Aditi S. Murthy, MD

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Aditi S. Murthy, MD, is a dermatologist with the Dermatology Section at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dermatologist Aditi S. Murthy, MD, believes in treating the whole person. She sees the value in getting to know the unique concerns and needs of her patients and their families.

"I strive to be aware of the special challenges infants and children with skin conditions cope with as they develop and grow," she explains.

Dr. Murthy chose dermatology because it is an opportunity to treat visible diseases. These diseases have medical and “psychosocial effects” that are different than in other fields, she explains.

She enjoys caring for patients with all types of skin conditions. She treats more common and more rare skin diseases.

Dr. Murthy sees potential in targeted therapies used to treat conditions like eczema. These therapies are evolving. She believes they can offer hope to patients who struggle with serious diseases.

Dr. Murthy is working on research in support of the launch of CHOP’s new teledermatology service.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA


Dermatology - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Pediatric Dermatology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Student Fellow in Anatomic Pathology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Dermatology

Titles and Academic Titles


Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Murthy AS, Kinsler VA. White scar-like lesions in a female infant with bilious emesis and 6th nerve palsy. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar;35(2):242-243. doi: 10.1111/pde.13403.


Murthy AS, Dawson A, Spring S, Gupta D, Cordoro K. Safety and Utility of the Long Pulsed 1064nm Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (LP Nd:YAG) Laser for Treatment of Vascular Malformations in Children. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep 77(3): 473-479.


Murthy AS, Leslie K.  Autoinflammatory Skin Disease: A Review of Concepts and Applications to General Dermatology. Dermatology. 2016;232(5):534-540.


Sagdeo A, Gormley RH, Abuabara K, Tyring SK, Rady P, Elder DE, Kovarik CL. The diagnostic challenge of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma: Clinical manifestations and unusual human papillomavirus types. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar 70(3): 586-8.


Sagdeo A, Gormley RH, Wanat KA, Xu X, Rosenbach M, Takeshita J. Purpuric eruption on the feet of a healthy young woman. “Flip-flop vasculitis” (exercise-induced vasculitis). JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Jun; 149(6):751-6.

Lowenthal E, Ellenberg J, Machine E, Sagdeo A, Boiditswe S, Rutstein R, Anabwani G, Gross R. Association between efavirenz-based compared with nevirapine-based antiretroviral regimens and virological failure in HIV-infected children. JAMA. 2013 May 1; 309(17):1803-9.

Sagdeo A, Chu E, Elenitsas R, Rubin A. Multiple Asymptomatic Macules on the Thigh. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Mar; 149(3):357-63.


Cerda M, Sagdeo A, Johnson J, Galea S. Genetic and environmental influences on psychiatric comorbidity: a systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders 2010; 126 (1-2): 14-38.


Cerda M, Sagdeo A, Galea S. Comorbid Forms of Psychopathology: Key Patterns and Future Research Directions. Epidemiologic Reviews 2008; 30(1): 155-77. 

Awards and Honors

2016, 1st Place, Annual Meeting Poster Award, Society for Pediatric Dermatology
2016, Resident Research Training Program Travel Award, UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2009, Medical Student Intern Grant, UPenn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2008, High Honors, University of Michigan

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Dermatology
Society for Pediatric Dermatology