Liz Murphy is a colorectal surgeon, who operates in private practice in the Centre and the North of Adelaide. Liz has been Head of the Colorectal Unit at the Lyell McEwin Hospital since 2012, and has an active interest in both teaching and research, having completed a PhD in colonic motility at Flinders Medical Centre. Liz is involved in many roles for SA Health, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Lyell McEwin Hospital. She is currently a member of the South Australian Clinical Senate.
Liz’s clinical interests include optimising outcomes in surgical management of rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, and management of complex pelvic floor disorders including faecal incontinence and obstructed defecation. Liz’s current research projects include studies examining differences in cancer in men and women, studies examining the role on intravenous iron preoperatively in colorectal cancer patients and a project examining media utilisation in colorectal cancer patients.
Liz consults at the North Adelaide office most Wednesdays, and Calvary Central Districts monthly. She operates at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Calvary Central Districts Hospital and Ashford Hospital. She provides a consultative service to the Yorke Peninsula, performing colonoscopies and minor surgery and consulting at Yorketown hospital.