Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations 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
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 37 Specialties +


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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 Education - 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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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

This Dr. office was very accomadating when we were late for the last appointment of the day. We still received excellent care with Dr. Krishnamurthy & his staff taking their time to address all our concerns in a very patient manner. We highly recommend Dr. Krishnamurthy for any medical needs.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

excellent first time experience , very pleased with promptness and how Dr. answered our questions and took time with us!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. explained my condition even drew a drawing all about my thyroid.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

I felt that my care provider could improve his bedside manner by showing some empathy and compassion for how patients are actually feeling.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthy has always explained the reasons why he has performed or recommended a particular procedure and has always answered my questions to help me understand my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

my overall experience with Dr. Krishnamurthy has been outstanding. He has made me feel at ease with my surgery and follow up

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Dr. K and staff are kind, patient, and compassionate. Always a great exoerience!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

My experience was very good with the doctor and his team

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

I took the only appointment available for the time I needed. But I am happy with the doctor who was available and will continue with his care.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

We came to Cleveland after a consultation with a surgeon locally. Getting the initial appointment was challenging because they had not yet received all of the records, even after our doctors said they were sent. After we were set up with Dr. Krishnamurthy, everything went very smoothly. We were impressed with how thorough, thoughtful, and courteous he was. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Fantastic Provider- Tons of people skills - Great listener - doesn't look at the clock- does not end the visit until the patient is totally informed . I was fortunate to draw this surgent from random. 10 star provider.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Perfect provider and perfect Beachwood facility.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

The doctor was pleasant and knowledgable but seemed rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

One of the best doctors I have seen. Liked him very much and my surgery went very smoothly and I feel so much better.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

The last time I saw Dr. Krishnamurthy he spent a lot of time with me and I was very impressed. This time it seemed like he rushed through my appointment. I was a little disappointed.

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