K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Welcomes Robert Murphy, M.D. and Brian Truxal, M.D.

Released: 12/16/2013 10:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Meridian Health
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Newswise — December 16, 2013 – Neptune, NJ – Robert Murphy, M.D. and Brian Truxal, M.D. have recently joined the medical staff of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. As an exceptional pediatric team with decades of experience in Monmouth County, Dr. Murphy and Dr. Truxal’s recruitment reflects Meridian Pediatric Network’s commitment to providing the best health care experience for children in a setting close to home.

Dr. Murphy has over thirty years of experience in pediatric care. As a New Jersey native, Dr. Murphy attended high school in Belmar, NJ and has served the local West Long Branch community for most of his career. Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and Vanderbilt School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and is board certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Truxal is a seasoned pediatrician with more than three decades of experience providing care for children. Dr. Truxal also attended Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine. He completed his residency at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center in Long Island, New York. He is board certified in Pediatrics, serves as a fellow for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the author of numerous publications focused on health care for children.

Both physicians have been recognized for their achievements in the field of pediatric medicine and care. Dr. Truxal has received the Patient’s Choice Award in 2008-2009 and 2011-2012. Dr. Murphy was recognized with the Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2011-2012, and recently received the Bridges to Excellence Recognition 2012-2015. Dr. Murphy was also honored by Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area from 2002-2013.

Dr. Murphy and Dr. Truxal will work closely with the team at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital to provide the most complete, coordinated care in the region. Their expertise and history of caring for local children affirms K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s commitment to providing the best health care experience.

About K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the first and most comprehensive provider of pediatric care in Monmouth and Ocean counties. At the heart of Meridian Pediatric Network, the hospital includes a pediatric emergency department and acute care units supported by over 100 pediatric sub-specialists working together with community pediatricians to deliver the most complete, most coordinated care for kids in our communities. Whether it’s complex surgery or treatment for a chronic condition, the team of physicians, nurses and caregivers at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital treats each child as one of their own in a friendly and convenient setting, close to home. For more information about K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.khovnanianchildrenshospital.com.


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