Smitha Murthy, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School and clinical faculty on the consultation-liaison psychiatry service as part of Ascension Seton.
Murthy is board-certified in general psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry and serves as the site director for the psychiatry C&L service for medical students, residents and fellows at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. She graduated from JSS Medical College in India, attended residency at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed her fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta.
Murthy’s primary focus is clinical work on inpatient medical-surgical settings and teaching medical students, residents and fellows in clinical settings as well as formal didactics. She has also been at the forefront of telemedicine, having conducted routine telepsychiatry consultations with other associated medical facilities in the network.