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Title Director of Surgical Education
Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraganglioma Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Beta-Cell Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Goiter
  • Goiter Nodule
  • Goiter Tumor
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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About Vikram Krishnamurthy, MD

Dr. Krishnamurthy is a board-certified, fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon who specializes in surgery for the thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, and select abdominal and retroperitoneal neuroendocrine tumors.  Born in San Francisco and raised in St. Louis, he graduated from the combined undergraduate-medical school accelerated program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2008.  In 2014, he completed general surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, serving as Administrative Chief Resident in his final year.  In 2015, following comprehensive endocrine surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, he finished surgical training and achieved board certification by the American Board of Surgery.  In 2015, he joined the Department of Endocrine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic where he maintains a high-volume endocrine surgery practice including laparoscopic surgery, in-office ultrasound, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and laryngoscopy of the vocal cords.

Beyond his surgical practice, Dr. Krishnamurthy is passionate about medical education, clinical research, and quality improvement.  He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  In addition, he is the Associate Program Director of Cleveland Clinic’s general surgery residency curriculum and Director of Education for the Department of Endocrine Surgery.  His educational interests include improving professionalism, communication, quality, and diversity and inclusion within surgical education.  In 2016, he competed an additional research fellowship in surgical outcomes at Cleveland Clinic and is an active investigator of health services, healthcare delivery, population disparities, and postoperative outcomes.  Dr. Krishnamurthy has won numerous teaching awards and speaks and presents research at national and local professional conferences throughout the year.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endocrine Surgery
Cleveland, OH United States

Undergraduate - University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO

Medical Education - University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO

Additional Training

  • Surgical Outcomes Research Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic (2016)
  • Endocrine Surgery University - American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2015)
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Course - American College of Surgeons (2014)
  • Residents As Teachers Course - American College of Surgeons (2011)
  • Public Health and Policy Internship - American Medical Association (2007)

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery – Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • Associate Program Director – General Surgery Residency Curriculum, Cleveland Clinic
  • Director of Surgical Education – Department of Endocrine Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
  • Information and Technology Committee – American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Membership Committee – Association for Academic Surgery
  • Committee on Communication and Technology – Association for Academic Surgery (2017-2018)
  • Administrative Chief Resident – Rush University Medical Center / Cook County Hospital (2013-2014)
  • Committee on Cancer – Rush University Medical Center (2013-2014)
  • Residency Advisory Committee – Rush University Medical Center / Cook County Hospital (2011-2014)


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid and adrenal surgery), minimally-invasive endocrine surgery, re-operative endocrine surgery, familial endocrine syndromes, office-based procedures including ultrasound and biopsies and laryngoscopies, reducing multiple patient visits, emphasis on strong physician-patient communication, medical and surgical education, surgical technology, patient-centered decision making, individualized plans of care for patients

Awards & Honors

  • Scholarship in Teaching Award – Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (2019)
  • Michener Grant for Leadership Development – The Alumni Association, Cleveland Clinic (2015)
  • Chief Resident Teacher of the Year – Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center (2014)
  • Positive Learning Environment Award – Rush Medical College (2014)
  • American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching (2013)
  • Junior Resident Teacher of the Year – Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center (2012)
  • Aesculapius Award – Rush Medical College (2010)
  • Intern of the Year – Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center / Cook County Hospital (2009)
  • Cardiothoracic Intern of the Year – Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center / Cook County Hospital (2009)
  • Pharmacoeconomics Essay Contest Honorable Mention – Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School (2008)
  • Medical Dean’s Scholar Award – University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (2001)


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Academic Surgery
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/22/2024, Dr. Krishnamurthy has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

63 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr.Krishnamurthy is a wonderful doctor ~ feel very blessed he's on my case !

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Physician was very kind and attentive and he went out of his way to help with a difficult situation,

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthy has been the very best! He's been very compassionate and attentive to my concerns and questions over the last 5 years.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthy made me feel very comfortable and confident about the surgery. He made me feel very at ease. His explanations were very clear and understandable.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Krishnamurthy is a blessing ~ he fixed me & got me into surgery sooner, always grateful for his help. I appreciate that he just "tells it like it is", I appreciate the candor. Very happy he is my doctor. Treat him well do he stays !

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Provider was very informative and supportive making decisions regarding surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. K is great!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthy is excellent. I feel well cared for with him as my thyroid surgeon/doctor. I recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Very happy with my visit. I feel that Dr. K did a great job with my surgery.

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