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

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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

124 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Krisnamurthi is wonderful. Answered all the questions I had and has an excellent grasp of the relevant literature.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi is always very thorough. She takes the time to listen and I feel she sees me as a person and not just a bunch of test results.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

dr. krishnamurthi is a kind, compassionate, and empathetic soul. very good listener and problem solver.....intelligent! I have reccommended to others.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

the one lady at Taussig 3rd Floor who schedules for Dr K is wonderful. i forget her name. very good person, very friendly

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr Krishnamurthi is FABULOUS!I followed her over from Seidman UH because she was so amazing. She cares and listens to her patients. She takes her time and doesn't miss a thing

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

this dr is amazing. she is thorough and patient and kind and empathetic and intelligent. I am BEYOND grateful for the care she has given me

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi had reviewed all my test results prior to the appointment and was well prepared to discussion follow-up options with me. She is knowledgeable and thorough, and she is a skilled listener.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

our visit with Dr Krishnamurthi was very very good we understood a lot more on my condition. She was very understanding and answer our questions in words that we understood. I highly recommend her as a doctor and a very caring person.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi listened to and addressed all my concerns whether or not they were purely medical, directly related to cancer.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr.Krishnamurthi is a beautiful person,highly professional

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

doctor krishnamhurthi is top notch!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi always does an excellent job of fully explaining things to me and in making me feel a part of the treatment of my disease.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I really really like the doctor and would prefer an in-person appointment but unless it's something more serious the video is okay. (there was a lot less waiting actually.)

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

She is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

My Dr S. Krishanmurthi has been a person who is very attentive to answer my questions and has helped me to improve my health in a positive direction not just medically but also helping me to increase my WILL POWER and so I am getting world first class service second to none.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

seeing this doctor was like a breath of fresh air. she didn't treat me like a "lost cause" but listened and came up with a care plan. she was wonderful.

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

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