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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical Oncology
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Smitha Krishnamurthi, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/6/2021, Dr. Krishnamurthi 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Krishnamurthi receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Array BioPharma Inc.

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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

137 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi always listens to me and is very caring and thorough. Always worth the drive to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr Krishnamurthy is an absolutely wonderful doctor. I cannot say enough about her and the level of care I have received from her. She is so kind and patient and caring. I owe her my life. I am beyond grateful that is on my team to get me better.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi and her staff are second to none. As I mentioned to Dr. Krishnamurthi: I'm happy she's my doctor. She even giggles at my bad jokes.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

She is very good I travel 4 hrs going there an 4 hrs back she's a very good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr krishhamurthi is the best oncologist

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi really listens to me. I have great confidence in her care and advice.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I am very pleased with the Dr. She takes her time with me when I am asking questions.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

amazing experience! Dr. Krishnamurthi is so incredible!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I felt hopeless because of a diagnosis of liver cancer. I left the doctors office in a better state of mind. She was very compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Access to and communication with Dr. Krishnamurthi is always excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi is always a good listener.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Very fortunate to have Dr Krishnamurthy as my Oncologist.Her care for me has been exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi is excellent in listening to any thoughts or concerns that I have and explains everything in appropriate detail.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurphi was One of the best doctors I've ever been to. She was very caring , empathetic, and professional. Her nurses especially Susan went out of their way to answer any questions and help me with anything I needed. I highly recommend Dr. Krishnamurphi and the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

She is an awesome doctor and I am glad to have met her and have her care for me

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi is very thorough and attentive to you needs - excellent service provider.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi is tremendous both clinically and in communicating with her patient.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

dr K excellent at listening and feedback. I am very happy having her as my oncologist.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Had a great experiences. the doctor I seen was very respectful of my situation. And is trying to find better treatment for my cancer. Shes very nice. But everyone at Cleveland Clinic have been very helpful and nice

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

The doctor listened and seem she cared! Also really seemed she would try her best to help me find a treatment!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

GOOD Doctor to have for the rest of My life

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthy is absolutely amazing! You can tell she cares and is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Wouldn't change a thing about Dr. love her!!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr Krishnamurthi is amazing. She is the best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Always feel like Dr. K. cares about us when discussing issues.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi is very passionate, dedicated, highly knowledgeable, and is very cordial. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

very pleased to be associated with this provider

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