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Vivek Krishna Murthy, M.D., M.Sc.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish

Research Interests

Diagnostic expertise; Clinical reasoning; Medical education; Global health


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Nelson/Harvey Building, Suite 215
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Vivek Krishna Murthy is a clinician-educator and Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a B.A. in Public Health Studies at Johns Hopkins University and an M.Sc. in Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. He earned his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco.

His professional interests include medical education, applying cognitive expertise research to medical training, clinical problem-solving, and the study of diagnostic expertise.

He has been recognized by the UCSF School of Medicine with the Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, New York University School of Medicine (2013)


  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Murthy VK, O'Brien B, Dhaliwal G. (2018) An Inquiry Into the Early Careers of Master Clinicians. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: October 2018, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 500-506. [original research]

Mukaigawara M, Kinjo M, Olson APJ, Raita Y, Murthy VK. Past is Prologue. Journal of Hospital Medicine. [Accepted April 2019; In Press]

Murthy VK, Wright SM. Would Sir William Osler be a Role Model for Medical Trainees and Physicians Today? Postgraduate Medical Journal (British Medical Journal). [Accepted April 2019; In Press]

Murthy VK, Horowitz HW, Pham VP, Levis WR. Giant PPD Reaction with Positive Quantiferon-TB Gold in a Patient with Lepromatous Leprosy. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2012; 11(10): 1151.

Ueda SM, Yap KL, Davison B, Tian Y, Murthy V, Wang TL, Visvanathan K, Kuhajda FP, Bristow RE, Shang H, Shih IM. Expression of Fatty Acid Synthase Depends on NAC1 and is Associated with Recurrent Ovarian Serous Carcinomas. Journal of Oncology, vol. 2010; 2010: article ID 285191.

Activities & Honors


  • UCSF SOM Class of 2015, Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff, University of California, San Francisco, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, NYU School of Medicine, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University, 2008

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Murthy VK. Master Clinicians - The Early Years, CLOSLER . October 2018. 

An Open Letter to My Patient Mrs. B. Clinical Correlations, The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine (March 2, 2012)

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