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Sudish Murthy, MD

216.445.6860

Sudish Murthy, MD
Department: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.6860
DeskDesk:216.444.2480
WorkFax:216.636.6981
Sudish Murthy, MD
Department: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.6860
DeskDesk:216.444.2480
WorkFax:216.636.6981
Sudish Murthy, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.6860
DeskDesk:216.444.2480
WorkFax:216.636.6981
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Sudish Murthy, MD, PhD, is the Section Head of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of the Center of Major Airway Disease and a staff thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He holds joint appointments with the Transplant Center and the Taussig Cancer Institute.. He is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. 

Specialty interests: Esophageal surgery; minimally invasive surgery, including robotics, bronchoscopic, laparoscopic and thorascopic procedures; general thoracic surgery; and lung transplantation.

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Murthy has performed approximately 6,000 operations throughout his career. He performs more than 400 thoracic surgeries each year. Dr. Murthy specializes in minimally invasive surgery for patients with lung cancer and has performed more than 320 surgeries for lung and esophageal cancer. He performed the first robotic esophagectomy in Ohio.

Success rates: Among top U.S. hospitals the general thoracic surgery section, has some of the best surgical outcomes.  Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Murthy earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a PhD in pathology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. At Columbia, he received the Janeway Prize for top achievement in his graduating class, the Robert F. Loeb Award for excellence in Clinical Medicine, the Merck Award for outstanding scholarship, and several other awards.

Dr. Murthy completed an internship and a residency in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University, Boston. He continued there for a residency in cardiothoracic surgery. As a Harvard University Clinical Fellow, he was selected as the Whitman Travelling Scholar and served as the surgical emissary for Harvard Medical School in the Department of Esophageal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital Medical Center at the University of Hong Kong.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Murthy is a dedicated researcher and prolific writer. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and more than a dozen chapters in medical textbooks. His research interests include lung cancer, lung transplant and emphysema.

About Dr. Murthy: “I may not always be on time to see my patients, but not one patient ever leaves disappointed in their care. I will stay as long as needed to help educate my patients and discuss their options for care. I treat each patient like they are the only patient I am seeing that day.”

Leisure Activities: Golf, comedy clubs, theater, raising two teenage girls

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Thoracic & CV Surgery
Boston, MA
1999
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
General Surgery
Boston, MA
1997
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
General Surgery
Boston, MA
1993
Medical School - Columbia University School of General Studies
New York, NY USA
1992
Doctorate - University of British Columbia
Pathology
Vancouver, British C Canada
1988
Undergraduate - University of California-Los Angeles
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Los Angeles, CA USA
1983

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

esophageal, pulmonary, mediastinal, chest wall and diaphragm surgery, minimally-invasive, lung volume reduction surgery, lung transplant surgery, general thoracic surgery, lung cancer surgery, esophageal cancer surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 Cleveland Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2014 America’s Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
  • 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 2006 Alumni of the year, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 2005 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic

Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club
  • Esophageal Surgical Club
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Director, Center of Major Airway Disease
  • Member, Council of NetWorks Steering Committee
  • Ex-Officio, Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork
  • New York, General Thoracic Surgical Club

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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