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

207 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

34 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Doctor was very personable and I was very confident in his assessment and care plan. Great bedside manners.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

First time seen by this provider. very pleased with demeanor, knowledge and assessment.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Krishnamurthi is outstanding!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

this was a new pt visit. My double visit was exceptional. all my results-labs , CT scan & cystoscopy were displayed & explained in person w/in 18 hours. He is an outstanding physician!!!! My reports were sent out to my out of state primary physicians.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr. Krishnamurthi was delayed by surgery so I did not see him until ~ 1 hour and 15 minutes after my scheduled appointment time. My wife and I were made aware of this and our next appointment with my oncologist was taken care of.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

it was a very pleasant experience with Dr. Krishnamurthi he is a teriffic listener and avery genuine person.!I feel 100% comfortable with him.!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr.Krishnamurthi Nurse/Assistant Arryssa was wonderful also,showing the same care and concern for my health as Dr.Krishnamurthi did.!for my health

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr was great and eased my worries about my health issue. I have to wait 8 weeks to be scheduled for the tests I need which seems too long to wonder what is wrong with me. all employees I met were competent and caring. I felt my Dr. was knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

had to wait and didn't see doctor because of an emergency the first time, but doctor called me and apologized, no problem I understood ,

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

Even though the waiting was very long, when the doctor came he was 100% dedicated to my health issue. He took all the time necessary to explain the results and the procedures that will follow.

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