby C, Ross S. Five cases of tape erosion after transobturator surgery for urinary incontinence. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Feb;107(2 Pt 2):472-4.