Dr. Savitri Krishnamurthy (Dr. Kris), Pathology
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Dr. Savitri Krishnamurthy (Dr. Kris)

Pathologist | Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

1515 Holcombe Blvd # 10 Houston TX, 77030


Dr. Savitri Krishnamurthy is a pathologist practicing in Houston, TX. She specializes in the study of bodily fluids and tissues. As a pathologist, Dr. Krishnamurthy can help your primary care doctor make a diagnosis about your medical condition. Dr. Krishnamurthy may perform a tissue biopsy to determine if a patient has cancer, practice genetic testing, and complete a number of laboratory examinations. Pathologists can also perform autopsies which can determine a persons cause of death and gain information about genetic progression of a disease.

Education and Training

Calcutta Medical College medical degree 1986

Board Certification

American Board of Pathology (ABPath)

PathologyAmerican Board of PathologyABP

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Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Deputy Division head MD Anderson Cancer Center 2017 - Present


  • Top Doctor 2017 Houston Chronicle Magazine 
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine Award (2019-2021) Year  

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Cancer Research  
  • American Association for Cancer Education  
  • Association of American Physicians  
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians  
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians  
  • California Academy of Family Physicians  
  • Massachusetts Medical Society  
  • American Cancer Society  
  • Association of American Indian Physicians  


  • New England Medical Center research 
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center oncologic pathology  1998
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center cytopathology   1999

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Coordinating with Mother Teressa group

Articles and Publications

  • Total 250 Research Papers

What do you attribute your success to?

  • IQ

Areas of research

  • Cancer Research and AI


  • Best Doctor

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Coordinated with Mother Teressa Organization

Teaching and speaking

  • US, Europe, and Asia

Favorite professional publications

  • Jama, New England Journal, and other Publications

Areas of research

AI and Cancer Research

Dr. Savitri Krishnamurthy (Dr. Kris)'s Practice location

1515 Holcombe Blvd # 10 -
Houston, TX 77030
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Get to know Pathologist Dr. Savitri Krishnamurthy, who serves patients in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Krishnamurthy is an expert breast surgical pathologist and cytopathologist with extensive experience in the pathological evaluation of breast tissue including conventional modalities as well as ancillary techniques including immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques. She is actively engaged in the clinical management of patients with breast diseases at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is the pathology core leader of the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research program.

In addition, she has collaborated with researchers successfully and provided pathology expertise on several projects. She helps the team of investigators with all the pathology related aspects of the investigation. As co-investigator, she has the expertise and experience to contribute towards the successful completion of the project.

Back in the early days of her academic career, Dr. Krishnamurthy earned her medical degree from the Calcutta Medical College in India in 1986, and completed her residency in pathology at the Chandigarh Institute of Medical Education and Research in 1992.

Upon relocating to the United States, she completed a research fellowship and her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at New England Medical Center in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Finally, she completed her fellowship in oncologic pathology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1998, and her fellowship in cytopathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1999.

Passionate about her profession, the doctor is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath). The mission of the ABPath is to promote the health of the public and advance the practice and science of pathology by establishing voluntary certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to practice the specialty of pathology.

Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and in some cases, the whole body. Pathologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and management of diseases by laboratory methods.

Recognized as a Regional Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Magazine, Dr. Krishnamurthy has been the recipient of the Top Doctor Award by Houston Chronicle Magazine (2017), and Exceptional Women in Medicine Award (2019-2021).

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