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 name Best Teaching Intern, Dr. Krishnamurthy completed his dermatology residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, serving as Chief resident.
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. Paralleling his academic pursuits, Dr. Krishnamurthy is the recipient of the 2011 Academic Dermatology Leadership Program and the 2012 Editorial Mentorship program, both granted by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Krishnamurthy additionally serves as the Director of the Cosmetic Clinic at the Dermatology Center, located at Montefiore Medical Center. 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 popular Free Skin Cancer Screenings every May during National Melanoma Month.
Dr. Krishnamurthy serves as Education Co-Chair on the Einstein Emerging Leaders board.