Language: English
Gender: Male
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Stroke, Critical Care, and Neurohospitalist Program
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10021

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.

Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & 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

Honors & 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               


Dr. Santosh Murthy currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is also an Assistant Attending Neurologist 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.