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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

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

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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 4/1/2024, 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:

  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, 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

138 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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

My doctor is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Kris..is outstanding in listening,providing care and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthi is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Love Dr Krishnamurthy!!You can tell she truly cares!!!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthi is always friendly, pleasant,very knowledgeable. Dr. K. Makes me feel comfortable to ask any of my concerns or questions and then addresses them. As her patient, I trust her completely while in her care.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Krishnamurthi is phenomenal! I feel completely at ease with her at the helm in treating my cancer. In addition to being professional, caring and extremely knowledgeable, she is an excellent communicator!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

By far one of the nicest and straight forward doctors I have dealt with.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

My doctor and her staff is AWESOME!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

My care provider is intelligent and reached out to all resources, however, the respect for my time, mental health, and communication skills lack

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

She was is so very caring you are actually lucky to have her as your doctor and very intelligent care giver

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi always provides us with excellent care. She makes sure that we fully understand the results of any tests that have been taken. She patiently answers any questions and fully involves us in any decisions regarding care.Her warmth and caring make us feel that she is extended family.We thank God for her and her devotion to healing.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Always feel that Dr. Krishnamurthi cares.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthia and her staff always make me a priority and get me into scheduling to see her, they are the best!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthia has taken exception care for of me for over 3 1/2 years, she has saved my life!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Krisnamurthi is extremely knowledgeable and was able to explain things in a way that was easy for me to understand.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I cannot say enough about Dr Krishnamurthy. She is THE best She is smart and has a wonderful disposition. She is competent and kind. She is patient and reassuring I owe her my life. She has provided me with the best treatment I could ask for.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr.Krisnamurthi is a very thorough and caring provider - she takes the time to address all of your questions.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

We loved the new Doctor and so did my mom. Very good visit and DrChristamyrty (spelling in my part???) was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr krishnamurthi is incredible. She is compassionate, dedicated and I feel she is fighting hard with me! I wish everyone knew about the superhero's working to fight cancer

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr Krishnamurthi and her team are amazing!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I'm so lucky to have her taking care of me

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

What can I say? Dr Smitha Krishnamurthi and her fellow are incredible. I love them. They care about me. The are fantastic physicians. I wish more were kind and caring in this world. We need more people lime Smitha Krishnamurthi. I followed her over from UH Seidman five years ago. Thank God that I did. She is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. K is the best! Dr. Lipman and Dr. K literally saved my life! I will be forever grateful!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Always a pleasure with Dr.Krishamurphy

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

DR S. KM. Is quick to review and absorb facts. She is always patient centered. She is adept at pleasant demeanor accompanying serious conversations.

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