Division of Dermatology

Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O.

Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Dermatology)


Professional Interests

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General dermatology, Dermatological surgery

Autoimmune blistering disease, Connective Tissue Disease (Lupus, etc), Psoriasis

Cutaneous Oncology: Nonmelanoma skin cancer, Melanoma, T-cell Lymphoma

Nail surgery, Earlobe repair

Photodynamic therapy, Ultraviolet Light Therapy

Laser (hair removal, pigment removal, photorejuvenation)

Cosmetic dermatology (fillers, botox, chemical peels)



Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy, Associate 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 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, such as the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.  He is frequently invited to contribute to dermatology textbooks and board review courses, serving as cover co-editor of the upcoming Dermatologic Emergencies textbook (Springer 2012) and faculty for the Oakstone Dermatology Board Review Course.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.  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.  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.

Also dedicated to Einstein's continued growth, Dr. Krishnamurthy served on the Emerging Einstein Leaders (EEL) Board as Executive Secretary and Executive Board Member.  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.  In addition, her is currently serving as the secretary for New York Academy of Medicine Dermatology Section.



Some recent interviews:


LA Times / Tide of Seaweed Promises Ebbs and Flows: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-seaweed-20120524,0,7491546.story


NY1 Noticias / Latinas among Growing Number of Young Women Diagnosed with Melanoma. http://bit.ly/HwBvo8


GE Healthy Imagination /   Sunscreen Guidelines:  http://www.healthymagination.com/blog/environmental-working-group-rates-best-sunscreens/


Spry Living Magazine / Skin Care During Cancer Treatment: http://www.spryliving.com/articles/cancer-treatment-skin-care-tips/


Bronx Times / New Melanoma Program Launched: http://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2011/20/bronxtimes-yn_bronx_front_page-19-melanoma.html


Emerging Einstein Leaders / Cultivation Event: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/news_print.asp?id=764&pt=features



For appointments, please see below.  Dr. Krishnamurthy accepts most insurance plans, and information regarding your coverage can be obtained upon calling the appropriate site.


Jacobi Medical Center - General Dermatology, Ultraviolet Light Therapy

1400 Pelham Pkwy South, Bldg 8

Bronx, NY 10461

Please call (718) 918-5000


The Dermatology Center at Montefiore Medical Center  - Cosmetic & Laser Dermatology

3514 Bainbridge Avenue

Bronx, NY 10467

Please call (866) 633-8255


Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care - Melanoma, Lymphoma, General Dermatology & Surgery

1521 Jarrett Place

Bronx, NY 10461

Please call (718) 862-8840


Montefiore Bronx East Pavillion - General Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

2300 Westchester Avenue

Bronx, NY 10462

Please call (866) 633-8255




Selected Publications

Viola K, Nijsten T, Krishnamurthy K. Validation of Outcome Measures in Dermatology. J Invest Dermatol.
2013 Oct: 133(10);e13.


Buka B, Uliasz A, Krishnamurthy K.  Textbook: Dermatologic Emergencies. Springer 2012.

  • Stammel E, Krishnamuthy K.  Infectious Emergencies In Buka et al: Dermatologic Emergencies. Springer 2012.
  • Cashman M, Doshi D, Krishnamurthy K. Bullous Dermatoses In Buka et al: Dermatologic Emergencies. Springer 2012.
  • Chismar L, Krishnamurthy K.  Vasculitis In Buka et al Dermatologic Emergencies. Springer 2012.

Cyrulinik A, Blecher K, Mann R, Krishnamurthy K, Friedman A.  Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis: Contrasting Presentations in Two Hispanic Patients.  Cutis. In Press.

Saggar S, Lee B, Krivo J, Jacobson M, Krishnamurthy K.  Intralymphatic Histiocytosis Associated with Orthopedic Implants. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Oct 1;10(10):1208-9.

Itenberg S, Turner R, Amin B, Jacobson M, Krishnamurthy K.  Eruptive Plexiform Schwannomas in a Child with Neurofibromatosis I. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Oct 1;10(10):1210-1


Krishnamurthy K, Rhee L.  Scarlet Fever In Heyman et al Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology. Elsevier 2012.


Krishnamurthy K, Hoang V. Serum Sickness In Heyman et al Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology. Elsevier 2012.


Krishnamurthy K, Gropper C. Furunculosis in Lebwohl et al: Treatment of Skin Disease, 3rd Edition, Elsevier 2010, 262-3.

Krishnamurthy K, Walker A, Gropper C, Hoffman C. To Treat or Not To Treat? Management Guidelines for Guttate Psoriasis and Pityriasis Rosea in Patients with Evidence of Group A Streptococcus. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Mar 2010.

Saitta P, Krishnamurthy K, Gruson L, Brancaccio R, Hoffman C. Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Black Henna Tattoo in Siblings. Journal of the American Osteopathic Journal of Dermatology, July 2009 (14:1).


Krishnamurthy K, Del Priore J, Hoffman C. Blood Root Necrosis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 2009: 60;3, 108.

Krishnamurthy K, Kleydman K, Hoffman C, Gropper C. Shewanella algae infection overlying Angiokeratoma Circumscriptum. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 2009: 60;3, 44.

Saitta P, Krishnamurthy K, Brown L. Intralesional Bleomycin: Clinical Applications in Dermatology. Dermatologic Surgery, 34:1-15, Oct 2008.

Karami K, Krishnamurthy K, Coppola J, Llanos D, Mukherjee A, Venkatchalam K. Effect of Food Deprivation and Hormones of Glucose Homeostasis on the Acetyl CoA Carbxylase Activity in Mouse Brain: A Potential Role of ACC in the Regulation of Energy Balance. Nutrition and Metabolism, Feb 2006 (3:15).


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1400 Pelham Parkway South
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Bronx, NY 10461

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