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Meet the Melanoma Physicians

Karthik Krishnamurthy, DO

Practice Specialty
Medical Education
Nova Southeastern University
St Barnabas Hospital
Board Certified
Main Location
Montefiore Dermatology At 3514
3514 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-1402
Phone: (866) 633-8255
Fax: (718) 944-0870
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Montefiore M-E Center for Cancer Care
1521 Jarrett Place
Bronx, NY 10461-2606
Phone: (718) 862-8840
Fax: (718) 862-8850
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Montefiore Medical Group-Bronx East
2300 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462-5072
Phone: (866) 633-8255
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Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2404
Phone: (866) 633-8255
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Academic Title
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Administrative Title
Director, Cosmetic Clinic, Dermatology Center
Research Focus
  • General dermatology, Dermatological surgery
  • Autoimmune blistering disease, Connective Tissue Disease (Lupus, etc), Psoriasis
  • Cutaneous Oncology: Nonmelanoma skin cancer, Melanoma, T-cell Lymphoma
  • Nail surgery, Earlo
Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, received dual B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Missouri before earning his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Kenneth Burnell Research Award for his work on the hunger cycle. Following an Internal Medicine Internship at the Stroger-Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was named Best Teaching Intern, Dr. Krishnamurthy completed his dermatology residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, serving as Chief resident. Dr. Krishnamurthy has a special interest in academic dermatology and research, and received the Allergan Research Award for his review of bleomycin in dermatology, the A.P Ublrich Research Grant for the study of a novel intralesional, inorganic material for the treatment of warts, and the Intendis Reseach Award for his study of transcutaneous aborption. His publications appear in various dermatology journals and is frequently invited to contribute to dermatology textbooks, serving as cover co-editor of the upcoming Dermatologic Emergencies textbook (Springer 2012). He will be transitioning to Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Journal of Dermatology this year. In addition, he is often sought for expert interview by various media sources and is an invited lecturer both locally and nationally, having received the Daniel Koprince Award and a New York Academy of Medicine Award for his presentations. Dr. Krishnamurthy is committed to medical education, and teaches residents and medical students daily in clinical settings, as the Director of Dermatology at Jacobi Medical Center, the largest NY public hospital. He is also the Director of the Cosmetic Clinic at the Dermatology Center, located at Montefiore Medical Center (Moses Campus). A founding member of multidisciplinary pigmented lesion/melanoma clinic at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care - Melanoma Program, Dr. Krishnamurthy delivers care and researches skin cancer in the indigent Bronx population, and runs the widely attended Free Skin Cancer Screenings every May during National Melanoma Month. Also dedicated to Einstein's continued growth, Dr. Krishnamurthy serves on the Emerging Einstein Leaders (EEL) Board as executive secretary. The EEL focuses on increasing awareness and fundraising for Einstein's various, unique projects and services ranging from cancer research to breakthroughs in human development. Some recent interviews: GE Healthy Imagination/Sunscreen Guidelines Spry Living Magazine/Skin Care During Cancer Treatment Bronx Times/New Melanoma Program Launched