Santosh Murthy, M.D., M.P.H.
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Santosh Murthy, M.D., M.P.H.


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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Murthy’s clinical responsibilities involve caring for patients admitted to the neurologic intensive care unit. His research focuses on understanding secondary injury following intracerebral hemorrhage, and its implications on patient outcomes. He has also conducted research on acute stroke treatment and subarachnoid hemorrhage. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals including Neurology, Stroke and Critical Care Medicine. His research is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Leon Levy Foundation. He is also a prior recipient of the research training fellowship by the American Academy of Neurology.


Dr. Santosh Murthy currently serves as an Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is also the Associate Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. Dr. Murthy earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India. He completed his Neurology residency from Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served as chief resident. He subsequently went on to do a fellowship in Neurocritical Care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas. Dr. Murthy is board certified in  Neurology. He is the author of numerous publications and the recipient of several awards and scholarships.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Scholarship, National Council of Education Research &Training, India,1999

Texas Neurological Society Resident Travel Award, 2011 

Rolak Resident Teaching Award (Baylor College of Medicine), 2012 

Texas Neurological Society 2nd Place, 2013  

German Neurocritical Care Society (ANIM) Travel Grant, 2013

Integra Foundation Travel Grant, Neurocritical Care Society, 2013        

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Resident Scholarship, 2013      

American Neurological Association (ANA) Travel Grant, 2014

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Inductee, 2014    

Clinical Research Training Fellowship, American Academy of Neurology, 2016

Research Training Fellowship, Leon Levy Foundation, 2017

Investigator award, Top scoring abstract, European Stroke Conference, 2018

Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 2018               


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (Neurocritical Care)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Neurologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.P.H., University of Texas School of Public Health, 2010
  • M.B.,B.S., Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (India), 2007


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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