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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 12/12/2022, 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

162 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi, as always is very kind. He listens and is understanding of my consensus and worries. He takes the time to thoroughly answer all questions. He is the best. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi is always very concerned about his patients. His interpersonal skills and professionalism are excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi and his team have been very professional and willing to answer any questions my husband and I have had. We feel fortunate to have him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

I always receive great care from my Doctor and his office staff.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Krishnamurthi is a great caregiver, I have great confidence in his knowledge and expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Because of internet scheduling, I was able to see Dr. Krishnamurthi within 4 days. As a patient with a new diagnosis, I was grateful to be able to quickly receive a treatment plan

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Very impressed with Cleveland clinic operations.Was very happy with the doctorHe spent quality time with us

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr.Krishnamurthi is a very professional surgent. He carries very much about me and my kidney condition after my surgery In 2018. I had an appointment for check-up each year since 2018. Everything is goos and now I will see my BEST doctor in two years. I will recommend Dr. Krishnamurthi to any person who has a kidney problem.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

I'm thankful for Dr Krishnamurthi and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Krishnamurthi is a wonderful doctor. He's very attentive, prompt, informative and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I say this all the time but I wish dr krishnamurthi and alyssa could be my doctors for everything. I love to come and see them.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The doctor was really good. He explained everything until I completely understood.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Krishnamurthi to a friend.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

I would recommend Dr Krishnamurthi to my friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Kristimurphy outstanding; knowledgeable, articulate, caring. Informative and nice demeanor.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Almost immediate rapport through shared serious bicycle interests - which are relevant in urology. Really nice guy, obviously very experienced. Answered all my questions. Best doctor visit I can recall.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Krishnamurti saved my life.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I enjoy going to the Dr. He is very good at what he does, and he talks to you like you are a person

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I respect, trust and value this Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

The Dr was very helpful in explaining and even showing us the images concerning the kidney. We liked Dr Krsnamirtha very much. He spoke on our level. He seems to be a nice person.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

I felt very comfortable, if I ever need to come back, I will be positive and open to anything I need done. Dr. Dr. Kristnamurthi was very Calming and professional, took his time answering my questions very happy with him so happy I got to meet Dr. In person

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

If I ever have a need for a urologist I would go straight to Dr. Krishnamurtha

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Kristhnamurti & his team are the best! They saved my life and I will always praise their meticulous patient care.

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