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Karthik V. Giridhar, M.D.

  1. Oncologist

Grupos especializados


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Karthik V. Giridhar, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer. His clinical focus includes:

  • A team approach to management, engaging multiple disciplines to diagnose and treat all stages and subtypes of breast cancer most effectively.
  • Understanding each patient's values and expectations to help provide guidance and personalize treatment options.
  • Developing a relationship with each patient based on trust and mutual respect, and engaging patients to become partners in managing their health.
  • Discussing options for precision biomarker testing in breast cancer to guide treatment decisions and identify clinical trial opportunities.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Giridhar is active in research and education, providing mentorship to medical students, residents and fellows. He authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.

  • Breast cancer
  • Circulating biomarker discovery and development
  • Understanding mechanisms of endocrine resistance
  1. 2018
    FellowHematology/Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Residency - Internal MedicineUniversity of California
  3. 2012
    MDUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  4. 2007
    BS - BiochemistryUniversity of Minnesota


  1. 2018
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2018
    HematologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2015
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  2. 2018
    Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit AwardConquer Cancer foundation (ASCO)
  3. 2018
    Angela and Anne V. Marinelli Endowed Fellowship Award Mayo Clinic
  4. 2017
    Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer ResearchASCO/AACR
  5. 2017
    Outstanding Fellow AwardThe Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology
  6. 2012
    Katz Physician Leadership ProgramUniversity of Pittsburgh
  7. 2011
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor SocietyUniversity of Pittsburgh
  8. 2009
    Predoctoral Summer Research Fellowship University of Pittsburgh
  9. 2008
    Excellence in Collaborative Learning peer awardUniversity of Pittsburgh
  10. 2008
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Merit Scholarship University of Pittsburgh
  11. 2007
    Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Minnesota

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    ChairBreast Tumor Group, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberJoint Hematology/Oncology Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberHematology Education Subcommittee
  4. 2017 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Clinical Oncology
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  6. 2016 - 2017
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Oncology Divisional Education Committee
  7. 2016 - present
    MemberDivision of Medical Oncology Social Committee
  8. 2015 - 2016
    MemberHematology Clinical Practice Committee, Division Committees, Department of Nursing
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  10. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  11. 2008
    MemberAmerican Medical Association