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Craig W. Goodmurphy , PhD

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    • Professor

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    • Faculty

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    • Approach To Teaching

                   Dr. Goodmurphy believes that a crucial component of learning involves wanting to learn. The role of the teacher is to forge a collaborative and dynamic relationship between teacher and student that cultivates the desire to learn. A teacher should stimulate students to strive for as much knowledge as they desire in order to satisfy their intellectual curiosity, academic requirements and professional responsibilities.

                  Long ago Hippocrates noted that, “A knowledge of the human body is the beginning of medicine.” Anatomical studies also provide the academic background, language, as well as the scientific and clinical environment to begin not only the study of medicine but of dentistry, rehabilitation sciences and many other health professions. I believe that the computer, lecture theater, laboratories and the fields of surface and radiological anatomy can all be integrated into a program that serves to introduce the students to the art and science of Anatomy. A successful teacher should strive to include a healthy mix of enjoyment and humor along with an assortment of extracurricular activities and experiences so that students realize the rewards that can be obtained by continuing to learn about the Anatomical Sciences well after their formal education has concluded.



      Online Curricular Development

      Anatomy Guy Website

      Site can be visited at www.anatomyguy.com

      About The Project

      Dr. Goodmurphy created the Anatomy Guy website as a freely and globally available, education website in August of 2010. The site started out with anatomical dissection videos to assist students with both the materials associated with dissections and to assist them on how to perform the dissections.


      Since its starting point, it has expanded to provide over 450 videos that include foundational sciences such as anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology and pathology, as well as many clinical videos from medical imaging to surgical and non surgical subspecialties.


      Besides the goal of helping to build a global exposure for EVMS it is anticipated that the site will become a source for vertically and horizontally integrated medical education at multiple levels. It addresses the EVMS goals by contributing to Community Focus and Global Impact.


    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • University of British Columbia    1992 TO 1996


      Neuromuscular Anatomy


      St. George’s University transferred from University of Michigan   2000 TO 2004


      Clinical Anatomy & Education

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    • Honors & Awards for Service & Teaching

      Health Care Herofor championing ultrasound

      Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal


      Sir William Osler Outstanding Basic Sciences Educator Award, EVMS


      Appreciation Award Ocean Lakes HS Math and Science Academy, Virginia Beach



      Philanthropy Champion Inaugural recipient of Faculty Award, EVMS



      Outstanding Partners Award from Virginia Beach City Public Schools,  Board of Education for work with Bayside HS Health Sciences Academy


      EVMS Institutional Nominee for State Outstanding Faculty Award             
      Top-12 Finalist - Teaching with Technology Division


      Outstanding Faculty Award, Surgical Assistant Students, EVMS


      Sir William Osler Outstanding Basic Sciences Educator Award, EVMS


      Top 40 Under 40 Honoree

      Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journa


      Dean’s Achievement Award for Basic Sciences, EVMS


      Appreciation Award Ocean Lakes HS Math and Science Academy, Virginia Beach


      Goodmurphy Cup St. George’s University Student Government Association created
      an award in my honor for the faculty member that shows outstanding dedication to
      students and student services SGU, Grenada, West Indies


      Kaiser Permanente Award Finalist for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  


      Best Teacher awarded by first-year Dental Students, University of Michigan


      John Owen Memorial Athletic Award for outstanding contributions
      to the university community, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


      Caroline Dobbie Smith Award Athletic Trainer of the Year at UBC


      Scholarship for Outstanding Contribution to Varsity Athletics

      University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


      Big Block Letter Award for two years involvement in varsity athletics
      University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


      Awards for Scholarship

      Laura Jasche Award Outstanding Anatomy Student
      University of British Columbia Anatomy Faculty, Vancouver, BC, Canada


      Langman Award Runner-up Outstanding Student Presentation
      American Association of Anatomists


      Outstanding Pre-doctoral Student Presentation
      American Association of Clinical Anatomists


      Summer Research Scholarship
      University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, BC, Canada



      Faculty Scholarship for Academic Performance

      University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada






      Internal Grant for EVMS StudentsSummer Scholar Project using 3D printers to

      develop obstetrical training phantoms,  8 week remuneration $2 500


      Anatomy Guy Copyright Assignment Video for APS Medical, receipt  $4 000

      RSNA GE Education Grant  Co-PI with Sarah Shaves MD,  Developing an online
      Medical Imaging Curriculum,  1 year with a no-cost extension of a 2nd year possible,
      Grant $75 000
      2014 - 2015

      GE Ultrasound Educational Grant Co-PI with Alex Levetov MD,
      Alfred Abuhamad MD, Barry Knapp MD The integration of ultrasound into a
      4-year undergraduate curriculum, Grant  $1.5 M
      2011 - 2017
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    • Prior Professional Positions


      Assistant Professor

      Eastern Virginia Medical School,
      Department of Pathology & Anatomy

      July 2006 - Dec 2009


      Assistant Professor

      St. George’s University, School of Medicine
      Department of Anatomical Sciences

      July 2004  - June 200



      St. George’s University, School of Medicine
      Department of Anatomical Sciences

      Aug 2000 - June 2004


      Medical Lecturer

      University Of Michigan, Medical School
      Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology

      Aug 1997 - July 2000


      Sessional Lecturer

      University of British Columbia, Medical School
      Department of Anatomy

      Aug 1995 -  June 1996


Selected Publications

Tanious, Shariff F‎, Cline, Jamie M‎, Cavin, Jennifer E, Davidson, Nathan C,  Coleman, Jonathan K, & Goodmurphy, Craig W. Shooting with sound: Creating the optimal ballistic gelatin recipe in a graded ultrasound phantom education program. Ultrasound & Medicine. To be published March 2015.

Bryant, L, Han, J,  Chu, M, & Goodmurphy, Craig W. Endoscopic and 3D radiographic imaging of the pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossae: Improving surgical landmarks. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. May 2013.

Retrouvey, M, Chiodo, T, Quidley-Nevares, A, Strand, J, & Goodmurphy, C. Use of ultrasound in needle placement in intercostal muscles: A method for increased accuracy in cadavers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jul;94(7):1256-9.

Goodmurphy, Craig, Chiodo, Anthony, & Haig, Andrew. The accuracy of needle placement in extremity muscles: A blinded study. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 2007;24(4):366-78.

Lemieux, G, Hart, A, Cheretakis, C, Goodmurphy, C, Trexler, S, McGary, C, & Retrouvey, JM. Computed tomographic characterization of mini-implant placement pattern and maximum anchorage force in human cadavers. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011 Sep;140(3):356-65.

Chiodo A, Goodmurphy C, & Haig A. Diaphragm needle placement techniques evaluated in cadaveric specimens. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Aug;87(8):1150-2.