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Department Neurology
Primary Location Solon Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Polysomnogram
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Headaches
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
View all 11 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Akron General Medical Center
Sleep Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI USA

Internship - Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, MD USA

Internship - Colentina Clinical Hospital

Medical Education - University De Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila Faculty of Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in neurology
  • Board-certified in sleep medicine


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

Director of Stroke Center, Marymount Hospital

Awards & Honors

  • Physician of the Year, 2005
  • CODMAN Award of AMA for Stroke Health


  • AMA
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow of Stroke Council of American Heart Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 10/4/2021, Dr. Craciun 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

518 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

130 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Craciun is very thorough and understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Care and concern of the doctor was evident. Knowledge about my condition was excellent. I am grateful to have such superior Care when I know I have a serious disease.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr Craciun is amazing

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Craciun and his Staff are ALWAYS professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Craciun Is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Love this Dr. Takes his time and explains everything.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Craciun is so knowledgeable and explains everything so you totally understand. He has helped me so much. His care and concern for my well being is always amazing and I always recommend him to other people

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

I very much appreciated the time Dr. Craciun took to explain things to me.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Love Dr. Craciun. Always there to answer questions

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I really appreciate how Dr Creation listens to my concerns each and every time I come in. He seems very thorough as if he was reading through his notes prior to exam. On a personal level he and his assistant Kim both seem to have a above average recall of conversions from previous visits. I appreciate Dr. Cracium knowledge. He really listens to all my concerns and works on a solution. Because of that I have much better control of my life than I did. Every time I have a visit it's a positive experience.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

All of my experiences have been very good with Dr Cracium. I'm very pleased with him. He is one of the few doctors I have total confidence in.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Craciun is one of the finest doctors I have ever seen. He gives me confidence.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Love Dr. Craciun

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

The Dr and staff are great

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Craciun and his staff are professional and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I would recommend Dr Craciun to anyone who needs a neurologist. He listens and understands my issues

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Craciun is the best! He always listens and helps me through any neurological issue I have!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr.Craciun us an asset to the CCF. A good experience.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Best doctor of clinic!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr.Craciun is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Craciun was very compassionate and thorough. Only issue, difficult to get appts. Scheduled many months out.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr Craciun is the best!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Craciun always listens, answers questions, and makes me fee I selected the best caregiver.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

My physician, Dr. Craciun, was extremely compassionate and thorough. An outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Atanase Cracium is a wonderful doctor, an excellent professional, nice, charismatic, very careful with his patients, simple, kind and talking with him is the best experience because in addition to being a great doctor, he is an encyclopedia. Dr. Cracium enjoys all my admiration and respect.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

The times I have seen Dr.Cracium and staff has been very pleasant

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Craciun is the best of the best! He never makes you feel unimportant rushed. He is one of the most kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate physicians out there!!!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr Cracian is a great doctor he listens and gives me good advice. He is very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Making the appointment at the time I'm there for the next time is very convenient for me. Some doctors with the Cleveland clinic don't let you do that.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Craciun is awesome, one of the best providers I have had in a long time. Kind, caring, and excellent at communicating plan of care.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I love Dr. Craciun. I have never felt better about a doctor who has treated me. He has a huge heart and that shows when he is discussing everything with me, including my questions and treatment choices. He always makes me feel so much more relaxed and happy whenever I'm nervous about something that is happening that is scaring me and I end up leaving the office feeling the same way when everything is going good at my checkups. He is the best doctor I have ever had and I'm so thankful to be one of his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

I never met such a kind, attentive, and thorough doctor. I had come from a UH hospital system doctor and Dr. Cracian just blows them out if the water- he actually listened to me, was thorough in my appointment and had a plan of care for me. I was not used to this treatment. It was wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Necessary paperwork has not been sent to my providers even after multiple contact with office. These things are important to some peoples care. Have not been able to move forward with my recovery therapy.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Have always had great respect for Dr. Craciun. He's knowledgeable & takes the time to explain everything to me. I never feel rushed or confused when I leave his office.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Stop Cracian is a great Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Cracian is great at explaining things. He Is patient and kind. Great bedside manner and Is great at finding the problem.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

He is an excellent provider of my neurological care. He takes his time, or what has been given to him to listen to me and he comes with a plan to treat me. I have been a patient of his for many years and I hope for many more.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Craciun communicates very well. Just listen to him!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I have had very bad experiences with past doctors and have no problem waking away from one. I am very pleased with Dr Craciun and have already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

We really respect Dr. Craciun, but if we didn't have to deal with Cleveland Clinic it would be great

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Cranciun is truly amazing. I've enjoyed every visit as well as feeling relaxed after appointments due to his sense of humor and knowledge of my condition(s).

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Craciun is excellent he took the time to evaluate and listen to what I had to say.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Cauciun was a breath fresh air. Patient with my dad who has slow responses and treated him like a person

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Craciun demonstrates he always has the patients interest at heart!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Very good doctor. He really listens to the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr Cracian is excellent, I trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Craciun is an excellent dr he always listens to what Ihave to say about my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Craciun is one of the best doctors at the Clinic. I have recommended him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Craciun listened to my problems and was a great help in getting a solution figured out. Easy to talk with. Very good at asking different questions to get more info.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I always enjoy my visit with Dr. Craciun.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Craciun is awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I have all the upmost respect and gratitude for Dr. Craciun! He's the best there is!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Craciun is one of the finest physicians I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have and I will continue referring patients to him.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Craciun listened to my concerns and made me feel like what I said mattered.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Craciun is the best neurologist I've ever had. He is compassionate, thorough and his bedside manner is unbeatable.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Kim and Dr. Craciun make a fantastic team

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Craciun is the epitome of what a doctor should be. He makes sure you are well informed about anything new in a treatment and always has the answer to your questions. He is very compassionate and caring about your care.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. C. provides great care. He is very thoughtful, patient, caring, and thorough. He truly cares for me as a person and found issues that no other doctor could find or explain. 4 other members of my family are, or have been, under his care. So obviously he is the best and most trusted doctor I've seen. I wouldn't trust any other neurologist with the care of those very important people. We will continue to recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Craciun is the best!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Craciun was patient, thorough, humble, and funny. He listened to my history and took it seriously to help diagnose the problem.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Craciun is one of the most amazing doctors at the Cleveland clinic! He is so meticulous and patient. He sits and listens to every concern, issue, and questions. He also does a complete exam snd checkup at the appointments as well. When he explains the diagnosed conditions or even something as common as blood work, he explains it in great detail and makes sure I am 100% confident in the path I'm on and how long term needs will be addressed. He is such a compassionate and extremely intelligent man that the Cleveland clinic is extremely lucky to have a doctor like Dr. Craciun on their staff! One of the best doctors I've had and I've had a lot!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I've had a few scheduling issues and appointment issues and the staff were completely infront of it and going above and beyond to make sure all the proper tests and appointments were scheduled as soon as they could be! I can rave about Dr craciun and his staff forever

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Craciun is very kind and humble. He explains everything in great detail to make sure that I fully understand what it is that he is telling me.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Excellent professional treatment and kind manner. I would recommend Dr. Craciun to others.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Thank you, Dr Craciun and Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Craciun! He is amazing, caring and incredibly knowledgeable!

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Craciun treats me as a partner in my own health. I wish all doctors thought that way.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Craciun is the best ever

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Craciun is one of the most respectful providers I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr.Craciun is the Best! no one knew what was going on with me and I didn't know either Dr.Craciun has helped me to live and think better. I don't feel I would be alive without his compassion and help.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

I have never had a bad experience at the Cleveland Clinic. it truly is a World class facility.all the tests and my Dr. have helped me live and now I feel I can function better because of all the help I have received and Dr.Craciun is the Best. He was the only Dr. that was able to diagnose my condition and help me live with it.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I can't say enough good and positive things about Dr. Crasiun....probably the BEST doctor I've ever experienced.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I love Dr Craciun and his staff ladies!!! Always so friendly and polite!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Craciun is DEFINITELY a TOP DOC!! He takes his time, answers all questions and works with me on my condition. He is the VERY BEST in his field!!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

DR. Craciun is the best neurologist I've ever met. He's knowledgeable, kind and caring! he listens to his patients and cares so much about them. he's awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

awesome provider

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

always a good experience visiting Dr. Craciun.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

the doctor and his staff are gracious, comforting and knowledgeable. It is people like these that define the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Craciun is always respectful and caring as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Craciun treats the whole person, observing, asking questions and providing explanations when I need it. He always shows great care in reviewing the importance of my following my treatment plan consistantly.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

wonderfful doctor, excellent caring staff

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Craciun always listens well, and has a very nice bed side manner. He's one of the only doctors, and I've seen a lot, who takes time and truly tries to help.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Craciun, is the only person who has taken the time to listen to me and my issues and find out what the best course of action is. He is a great man an a great Dr. glad I found him

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

expeirence with Dr. Craciun has always been good.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr Craciun Dr is always kind and respectful. He is knowledgeable when answering questions or explaining treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Very conscientious MD who genuinely cares about his patients

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Of all my doctors, Dr Craciun is my favorite provider. He explains things in a manner easy to understand and maes me feel comfortable with the explanation.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

the doctor is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I have been with Dr. Cracium since 2006. He saved my life

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

dr Craciun attentive to my questions. anette very helpful in scheduling follow up appointments

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

I feel he is very thorough when addressing my concerns. He seems very prepared when he walks in the room.I feel good knowing that I have a really knowledgeable doctor. sometimes a little hard to understand, but I am very happy that I have a grip on my concerns. My everday goals have been much easier to accomplish since I've started seeing him. I am very happy with my Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

I am fortunate to be a patient in Dr. Craciun's office.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Craciun is a very concerned, compassionate Dr. He is #1 in my book. His nurse is amazing. Blessed to have them for my medical care.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Craciun is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. C. is the best. Always throughly explains what's going on and gives options for care if there are any.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Craciun is always very respectful, professional and answers all of my many questions. He provided visual and verbal information. Looking at my x rays myself was very helpful..

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Craciun is an excellent doctor! He was very considerate and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Craciun is a very patient, compassionate, respectful doctor. He is very informed, and listens to my questions and needs. I feel very honored to have him as my neurologist.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Having had my share of health issues, my appointment with Dr. Craciun was the best doctor visit I experienced in a long time. Dr. Craciun was very knowledgeable and experienced. His explanations were understandable. I have full faith in Dr. Craciun and would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr was good diognos thanks

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Cracium is aware and is knowledgeable about my problems, very helpful with my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr craciun is amazing and I always have a great experience in his office

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

great doctor and a very sincere person

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr.Craciun is the most caring doctor .He takes the time needed to really listen and he is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Craciun is awesome. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Best experience is always with Dr Craciun and his staff!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Cracian is a wonderful doctor if it wasn't for him I'd still be going to other doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Everyone and the Doctor made me feel safe and protected by being so careful with protocols.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Craciun is an awesome Dr!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Great doctor and staff as well. He he treated me for many years and is do a good job for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Crasiun was outstanding! He actually cared and took notes! Very through! I feel lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I had fallen outside the building going into the appointment. Dr Craciun went over and above to help me. Due to their help, I was able to get X-rays and the staff was able to find my glasses I lost outside from the fallThe actual appoint was thorough and everything was explained.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr.Craciun is one of the most respected and completely wonderful Drs of my time and he is fantastic individual and I want him at the Cleveland clinic FOREVER AND EVER

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

As always Dr Craciun is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Craciun is very kind and caring, and obviously relates well to his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Craciun is the best. I highly recommend him to others. I never want to see him retire.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Craciun is always friendlt and anxious to answer any questions and address any concerns,

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr craciun is by far an above an excellent neurologist! he has taken care of me very well for the last 10 years through my navigating autoimmune disease and life. Thank you for him!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Craciun is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Great receptionist, fantastic nurses and Dr Craciun has a wonderful bedside manner. He listens and helps. I had no diagnosis in 3 years. Met him and had a diagnosis in 3 minutes. He saved my life and my sanity.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Typically see Dr. Craciun twice a year, never an issue scheduling these appts. If I need to see Dr. Craciun sooner obtaining an appt has not been an issue!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

What I always notice 1st is Dr. Craciun makes it a point to wash his hands immediately after coming into the room, and before he leaves.I believe there has always been a Team Approach' to my care with Dr. Craciun. Have always felt my best interest was #1! If a test was to be scheduled, change in medication, or a new medication added, it has always been reviewed to my satisfaction. As a side note: Dr. Craciun's humor always keeps me relaxed and I appreciate it!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

The best example of CCF's desire for Patients 1st!' Recommend to others? Currently, from my recommendations, 2 brothers and my daughter are patients of Dr. Craciun.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Craciun is always professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr Craciun always is top class, he spends his time with his patients not just typing on the computer, he listens and cares for his patients, I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I am very happy with the services I receive from Dr.Vraciun and his associates.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

My experience with my visit with Dr Cracium was great.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Craciun is phenomenal. His staff is also very helpful!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr Craciun listens, understands and gives medical suggestions for my treatment

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