Mark Murphy, M.D., joined the Memorial Health Board of Directors in 2005. Murphy grew up in Savannah and attended college at the University of Georgia as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with honors in zoology for independent research. Murphy then attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Murphy also did his fellowship training at UNC where he served as chief G.I. fellow and did independent research that led to the publication of two book chapters, two abstracts, and one original paper.
Murphy then returned to Savannah and opened the Savannah Center for Digestive and Liver Health with Edward Rydzak, M.D., in 1994. The practice now includes six physicians, five mid-level providers, and 45 employees. It is the largest gastroenterology practice in Georgia outside of Atlanta.