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
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraganglioma Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • 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 and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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About Vikram Krishnamurthy, M.D.

Dr. Krishnamurthy completed an accelerated undergraduate and medical school program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.  He completed residency at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, which is one of the largest general surgery training programs in the country.  He pursued additional specialty fellowship training in endocrine surgery, surgical outcomes, and surgical education at the Cleveland Clinic, where he then joined the Center for Endocrine Surgery as faculty.  Dr. Krishnamurthy strives to develop a strong patient-physician relationship with effective communication.  In an effort to reduce multiple visits to the hospital for his patients, Dr. Krishnamurthy performs procedures daily in clinic, including ultrasounds, biopsies, and video evaluation of the vocal cords.

In addition to all aspects of endocrine surgery, Dr. Krishnamurthy has a clinical interest in the earlier detection of hyperparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism from renal disease, and standardizing the management of incidental findings within endocrine glands to avoid delays in care.   He has a tremendous interest in educating students, residents, fellows, and healthcare professionals through innovative didactic, clinical and professionalism initiatives.  He has won numerous teaching awards, both locally and nationally, and actively presents endocrine surgery research throughout the year.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endocrine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Rush University Medical Center
General Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Medical School - University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO USA

Undergraduate - University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO USA

Additional Training

  • Clinical and Research Fellowships (The Cleveland Clinic) – Endocrine Surgery, Outcomes Research, and Surgical Education (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

  • Committee on Communication and Technology – Association for Academic Surgery (2017-2018)
  • Residency Advisory Committee – Rush University Medical Center / John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Integrated Residency in General Surgery (2011 - 2014)
  • Committee on Cancer Delegate – Rush University Medical Center (2013 - 2014)
  • Process Improvement Delegate for Surgical Services  – Rush University Medical Center (2012 - 2014)


  • 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

  • Michener Grant for Leadership Development – The Alumni Association, The Cleveland Clinic (2015)
  • Caregiver Award – Department of Endocrine Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic (2015)
  • Chief Resident Teacher of the Year – Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center (2014)
  • Positive Learning Environment Award Finalist - 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)
  • Wow Award - Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Rush University Medical Center (2009)
  • Intern of the Year - Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center / John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County (2009)
  • Cardiothoracic Intern of the Year – Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center / John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County (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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

1 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2017

I really could not ask for better care from this Dr. Awesome human, awesome Dr.

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