Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.6860
Desk:
216.444.5640
Fax:
216.636.6981

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Achalasia
  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Diverticulectomy
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • First Rib Resection
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopy of Pelvis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinum Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Nodulectomy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
  • Wedge Resection
View all 57 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Collis Nissen/Nissen
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Diverticulosis
  • Emphysema
  • Epiphrenic Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thymic Cancer
  • Thymic Tumors
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Windpipe Injury
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 55 Specialties +
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Biography

About Sudish Murthy, MD, PhD

Sudish Murthy, MD, PhD is the Section Head of Thoracic Surgery,  the Daniel and Karen Lee Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of the Center of Major Airway Disease, and a Staff Thoracic Surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He holds joint appointments with the Transplant Center and the Taussig Cancer Institute and Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Specialty interests: Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, tracheal stenosis, robotic surgery, reflux, hiatal hernia, achalasia, minimally invasive surgery, chest wall reconstruction, bronchoscopic and endoscopic procedures, video-assisted surgery

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 1,700 thoracic procedures each year.  All Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons complete between 350-450 thoracic cases per year.  Dr. Murthy specializes in minimally invasive surgery for patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer.

Success rates: Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons perform a wide range of conditions, including lung, esophageal, chest wall, pleural, tracheal, mediastinal, foregut and diaphragm disease. Cleveland Clinic contributes to the Society of Thoracic Surgery Database in order to maintain the highest possible standards. Our 2014 outcomes include the lowest risk-adjusted mortality rate for lobectomy in the nation. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Murthy earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a PhD in pathology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. At Columbia, he received the Janeway Prize for top achievement in his graduating class, the Robert F. Loeb Award for excellence in Clinical Medicine, the Merck Award for outstanding scholarship, and several other awards.

Dr. Murthy completed an internship and a residency in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University, Boston. He continued there for a residency in cardiothoracic surgery. As a Harvard University Clinical Fellow, he was selected as the Whitman Traveling Scholar and served as the surgical emissary for Harvard Medical School in the Department of Esophageal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital Medical Center at the University of Hong Kong.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Murthy is a dedicated researcher and prolific writer. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and more than a dozen chapters in medical textbooks. His research interests include lung cancer, lung transplant and emphysema.

About Dr. Murthy: “Hopefully, not one patient ever leaves disappointed in their care. I will stay as long as needed to help educate my patients, sort out their best treatment options, and deliver their care."

Leisure Activities: Saltwater reef aquarium, comic book collecting, theater, running, mowing my own lawn, raising two daughters, and keeping my wife happy

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Thoracic & CV Surgery
Boston, MA USA
1999

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
General Surgery
Boston, MA USA
1997

Medical Education - Columbia University School of General Studies
New York, NY USA
1992

Graduate School - University of British Columbia
Pathology
Vancouver, British C,
1988

Undergraduate - University of California-Los Angeles
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Los Angeles, CA USA
1983

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, tracheal stenosis, robotic surgery, reflux, hiatal hernia, achalasia, minimally invasive surgery, chest wall reconstruction, bronchoscopic and endoscopic procedures, video-assisted surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 Cleveland Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2014 America’s Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
  • 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 2006 Alumni of the year, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 2005 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 11/19/2018, Dr. Murthy 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. Murthy receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biom'Up SA

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

177 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

my appointment with Dr Murthy was very assuring he made my wife very comfortable would recommend

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Murthy and his team took the time to answer all of our questions. Michelle, took extra time to go through each pre-op and post-op plus any additional concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I was very impressed in the operating room when the doctor M told everyone in the room what they would be doing and when they would do it. it was very impressive

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr Murthy explained everything to us very straight forward. I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Excellent job by Dr. Murthy and his resident doctor! There was some room for improvement for the front desk representatives if you want to be the top leader in this industry. Thanks!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

we waited over 2 hours to see the doctor. not one person offered an explanation or update.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

very satisfied with response from Dr. Murthys office.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

*Dr. Murthy & his entire staff were absolutely amazing! *Dr. Murthy was very caring and even called on a Sat. morning when I was home to see how I was doing. He even squeezed me in for surgery the next day so I didn't have to wait for the weekend.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

*Dr. Murthy - EXCEPTIONAL!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

always a very professional and informative visit. never a long waiting times. I love Dr. Murthy. He is very caring and goes beyond what most would do to insure the best outcome for his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Murthy is a very prominent physician. I was amazed he even agreed to see me. He was friendly, informative, and concerned.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

Have never had a physician spend so much time explaining things to me and answer questions and concerns and didn't try to rush me out the door.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

doctor was very knowledgeable and explained things however I felt like I was just another person to push through the clinic. he lectured me about my weight and never asked me about my diet and what i do to exercise etc or about the obstacles that keep me from having time to exercise. because of his expertise i will continue to see him but he needs to work on his bedside manner. people are trusting him with their health and need to know he sees them as a person not just another case

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Doctors were excellent especially *Dr. Murthy.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Murthy is an excellent physician and surgeon. He saved my life! He is intelligent, thorough, and witty. I would go to the end of the earth to receive care by him. I highly recommend him to all. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him as part of the staff. I refer to him as Murthy the Magician!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Wait time in exam room was well over an hour! way too long. No apology or explanation, though I was pleased with the doctor once he came in.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

I was very pleased with my visit,also i was very reassured after speaking with the Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

having to wait almost 2 hrs in the exam was not a good experience. my husband went and tracked someone down to let them know a resident nor the dr had been in. we drove over 5 hrs for this appt and waiting 2 hrs in a tiny room for a 15 min visit is not a good thing!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

*Dr. Murthy and his team are miracle workers and inspirational. We owe him our lives *Dr. Murthy is WORLD class and you are lucky to have him in your employ - he is remarkable.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

Dr. was great.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

*Dr. Zeeshan in Florida was great. *Dr. Murthy in Cleveland was absolutely amazing. we will be very grateful, _____.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Our experience with Dr Murthy, in Cleveland, Ohio, and prior to that with Dr Zeeshan, in Wsteon Florida, was very uplifting. The care provided was 1st class. We will always be grateful.

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