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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 1/12/2022, 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

106 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 4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Love Dr. Krishnamurthi and the staff at Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Great experience! Always a pleasure to talk to Dr. Krishnamurthi!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

I was seen initially by a female Fellow of Dr Krishnamuthi's. Very good. Caring, smart, etc. She was a Medical Resident at CCF as well last year. A good person.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

I cannot say enough good things about Krishnamurthi-we've been through a lot together and she has been a rock! A caring intelligent woman and doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Krishnamurthi is so caring and shows concern for me as a person.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Care provider fails to see me as a whole. Is only concerned about the specific cancer tumor & does not address concerns/options/solutions. I have yet to be in discussion of how people w/my condition are offered in the long haul.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Can't say enough good things about this doctor very educated in her field

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.

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