Mr John Murphy

Consultant Breast Surgeon

MBChB, PhD, FRCS


Specialises in

  • Breast pain
  • Breast lumps
  • Breast cancer
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Corrective cosmetic surgery

I am a Consultant Breast Surgeon in the Nightingale and Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, based at the University Hospital of South Manchester, which is one of the largest Breast Units in the UK and also one of the busiest breast screening units.

My specialist area is oncoplastic breast surgery and cosmetic breast surgery, which includes, breast disease, breast related problems, breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction, fat transfer and aesthetic breast surgery as well as complex revision breast surgery.

I graduated in 2000, commencing his career in Breast Surgery in 2001. During my training, I completed prestigious TIG National Fellowships in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (Newcastle) and Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery (Chester and Liverpool), under the tutorage of leading Plastic and Breast Reconstructive Surgeons. In 2013, I completed my surgical training and was appointed as a Consultant in South Manchester immediately following this.

I am also an active trainer, participating in the teaching of trainee breast and plastic surgeons at both local and national levels. I have also completed a period of research in surgery culminating in the award of a PhD and have written numerous research papers on breast surgery and presented my work at many national and international conferences.

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General Medical Council Number: C4742665

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Murphy at Spire include:

General surgery

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Asymmetry correction
  • Axillary correction
  • Fat transfer
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Partial breast reconstruction
  • Revisional breast surgery
  • Zoledronic acid

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Manchester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Breast surgery
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast care
Cosmetic breast surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgery (ABS)

Current NHS posts

Consultant Breast Surgeon, Nightingale Breast Unit, University Hospital South Manchester

Personal profile

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and young son. I also plays football for a local team regularly and play golf when I can. I am also an active member of a local gym.

Contact information

Private secretary Zoe Metcalf
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6757
Private secretary fax 0161 447 6771
Private secretary email zoemetcalf@btinternet.com