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Dr. Gregory Murphy represents District 3 of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. Originally from Raleigh, he graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 1985. He then attended UNC School of Medicine graduating with Honors and a member of AOA. After doing his residency in Urology and Renal Transplantation at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he and his wife settled in Greenville, NC to begin his practice. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children all are either working or in graduate school.

He was formerly President of Eastern Urological Associates in Greenville and Affiliate Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology at the ECU School of Medicine. He recently served as Davidson College’s Alumni President and was on its Board of Trustees. Outside of work he has traveled extensively for the last 35 years to Third World Countries including India, several parts of Africa, Nicaragua and Haiti  as a Medical Missionary.

Dr. Murphy’s professional career has been primarily one of clinical practice and administrative leadership positions. His surgical practice site is Vidant Medical Center, a 1,000 bed level 1 Trauma Center, which serves 29 eastern NC counties. He served for three years as Chief of Staff of the Medical Center. He previously served on the Board of the NC Urological Association, on the Board of Directors of the South Eastern Section of the American Urological Association and on the Executive Board of the Judicial and Ethics Committee for the American Urological Association as well as on the By-Laws Committee. He is a member in good standing of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.

As a newcomer to politics Dr. Murphy served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019. During his second term in the General Assembly, he served as Senior Chair of Health Policy and Chair of Health and Human Services Appropriations. While he was successful in getting a variety of legislation passed, he was the Primary Sponsor of both the STOP Act and the HOPE Act, North Carolina’s two main legislative actions to combat the Opioid Crisis. He led efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse in the state’s Medicaid system which saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars during his tenure.

Dr. Murphy, along with 25 other candidates, ran in a Special Election in 2019 to replace Congressman Walter B Jones, Jr, who passed away after serving the citizens of the NC District 3 for more than  22 years. Running against 16 other Republicans, he came in first in the Primary but had to compete in a runoff two  months later. He won the run off by more than 20 points and then won the General Election two months later with 61 percent of the vote. As a freshman in the US Congress, he serves on the Science and Technology Committee as well as the Education and Labor Committee.