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Department Transplantation Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney with Pancreas Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Disease & Transplant
  • Transplant- Liver Kidney/Pancreas
  • Urology
  • Vena Caval Thrombectomy
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Hematuria
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vena Caval Tumor
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
View all 14 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Maryland Hospital
Transplant Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Regional Representative, United Network of Organ Sharing, Pancreas Committee


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Kidney (renal) transplantation, pancreas transplantation, kidney cancer, kidney disease, adrenal tumors (disorders), retroperitoneal sarcoma, visceral artery aneurysms

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2004-2008
    Best Doctors in America, 2004-2008


  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Venkatesh 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 11/30/2020, Dr. Krishnamurthi has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

208 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 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I had a couple of issues that Dr Krishnamurthi took the time to address

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Excellent first visit and provider

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

My doctor save my life two times by catching things from my CAT scans and my surgery robotic surgery he is Christian Mofy

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Nurse Marilyn was very kind and patient. Doctor Krishna murthy is always informative helpful and kind Very professional

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

This Dr is a great Ambassador for your Clinic

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I had 12:45pm appointment scheduled and was In the examination room at 12:30pm. Nurse said doctor would be In shortly. The doctor finally came In at 1:30pm. He said who he was and proceeded to look at reason for visit. The was no apology or reason why he was 1hour late. He asked me what my concerns were and he offered his opinion. That consisted of a whole ten minutes and he said If there were no further questions than we were done. Everything was just cut and dry like I was a number. He may be a good surgeon but he lacked courtesy and respect for my time.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Lack of communication I feel Is the reason things turned out the way It did. I never got to see the Doctor Krishnamurthi and I'm still looking forward to seeing him as soon as possible thank you !

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Was able to schedule CT scan and Doctor appointment for the same morning.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Doctor explained CT scan and recommended action going forward. I have the utmost confidence in this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Dr Krishnamurthi is fantastic listen's well addresses all questions with information you can understand & very likable right from the first day I met him best doctor patient relationship I have had truly a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi is excellent! Very personal, friendly, thorough, and competent. He is an all around professional and deserves all the accolades possible.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Kristamurphi is extremely knowledgeable. He was very direct and diagnosed my issue very quickly. He called me back with a plan to correct my condition and I am thankful to have seen him.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Very good and very satisfied and confident that I have the best Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Clinic sent no reminders on upcoming appointment. I had to call and remind office to set up an order on what test was needed before I saw the Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Krishtamuri was great. He explained my situation and showed me the results of my test. Great job

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Doctor is a first class urologist

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I chose Dr. Krishnamurthi because of his experience and because of the detailed information he provided about my situation and about the needed surgergy.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

if I could rate Dr V Krishnamurtha, I would give him an 11 out of a possible 10. showed me my kidney scans , explanations were excellent. professional care off the chart. I was there on a Friday. new scan results were posted that evening on portal. Dr K even called me on Monday morning with great my experience with drs and specialists, Dr K is in a league of his own. I trust him and plan to keep a yearly check of my kidney with no one else.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi is outstanding!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi has always been attentive, empathetic and patient. He has explained the various procedures I need to consider in a down-to-earth manner without being condescending. He takes time with me and never seems to want to rush off to see another patient. I have very high regard for Dr. Krishnamurthi.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

*Dr. Krishnamurthi does a very good job of describing/explaining.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I still do not know what was finally diagnosed. The Dr. left no comments in MY CHARTS regarding my visit nor the scans he requested from my Arizona health car providers, nor instructions with whom I was to proceed for the procedures he suggested.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

i wish venkatesh could be my doctor for everything. he's incredibly nice and takes the time to explain to me in detail the reasons for a recommendation.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Krishnamurthi was extremely thorough and took plenty of time to explain my condition and had an outstanding manner in doing so. He really put my mind at ease and I have great confidence in him as a result.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

dr took his time and got a clear and concise understanding of what I have been through. I never felt rushed or that I was taking too much of his time.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Thank you and would like to keep the provider she's very thoughtful and kind. cares a lot about her patients

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I always feel like I receive excellent care from this provider. I owe my life to him. I He's always kind, caring, attentive and truly cares about me and making sure I'm at my best.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021


Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

dr was wonderful. so kind.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Very, very happy how soon I got in with Dr. Krisnamurthi and how soon he could do my surgery

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

excellent service super friendly nurse doctor was very thorough with my exam always overwhelmed with the way the clinic is run top notch

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

love how the doctors here are so helpful and want to help you

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

*Dr. Venkatesh Krishnamurthi is the best doctor we have ever seen. Above in every way.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Best hospital and doctor experience we have ever had. We were treated like people not a number.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

the doctor was fantastic also very smart gentleman thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet great Health providers

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi and his staff are always attentive and considerate of our needs

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi and his staff provide detailed answers to our questions in an understandable manner. I always felt included and a part of the decision-making process. I would absolutely recommend him and his staff to anyone that asks.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I felt at ease with Dr. Krishnamurthi and his staff and all at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi has kind and listened to my concerns. He explained everything. having transferred my records from another doctor who wasn't working for me. It was a huge relief to finally have answers. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi is an excellent physician and caring individual. We never doubted his expertise and talents and were placed in the best possible hands and care.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

GOOD EXPERIENCE, all the time , doctor explained my CTScan results, answered all my questions, with patience and professionalism. I feel comfortable and safe under his care. thank you doc

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I will recommend this doc without any doubt to friends and family.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

liked the doc can see me the same day I do lab or imagings and easy and prompt results in MY CHART. thanks

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Schedulers managed to get CT, MRI and Dr visit in the same day. This allowed me to travel to Cleveland once for everything. Thanks.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I had the good fortune of being examined by one of the best urologists in the country. I place a high value on Dr Krishnamurthy's advice and I believe I am in the best place possible for treatment of my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

My first visit went very well. The doctor and his staff were very professional and compassionate. I was able to FaceTime my husband during my office visit and the doctor and staff were very receptive of that.

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