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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


Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant
  • Transplant- Liver Kidney/Pancreas
  • Urology
  • Vena Cava 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
  • Pediatric Kidney Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vena Caval Tumor
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
View all 15 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 1/31/2024, Dr. Krishnamurthi has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Krishnamurthi receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • LifeBanc

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

316 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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I have always found it very easy to make appointments to see Dr. Krishnamurthi.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi is very personable. It helps me relax. My blood pressure when tested today was much better because my mind was at ease. When we visit, my wife and I feel like we are his only patient. I am so grateful to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I have only good experience over the last six years in my battle with cancer. Dr. Krishnamurthi is a very bright guy, and his mind is very quick on coming up with answers and explanations to my concerns. One can just tell he keeps his residents on their toes.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr Krishnamurth always provides the best explanations of my condition and I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

First visit with provider, spent time discussing my issue and explaining solutions. Great "bed side manner" easy to have a conversation.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Love this physician

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi was beyond exceptional. I am still so impressed with his knowledge, demeanor and skill in relaying somewhat complicated medical procedures to me so that I clearly understood exactly what he meant medically. I wish all doctors had his approach and communication skills not to mention his obvious medical expertise. Highly recommend. Thank you, Dr. Krishnamurthi.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

The doctor is very good at treat me like a person and I enjoy seeing him

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

I was pleased with the time that the doctor took to explain my symptoms and a path moving forward.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Both the doctor and his associate were caring and described in detail that I could understand what was going on!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Very good Doctor and staff. Highly recommended them to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Front desk is excellent along with the doctor when you have questions he is quick to answer

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

I started seeing this doctor over 10 years ago he got hurt and he sent me to one of his partners who was also an excellent doctor but he left CCF So now I'm with the original doctor I started off with what a pleasure

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi explained the surgical procedure very well and in terms we understood.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I loved the doctor and the staff made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Krishnamurthi always takes his time and I never feel rushed. He explains everything and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

The visit could not have been easier, and the doctor explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I feel that Dr. Krishnamurthy is a consummate professional that I would recommend to anybody

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Kind, informative, thorough, compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I'd give Dr. Krishnamurthi a higher score but your questionaire only goes to 5 (very good).

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

This was such a good experience, so professional and caring. Worth the drive we made to get there. Best Dr appt ever! Everything was better than anticipated. The dr even called me back the next day when I had questions. I never expected the dr himself to call. I was so impressed. Thanks for a great experience.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Very appreciative of Dr Krishnamurthi.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

The Doctor made all the difference in my facing my health problems and concerns

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I could not have had a better experience than that provided by Dr. Krishnamurthi, Dr. Lewis and Nurse Angie. They were very patient with me in discussing my concerns and calming my worries. They answered my questions and explained every step that would be followed in providing me care.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurphi is an excellent physician. He was vert professional, carefully reviewed the films with me, and we discussed all options. He remembered all of my details from the previous year and remembered who I was. I feel safe In his hands and will be returning for my evaluation next year.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I really like Dr Krishnamurthi.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

The Physician was very easy to talk with, explaining everything thoroughly and easy to understand. Very Professional . Was very pleased with him.Additionally I appreciated that he was willing to work me in between patients and see me on such a short notice.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I will not allow this one time disappointed in my nursing care to lower my expectations or confidence in Cleveland Clinic Physicians, Nurses and Staff. Over the years I've generally received excellent care and the reason I continue to seek Medical Care at Cleveland Clinic. My hope in these challenging times of acquiring and maintaining highly skilled and qualified professionals that CLeveland Clinic continues to rise above in ensuring maintaining high standards of practice and care to their patients.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I would recommend Dr V without any reservations at all. The resident with him was also very knowledgable, friendly and clear when explaining things.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

PA was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi provided superior post operative care and follow up.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr K & Cleveland Clinic staff are amazing. They saved my life & assisted with insurance problems and always answers all my questions & concerns

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr Krishnamurthi is knowledgeable and caring. He translates the test results in practical easy to understand way. He is outstanding.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

*Dr. Krisnamurhi and *Dr. Gerber were excellent!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Very thankful for the care I have received from this wonderful doctor and surgeon he has done an amazing job and I'm very blessed to have had his care. His compassion skills and ethics are second to none he is one of the best doctors I have ever had care from and I hope he knows what an amazing asset he is to his patients!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I can't thank him enough for being such a wonderful compassionate and skilled doctor

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Cleveland is a good hour away from my home so the office arranged for my follow-up MRI to be done at the Canton location (Mercy Medical Cleveland Clinic) to save me another long trip. Dr. Krishnamurthi said he would discuss the results by virtual visit, also to spare me another long trip. Very appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Wonderful doctors. Very helpful

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

One of the best doctors I've ever met. Courteous,explains everything.glad dr burkey referred him

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Great experience the whole entire staff were great very professional, and the doctor was also great

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

The Dr has to be one of the best at the clinic. Listens and explains stuff in easy terms. And a great surgeon

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Great office visit with a very knowledgeable and professional doctor. Very to the point and I like and value his honesty.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Krishnamurthi is an excellent doctor. I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I could never say enough good things about my dr.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Would rate all graded areas 6 or better if available! Totally impressed with the Dr.'s knowledge, demeanor, and presentation in easily understandable layman's terms. He turned a near panic situation based our interpretation of local medic's information into a calm description of possible outcomes, and a way forward in each case. Extremely pleased with our visit to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. V. Krishnamurthi did an excellent job reviewing all aspects of my medical condition as well as a thorough analysis of treatment options.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Krishnamurthi is the best. I fully trust him.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I was taken in great care during my entire stay at Cleveland clinic..and from Dr. V. Krisnamurphi and team of Cleveland clinic... They made my treatment 100%

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Very professional personal, if there's a good thing about cancer it's finding doctors that care about your outcome

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

The doctor and his staff take their time and thoroughly explain everything without making me feel rushed. I greatly appreciate being able to have him as a doctor. We travel 3 hours to get to Cleveland. Initially my appointment was for a second opinion. Now he Is my doctor If choice and I will forever be grateful. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Doctor kershner Murphy is always professional, caring, and explains procedures to help ease anxiety

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Excellent hospital, Dr Krishnamurhi was wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Wonderful doctor!!!!

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