UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Arivarasan Karunamurthy, MD

Arivarasan Karunamurthy
Assistant Professor of Pathology


Contact Information

Contact Information

Clinical Lab Building, Rm 7029
3477 Euler Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-647-1372
Email: karunamurthya@upmc.edu

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Melanoma; cutaneous lymphoma; digital predictive immunoscoring; biomarkers; bioinformatics

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Karunamurthy's research interests are in molecular oncology through the application of molecular and genomic tools in the diagnostic, prognostic and predictive purposes of solid tumors especially in melanomas and cutaneous lymphomas. Dr. Karunamurthy's specific interests also include digital predictive immunoscoring, melanoma biomarker research and molecular bioinformatics applications.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Zhao C, Karunamurthy A, Jain S, Austin RM. Vaginal cytology results in follow-up of endometrial carcinoma after hysterectomy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Aug;146(2):244-7. PubMed Link
  • Nason KS, Kirchner A, Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD, Christie NA, Pantanowitz L, Karunamurthy A, Monaco SE. Endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration for lymphoma in patients with low suspicion for lung cancer and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May;101(5):1856-63. PubMed Link
  • Karunamurthy A, Panebianco F, J Hsiao S, Vorhauer J, Nikiforova MN, Chiosea S, Nikiforov YE. Prevalence and phenotypic correlations of EIF1AX mutations in thyroid nodules. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 Apr;23(4):295-301. PubMed Link
  • Afkhami M, Karunamurthy A, Chiosea S, Nikiforova MN, Seethala R, Nikiforov YE, Coyne C. Histopathologic and clinical characterization of thyroid tumors carrying the BRAF(K601E) mutation. Thyroid. 2016 Feb;26(2):242-7. PubMed Link
  • Shrestha RT, Karunamurthy A, Amin K, Nikiforov YE, Caramori ML. Multiple mutations detected preoperatively may predict aggressive behavior of papillary thyroid cancer and guide management--A case report. Thyroid. 2015 Dec;25(12):1375-8. PubMed Link
  • Karunamurthy A, Cai G, Dacic S, Khalbuss WE, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. Evaluation of endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations (EBUS-FNA): correlation with adequacy and histologic follow-up. Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 Jan;122(1):23-32. PubMed Link
  • Li Z, Barron S, Hong W, Karunamurthy A, Zhao C. Surveillance for recurrent cancers and vaginal epithelial lesions in patients with invasive cervical cancer after hysterectomy: are vaginal cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus testing useful? Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Nov;140(5):708-14. PubMed Link

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