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Dr. Nicolacakis is a Staff physician in the Pulmonary Department of the Respiratory Institute since early 2010. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and a diplomat in pulmonary, and critical care medicine of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
She serves as the Director for Medical Compliance, Billing and Reimbursement for the Respiratory Institute.
Dr. Nicolacakis has practiced general pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Cleveland area for more than 20 years. Her interests include general pulmonary medicine, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and lung cancer, evaluation of cough and abnormal X-rays or Chest CT findings. She has also been elected by her peers to the Best Doctors in America since 2011.
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland/MetroHealth Medical Center
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA
Asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, emphysema, histoplasmosis, lung cancer, pulmonary disease
Awards & Honors
Best Doctors in America since 2011
Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
American Medical Association
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