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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/10/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

181 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

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

was very pleasant and I will be there for more care from the doctor .I hopefully would be great appreciate if you are still available for the surgery , thank you .

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Krisnamurthi easy to understand

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

i very much admire the professionalism of my doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

great doctor and staff , can't be beat !

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

doctor Krishnamurthi is the best and he's tops in my book !

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Appointment was done very well. Dr. explained everything very well. His interest in me and my health greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I have found that the entire staff at The Clinic from the parking attendants all the way up to Dr. Krishnamurthi have treated me and my family with the highest degree of respect and care. Words can not adequately explain the compassion and professional care they gave me. thank the lord to " all if you great people".

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr Krishnamurthi patiently and clearly answered my questions and I had quite a few. He used diagrams ad my diagnostic test images and results to teach me about my condition and explained treatment options in detail. I was impressed and grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

doctor set up appointment himself. great attention to detail and care

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

I have had a good experience at Cleveland Clinic and I am well satisfied with my doctors and staff there.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Excellent doctor. Explained everything and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr is very nice.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Loved my experience and feel that I am in great hands with my physician and his team.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I appreciated the thoroughness of the doctor. I was not rushed and he explained everything. I had no questions for him

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

very nice doctor! first time I my life that a doctor ever went over films with me.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

The doctor was very professional and informative I will recommend him to my friends and relatives. He is an asset to CLE Clinic. Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

The receptionist was very polite and helpful and made my appointment so as to fit in my schedule. The doctor explained things to me so that I understood my health concerns. Thanks for everything.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr fully explained my condition and course of action. I was pleased with this visit.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

*Dr. V. Krishnamurthi and his staff were all wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr Krishnamurthi explained everything about my cancer and the best options. He answered all questions my husband and I had. He included me in decisions about my care and we discussed proposed treatment options.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi has been outstanding so far.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi was great, very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

The Doc was awesome! Glad I made the trip to Cleveland

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Cleveland sets the standard for all other medical providers

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

We were very impressed by the skill and knowledge of our physician. He spent time explaining everything in detail regarding our situation. We appreciated his willingness to be honest and he demonstrated a genuine care for us as individuals and patients.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi is "world class". one of the best!!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr Krishnamurthi is the best in the world in my opinion! His bedside manner is top notch!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Great physician!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I tell everyone about my wonderful doctor in the hospital being number one my life has been saved and I appreciate it I tell everyone that I can

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I have had nothing but very good experiences with Dr. Krishnamurthi and appreciate the level of care, concern, knowledge and experience that he has shown in treating me. I have on occasion found it difficult to get through to his office and staff, but even that has not been a serious problem and is usually remedied quickly.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I had no problems with the quality of the care provider services.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Krishnamuthi and his staff are wonderful, attentive and extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Krishnamurthi was above and beyond helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

From my first call to Dr. Holly Thacker through both of my appointments with Dr. Krishnamurthi, and including my testing, a patient could not have asked for a more thoughtful, kind, and thorough experience! We are SO lucky to have the asset of CCF!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

1. Dr. Thacker was in constant communication before, during, and after my visit. AND~~~ Dr. K made a personal call while we were waiting, to Dr. Walsh to discuss my test results~~~ we simply could not have asked for better and warmer communications between the doctors and with me! Not only wonderful from a medical perspective, but equally wonderful from an emotional health reality ;>)

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

The staff was very professional and the doctor carefully outlined my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

i have been to many drs. in my 67 years. Dr. Krishnamurthi is by far the best dr. I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. His compassion, bedside manner, and people skills are superior. Beside his excellent surgical skills, he will sit down and will explain ANY question you have in detail, no matter how long it takes. He is a very dedicated doctor and just a very good and kind person.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

A doctor with all the great qualities. All about the best thing to do for his patients

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

very good I think very highly of Dr. Krishnamurthi answers any question you may have and does not make you feel rushed during your appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi was very professional and thorough, yet easy to understand at my level of limited medical knowledge. I would definitely recommend him to anyone facing kidney issues.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi always provides excellent care and spends time with patient as needed.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Venkatesh Krishnamurthi MD was one hour late in my appointment. He can in and sat down and said that I did not need to see a urologist. That was the whole conversation and he got up and left.

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