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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 School of Medicine
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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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

99 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Krishnamurthi

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I came for a second opinion on my cancer diagnosis.. Got good info and reassurance about treatment options even though the clinic had no clinical trials I qualified for. Doctor gave me info on others I could call about..

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi treats with respect and great care

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Fantastic. Arrived from test early. Doctor saw me early Everything was outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi shows compassion and caring. I always feel I have her undivided attention.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi is a very good listener. She showed me scans from the recent colonoscopy/endoscopy. She was the first to do this for me. Now I have an understanding of what my situation is.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi is an excellent care provider and ensures all questions are answered.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

She is a very passionate at what she does and her and her amazing nurse Gina doesn't treat me like a number'. They take the time to know me.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi, as always, was very thorough. She answers all my questions always and is extremely easy and pleasant to talk to regarding any of my concerns. I am very happy that she is my oncologist.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Krisnamurthi is a very compassionate and thorough oncologist.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

She is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Oncologist displays relatable intelligence and is professional. Takes time, and I have no complaints with her care.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Krishnamurthi is great.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I absolutely can't say enough good things about Dr. Krishnamurthy. She shows she truly cares!!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Great experience with CCF since 2018 when I was first diagnosed. Dr. Miller and Dr. Krishnamurthy are amazing. I am so blessed to have had them. My MRI every 3 months are done at offsite in youbdstown. Those are done so efficient also!!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

I received excellent care from Dr. Krishnamurthi. Outstanding knowledge and conscientious consistency in applying that knowledge, while maintaining a compassionate and empathetic way of dealing with me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Exellent care by Doctor Krishnamurthi. I am fortunate to have her taking care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I couldn't have been more satisfied with Dr. Krishbamurthi and her staff. Attentive, caring, compassionate... Exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Krishnamurthi is at the top of her field. She talks to me, not at me. I trust her completely with my treatment and future health advocacy.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Doctor was terrific

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr K. Has always been the reason I have come to Cleveland Clinic. Her reputation for knowing the best course of treatment and her compassion is second to none.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Krishnamurthi is awesome.

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