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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

183 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

I love my Doctor he was very professional and congenial and easy to talk to. He was very thorough explaining everything to me. I would recommend him to anyone that need education

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. was very helpful with all my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Best care provider I've ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Krishnamurthi is the best Urologist and surgeon. And I had plenty of them.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Appointment was scheduled within 24 hours. Dr. Krishnamurthi's nurses were very professional, pleasant, and thorough in gaining my history. I was seen for an hour all together and all my questions were taken seriously and answered. We were very pleased with the doctor's knowledge and assessment of my medical situation. He provided a treatment plan and explained it thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Everyone is working as a team I feel very safe working with Cleveland clinic and my doctor

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

The doctor was extremely professional, thorough and personable. After meeting him, I was very confident of his abilities.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

As mentioned prior, the doctor was extremely professional, thorough and personable. What my wife and I appreciated was his thorough explanation of the procedure he is going to perform. He was very patient with us and gave us plenty of time to meet with him. I never felt rushed or uncomfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

The Dr. Krishnamurthi takes his time and explains and shows my husband and me what could be causing him the problem.Which really helps him understand everything.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. K is the best doctor I have ever had

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr V Krishnamurthi is a very impressive physician. Took the time to explain all options and answered all of my questions.

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 !

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