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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

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 1/14/2020, 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

122 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I am very pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Krishnamurthi.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Krishnamurthi's Office personnel are wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

The doctor eased my mind that I had made the right decision coming to the Cleveland Clinic for my health care needs.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

she spent much time with and made sure she answered all she could. she sent me in the right direction of different doctors to help me in the nearest future

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

one of the best doctor's I have met. She seems to listen very well

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

I have already recommended Dr Krishnamurthi to others. She is outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Good experience. Quickly called back. Doctor was great.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I have recommended doctor to several people. She is caring, knowledgeable and takes her time with you

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr K. is very personable. attentive, knowledgeable at all times

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Great doctor!!!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi is very caring, kind with a gentle presence. She listened and we worked out a plan together.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Excellent physician. I followed her to a different health system because of her excellent care

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi and her Staff (from the front desk psr to the nurses, etc.) are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I am so lucky to be under her care. She took her time with me and explained my course of therapy and encouraged me like I was a member of her family. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER to anyone that I come in contact with. She is the best. Thank you Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

As I previously stated, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Krishnamurthi. She took so much time answering my questions as well as my families. We left our visit Very Satisfied! She is very intelligent, caring and compassionate. Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have her!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi answered all my questions and concerns about my gastric carcinoid tumor. I traveled from Columbus, OH and the trip was worthwhile for a second opinion to give me peace of mind that her recommendations were in line with the recommendations I received from my doctor in Columbus.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I was very impressed to have met Dr. Smitha Krishnamuthi and found her profoundly knowledgeable to help me with my journey through my cancer diagnosis. My prayer is that I can have my chemo treatments with the Taussing Cancer Center so I can receive the treatment that benefits the most.

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