Dr. Saakshi Khattri is a board-certified dermatologist, rheumatologist, internist, and one of only a handful of triple-board-certified physicians across the United States. After completing her MBBS from Delhi University in India, Dr. Khattri moved to New York to complete her internal medicine residency, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During her fellowship, she realized the overlap between rheumatology and dermatology, which prompted her to think of doing additional training in dermatology. She completed a two-year research fellowship at Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Emma Guttman and Dr. James Krueger, where she conducted research in atopic dermatitis psoriasis and ran clinical trials. Dr. Khattri then completed a residency in dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, where she served as chief resident. Throughout her training, Dr. Khattri has been involved in various research and has published several papers and textbook chapters. She has won numerous awards for her research during her residency. As the Director of Dermatology/Rheumatology, she is actively involved in research in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and conducts clinical trials for both conditions. Her clinical focus is on inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases, complex medical dermatology, diseases with rheumatology/dermatology overlap, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Khattri divides her time between her clinical practice and research, which focuses on unraveling the underlying immune pathway abnormalities to develop novel biomarkers and therapeutics. In her free time, Dr. Khattri practices yoga and mindfulness.
Areas of Interest
Psoriatic arthritis progression and why secondary loss of efficacy happens with systemic treatment
Involvement with Other Organization(s)
Medical Advisor of the Psoriasis Association of Malaysia since 2013, and Head of Dermatology Subspecialty in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia since 2023