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.
Education and Training
Dr. Murthy graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in Religion. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Murthy completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. He worked at Harvard’s premier academic hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He specialized in hand and upper extremity surgery as a fellow with the renowned faculty at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
“Research for real care.”
Dr. Murthy strives to bring cutting edge knowledge into his daily practice. He is currently Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters during his career, with a focus on wrist arthroscopy, wrist arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
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.
“Power the hands to empower the person.”
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. Having cared for patients in every setting from rural clinics to urban academic medical centers, he has also seen the wide variety of hardships that patients face when pain and dysfunction limit the use of their hands.
Dr. Murthy is an accomplished musician and an outdoor enthusiast. Through his own experiences, he understands the unique importance of the hands in the pursuit of life’s joys.
With that in mind, Dr. Murthy truly values the opportunity 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.