Praveen G. Murthy, M.D.
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Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
950 Pulaski Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Dr. Murthy is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, with special expertise in treating injuries and conditions affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows.
Dr. Murthy was drawn to the field of hand surgery by his fascination for the complex anatomy and mechanics that allow us to use our hands and arms in nearly every aspect of life. He also knows firsthand the hardship and inconvenience that results when that functionality is taken away as a result of an injury or ailment. Having fractured his forearm and undergone surgery himself as a young adult, Dr. Murthy personally relates to his patients and what they face throughout their own course of treatment. The pain of an injured limb, the uneasiness about surgery, and the difficulties of recovery are emotions and experiences he will never forget. This has helped shape Dr. Murthy’s personal, relatable and empathetic treatment style, which patients recognize and appreciate from the moment they meet him.
Dr. Murthy truly values the opportunity to develop personal connections with his patients and to help improve their lives. He is interested to hear every patient’s story, and to learn about their specific needs and goals. He works with each patient to create an individualized approach to treatment that best suits their unique circumstances.
Education and Training
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Murthy graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School.
During this time, Dr. Murthy trained at Harvard’s premier academic hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Finally, he pursued additional specialized training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
Academic Research and Awards
Dr. Murthy has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters during his career. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including research awards from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Murthy is an accomplished musician and singer. He also enjoys skiing, hiking, and water sports.