Athena Kritharis, MD
The Julia Zelmanovich Young Alumni Award
Athena Kritharis, MD, graduated magna cum laude with honors in chemistry from New York University in 2005. Dr. Kritharis was a presidential honors scholar and recipient of a dean’s undergraduate research grant. After earning her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine in 2009, she completed her internal medicine residency training at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in 2012, where she served an additional year as chief resident. Dr. Kritharis completed her hematology-oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts in 2016, where she was also selected as chief fellow. She subsequently joined the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital in the division of benign hematology at Harvard Medical School. While there, she was the primary hematologist overseeing patients with Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome and other hematologic disorders. She recently joined the division of blood disorders at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Dr. Kritharis is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. She has been active in the design and execution of quality improvement projects, and has conducted cancer clinical trials. She has published more than 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the field of hematology, and has received recognition from the American Society of Hematology, and as an ECOG National Cancer Institute Cooperative Group Young Investigator. She is passionate about delivering excellent cancer care to a diverse patient base.