Ananth Murthy, MD, FACS

Ananth Murthy, MD, FACS

Ananth Murthy, MD, FACS

Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Director, Craniofacial Center, and Speech Surgery Clinic


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Akron

Other Locations:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Boardman
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Hudson

Dr. Ananth Murthy is our very own “Doogie Howser,” having completed his undergraduate degree at 19 years old. He earned his medical degree by the time he was 22 years old. Now he is a seasoned pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in treating cleft lip and palate, vascular anomalies, birth defects and reconstruction after injury. Dr. Murthy has received coverage in an ongoing, in-depth Akron Beacon Journal series on a child who has undergone surgery to rebuild his ear. The series focuses on his research to help patients grow their own cartilage. Dr. Murthy also is researching drugs to treat birthmarks. He is an expert on a variety of plastic surgery topics, including treating dog bites, removal of birth defects, and reshaping of the skull.

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Kannada, Spanish

Medical School

Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH


General Surgery, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH

General Surgery, Summa Health System, Akron, OH


Craniofacial Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University


American Society of Plastic Surgery

American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association

American College of Surgeons


Clemens M, Murthy AS. Spindle cell tumor of the Hand: Case report and review of literature. Plast Reconstr Surg (2007)

Murthy AS, Parikh PN, Thomassen JM, Reisin E, Venturi ML, Cristion C, Boyajian MJ. Incidence of Palatal Fistulae after Veau-Wardill-Kilner Repair: An Institutional Experience. Submitted to Cleft Palate Craniofac J (2007).

Oh, AK, Wong JY, Ohta E, Murthy AS, Deutsch CK, Rogers GF, Mulliken JB. Middle and Lower Facial Asymmetry in Patients with Synostotic Frontal Plagiocephaly Following Fronto-Orbital Advancement: Long-Term Results. Plast Reconstr Surg 2006;118(4):133-134

Murthy AS, Rogers GF, Mulliken JB. Tongue-Lip Adhesion for Severe Robin Sequence: Determinants of Outcome. Plast Reconstr Surg 2006;118(4):28-29.

Wong JL, Oh AK, Ohta E, Hunt AT, Murthy AS, Mulliken JB, Deutsch CK. Validity and Reliability of Craniofacial Anthropometric Measurement of 3D Digital Photogrammetric Images. Submitted 10 CPCJ.

Pryor L, Murthy AS, chmidt A, Fox L, Parker, MG, Lehman, JA. Outcomes in Pharyngoplasty: A 10-year experience. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2006; 43(2): 222-225.

Murthy AS, Lehman JA. Secondary alveolar bone grafting: Review of 174 cases. Can J Plast Surg 2006; 14(3):172-173.

Murthy AS, Lehman JA. Symptomatic plate removal in maxillofacial trauma: A review of 76 cases. Ann Plast Surg 2005; 55(6):603-607.

Murthy AS, Lehman JA. Evaluation of alveolar bone grafting: A survey of ACPA teams. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2005; 42(1):99-101.

Murthy AS, Gargasz GS, Parker, MG. Starfish Craniectomy: An alternative approach for cranial reshaping. CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY 10. Editor KE Salyer. Medimond, 2004.

Murthy AS, Chandawarkar RC, Horratas M. Diagnostic and surgical dilemmas: A 53-year-old woman with an asymptomatic epigastric mass. Contemp Surg 2002; 58:197199.

Murthy AS, Chandawarkar RC, Horratas M. Sacrococcygeal chordoma: A high index for suspicion in low backache. Contemp Surg 2001; 57:617-620.

Kovalchin J, Murthy AS, Chandawarkar RC. Determinants of efficacy of immunotherapy with tumor-derived heatshock protein gp96. Cancer Immunity 2001; 1:7.

Best Doctor 2015-2016

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