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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 United States

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

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

362 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. K is outstanding wish all doc's had his personality and genuine concern!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Excellent Physician

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

My visit with Dr. Krishnamurthi was excellent.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

This zoom conference saved us a 3 hour drive to the Clinic and 3 hours back to our home . The zoom call was smooth and convenient. We are in our late 70's . Saving the cost of gas and not having spend so much time on the road was a godsend !We really appreciate Dr .Krishnamurthi allowing us to meet with him on a Zoom call !

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr . Krishnamurthi is the best ! We are very impressed with how he treated us !

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

My doctor and all the staff were very attentive and helpful in helping us understand my condition and options

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Was really pleased with this Dr. He took time to explain my concerns

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Very good appt with Doctor felt important and not rushed Dr put me at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Krishnamurthi took is time with me, was very kind with what I feel will be an excellent bedside manner. He explained the procedure he would perform and was clear about all risk. He answered all of my questions and showed great compassion to me as I was upset during my visit with what I have ahead of me. He was confident which eases my mind about the surgery I will need to have, though I'm still extremely nervous about it all.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthi and his entire staff are excellent to work with. Very kind, helpful, friendly and prompt! I highly recommend them to anyone I hear of that needs help in that area.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Have been involved in the Healthcare business for over 40 years with General Motors and have referred 100's of employees and retirees with excellent results . Dr. Krishnamurthi are best in the business . I have actually received thank you cards and expressions of gratitude for directing them to Cleveland Clinic . Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Krishnamurthy, is very easy to talk to. He doesn't talk down to you and he is Very informative. He asked questions to make sure you are understanding the points. He is trying to make. I really appreciate that.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Absolutely. Dr. K. And his resident, Dr Paul Oh were both fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr V was kind but I felt the urgency he was in a rush.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Spine specialist doctor could show better bed side manners with patience instead of rushing through the appointment. Especially when patient is suffering from devastating back pain.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Very glad to have Dr. Krishnamurthi as my doctor. He very thoroughly explained his treatment plan. I was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He had a sincere concern for me as a person.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Very personable. She made me very comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

We have complete confidence in Dr Kristhamurthi. He listens to our concerns & promptly addresses any issues. We are lucky to have him!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Very courteous and professional. Doctor explained things very carefully so that we understood everything.and asked me when I was ready to do surgery. Scheduled it in a very timely manner. I am very pleased with everything so far.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Krishnamurthi most knowledgeable, respectful, courteous and very good at helping you understand. He takes the time needed, not rushed. I cannot thank him enough for his time and expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr was excellent as a provider.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Have already recommended to a brother inlaw

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

All of my contacts with Dr staff has been excellent

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Regarding Dr Krishnamurthi: My wife and I were overwhelmed by the hour long appointment with the doctor. He was thorough in his explanations, his assessment of my condition, answering our questions and concerns, and formulating a plan for my care. I am relieved and assured that I am getting the best care for me and my family.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthi is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Krishnamurthi as my care provider. He listened to me and laid out the course of my treatment in very clear way. He was thorough and very professional. I felt that he really cared for me as his patient. I would highly recommend him to my family, friends, and others.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. V. Krishnamurthi went above and beyond in assisting me and in resolving my medical concerns and issues. Thorough, comprehensive exam in answering all my questions. I would definitively return and ask for Dr. K, which I will in mid-April. He's friendly and informative, obviously he's a skilled surgeon with a great bedside manner. Many thanks, Dr. K!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Both the resident doctor and Dr Krishnamurthi were very thorough in their assessment and in providing explanations regarding my urological health issues

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I had a wonderful experience. Doctor was very nice and extremely helpful. Everyone explained everything. Would highly recommend Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Extremely happy with the care I received. Would highly recommend the doctor. He was amazing

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

V. Krishnamurthi MD - Kidney surgeon is amazing - Amazing love G-90 Miller building main campus Jermey - 1st shift physical therapy - was AMAZING.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr K was excellent!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I am deeply grateful to Dr. Krishnamurthi for his concern for my health, his care, his cordial attitude during the visit, his assistance, and follow up recommendations. I am now seeking surgical management for my incidentally discovered problem at Cleveland Clinic. I am having my first meeting with Dr. Scott Steele on Feb. 27th at Cleveland Clinic. I truly hope the surgery of my colon cancer could be scheduled as soon as possible after that meeting and be performed by Dr. Scott Steele.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

My doctor was outstanding with good follow up. His assistant was also great and came to see me in my room twice.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Krishnamurthi has been an amazing doctor, He is patient with my family and me, which we appreciate so much, I am very grateful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr Krishnamurthi has been the best Dr I have ever had. His care has been excellent. His recommendations about treatment options have been thorough. Explained my condition and options clearly.

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.

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