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 12/17/2018, 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

223 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
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Doctor explained test results and recommendations very well.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi was very compassionate. He listened to my issues and clearly explained next steps.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

We really liked Dr K. He was easy to talk to, he explained things in a way we could understand and he was very reassuring.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Waite time in room to meet with Dr. K exceeded 1 1/2 hours. No one told me about delay.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

The Dr. was very courteous. informative on my issue an put me at ease.. Thank You...

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

She seemed stressed. Dr. was running late.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

The Doctor went to extra lengths to accommodate me and bent his schedule to allow for treatment that day rather than scheduling another trip from Columbus.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Krishnamurthi. Thorough in explaining my condition and his approach in treating it.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

very good kind doctor ty

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

dr well informed

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi is an excellent physician ..... caring and knowledgeable ..... and he takes the time to explain and discuss treatment options.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I was treated very well by everyone at the Cleveland Clinic. The Dr spent the time with me, showing and explaining pictures of my procedures.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I am extremely impressed with Dr Krishnamurthi and how he took the time to explain my medical condition. He also formulated a plan of medical action to help me. he made me feel better and instilled confidence in me that he could in fact help me get better!!! I am so lucky to have him as my doctor. he has a great U Tube video!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

doctor, PA, and nurse were all exceptional in their concern for me and making sure I understood what I needed to understand.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi listens, describes, and explains everything in regards to my condition and concerns. I'm a 68 year old male, and in all my years of seeing doctors, he is probably the best physician I've ever been associated with!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi is wonderful. He takes his time and explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr Krishnamurthi answered my email on a Saturday very promptly I was so grateful !!!!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

I could not ever have a better knowledgeable caring Dr. he save my life two times I travel far to come to my appointment because he is such a caring dedicated doctor, I had robotic surgery of the kidney and I had a wonderful recovery I come every six months to get my check ups he has found other masses and other places which I could work and save my life due to his knowledge I'm forever grateful !

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

I couldn't ask for a better hospital or dr. ! dr. Venkatesh Krishnamurthi is my kidney specialist he did my surgery robotic surgery and I am doing wonderful thanks to him and his staff !

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Krishnamurthi is an outstanding physician and fine, empathetic, human being.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

As I indicated, even though he had not received data and records from my local physician, Dr Krishnamurthi was extraordinarily helpful. I had carried my disc of an ultrasound and MRI with me and the Doctor went over that with me and explained everything we were seeing. He was gracious and understanding and took the time necessary to explain everything.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

the doctor listened, explained in terms I understood as he showed me the scans that I brought with me. he took his time, I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Kris and Dr Miller were awesome. we had an immediate doctor patient relationship that set me at ease with my care plan.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

I greatly appreciate Dr. Krisnamurthi being willing to me with with what i consider to be very short notice, especially for a new non-established patient!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

I was very impressed with this doctor andhis associates. The only drawback was coming to the main campus. I would have preferred staying in Akron but there didn't seem to be any appointments in the near future.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Dr. K is my urologist and has been very helpful and caring through my ordeal with kidney cancer. He has tried to always encourage me as I have been had a hard time dealing with it. I don't believe that I could have had a better doctor than Dr K.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Dr. Krishnamurthy is awesome. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

dr. Krishnamurthi listened to every word I was saying with the utmost concern and compassion for me and my health issue.he is the BEST.

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