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)
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI USA

Internship - Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, MD USA

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

Professional Highlights

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


  • Neurology

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

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As of 7/11/2018, 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.

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* 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

438 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. A. Craciun is a good physician and a popular one. He is very busy so his schedule fills extremely fast!!! His appts. sometimes are booked 6-9 months ahead. The assistants are very professional when dealing with this.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Craciun is great returning emails and is easy to talk to about any problems.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

he's a wonderful doctor with many patients, sometimes it's hard to get an appointment because he's booked for 6 months st a time.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Craciun has been wonderful since the day I got diagnosed with epilepsy. Every time I see him I feel like I'm in good hands and I know he actually cares about me.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Cracian is a competent, caring physician.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr Craciun is the best doctor ever show so much compassion listen to you trying everything to make me feel better

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Explains everything well, answered all questions. Very courteous and respectful. Knows his stuff! My favorite doctor at the Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I love *Dr. Craciun & his "entire" staff every one is very caring, goes the extra mile to help.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Craciun is the sweetest Dr. I've ever seen! However, I wish I could understand him better.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Craciun always is caring. and he cares about my whole well-being. He does not pressure you and he listens. As far as his office, I talked to a receptionist & left a message for Dr. Craciun on something I wanted to tell him. She was very kind. Dr. Craciun did not have to call me, but he did. I appreciate his extra care.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Craciun Always listens and explains things till you understand them

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

love Dr. Craciun. he always takes his time and really listens.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

I've never met a doctor, who is so passionate about their job. He wants to help me and I'm confident that he will.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

I trust Dr. Cracian completely with my health.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Craciun is the best.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Craciun is fabulous.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Craciun doesn't listen - he just wants to get the patient in and out, it's very frustrating.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

I have the highest respect possible for this doctor's abilities in all areas of patient care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Craciun is very knowledgeable with POTS and thinks outside of the box to provide me with the best care possible!! I wish other medical professionals could learn from from him.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Craciun is amazing!!!!!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Craciun, Hands Down the Most Compassionate and Caring physician I have ever had the privilege of partnering with is Simply AMAZING (and Second to None!) His empathy is communicated in a Multiplicity of Veral and Nonverbal means, while his breath of knowledge is apparently So Vast.....

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Cracian is very thorough and answers all questions

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Craciun is very caring and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I love seeing Dr Craciun. He is very caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Craciun and his Staff are EXCELLENT! I always get immediate response when I contact the office. Everyone is professional, knowledgeable and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Craciun gets 25 gold stars for his expertise, compassion, skills and for going above and beyond for his patients! He is fully involved in his patients' care and communicates directly with them.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Craciun for over 20 years because he is THE BEST! I have referred him to a few people, including my mother who will be seeing him in June.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Craciun is very responsive to MyChart messages. His staff has always responded quickly and efficiently.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Craciun has been amazing in his efforts to help me find answers to decade-old problems. He is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

appointment with the actual doctor was very short. no explanation of my condition was provided. had to ask specifically about what symptoms to look out for and was still not provided with a thorough response. was told not to get dehydrated but no explanation as to why this is important in relation to any neurological conditions.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Cracium has been an excellent physician in providing care to my father in law. he has managed his Parkinson's disease very carefully. His quality of life has improved tremendously since we have been under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

My Dr. is great very polite and always does good for me!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Thank you Dr Craciun for your help with everything very much appreciate best neurologist and sleep doctor there is at the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

dr Craciun is one of the best doctors I know and that I go to. he really cares about his patients and listens to them

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Craciun immensely. He is incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable. Hands down, my favorite doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr Craciun was absolutely wonderful. He took his time with me and explained things in a way I would understand. You should have more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

I really like my doctor he is very thorough he makes all my appointments and make sure my insurance covers everything you cannot ask for better so I give him 820 if I could

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Craciun to several people. He is my favorite doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

After seeing Dr Craciun I would not go to another in his field. I think he is the best and great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Cracian is a very thorough and considerate person and of course knowledgeable

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

The world needs more doctors like Dr. Craciun! I have never left his office with questions, worries or concerns. He listens and is always willing to try anything I feel will help my situation. He truly, truly cares about his patients and I am extremely thankful for him. He has given me a new outlook on a happy, pain free life! I recommend him all the time!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

My Dr. has always been respectful and showed me his concern for my well being. Dr.has always answered my questions and has never made me feel rushed,had time to listen to me and answered my concerns without making me feel like I was wasting his time like I had been made to feel with a previous Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

I have nothing negative to say about my Dr. or his staff..

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

I was very happy with Dr Craciun. He was very kind and made me feel like he was really concerned about how frustrated I've become with my illnesses I have been dealing with. I didn't feel like like I was just a number with all these issues and he made me feel he's going to get to the bottom of my illnesses. The staff he has is very polite and helpful, they explained things to me so I can understand and they are patient.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Best Doctor very thorough

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Craciun for over 20 years he is by far the best doctor I've ever had he is very considerate very compassionate and the very best at what he does I can never thank him enough for all that he's done for My family and I.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I felt very special. *Dr. Craciun himself came to the waiting area to get me. I was very impressed with that and I love his bedside manner. He is very brilliant and he covered everything.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I felt very at ease and was very comfortable with *Dr. Craciun and everyone I met. They were wonderful. It wasn't like a first time visit. It seemed like I knew them for years.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr Crucian was excellent...listened to me, asked pertinent questions incl family history. I liked him quite a bit

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr Craucian is a wonderful physician who truly cares about his patients. He is always very prompt to answer me on the portal! Kim his assistant is the best ! Always has a smile no matter how bad the day is .

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Craciun is amazing. He has been able to help me figure out what is happening when others couldn't.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr.Craciun is a wonderful caring,understanding Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Visiting Dr Craciun is always a great experience. I love him and his staff! Willing to wait for openings...he books out far, but that's because everyone loves him

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr Craciun is a very good physician. He listens and requests tests as he feels are needed.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

ive seen dr craciun for many years and he is so knowledgeable and explains everything very clearly.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Always have had an excellent experience with this physician, staff, and office in general.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

He is very compassionate, very throughl , very good physician. Answered all my questions and helping me through my situation. He's great!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Always excellent professional care! Always listens to me and my concerns and follows up on them. Best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Craciun is AWESOME!!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Highly recommend Dr. Craciun for his knowledge and thoroughness He explained several things to me that I had never been informed of about my disease

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

Best Dr I ever saw at the clinic in 20 years! Dr Craciun is very respectful and great at explaining all that he is doing or recommending!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Craciun for over 20 years. He is THE BEST! He is the reason I am going to a Cleveland Clinic facility, I followed him here!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Craciun is the best neurologist I have ever seen! I feel confident that he will be able to help me with my medical issues. He is very knowledgeable and has insight that no other physician has had.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

dr craciun is a great doctor! I would wait as long as necessary to see him!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

answering of phone and wait time is awful! someone needs to address this! just getting connected to doctor office is 20 min wait time. unhappy about that

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr Craciun allows me to help in my treatment options.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Craciun is great at answering his e-mail when I have questions or issues! He is such a caring and great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

dr Craciun is the best physician I've ever seen. he is caring thorough and answers my questions on any medical issue whether or not neurological (or refers me to somebody who can). he sees patients in solon and independence. solon is much closer but independence staff is much better. I drive the extra miles because the support system there is so much better. my primary are doc left the clinic. it took me years to find him. the docs who have been strongly recommended by my family and friends aren't taking new patients. this is an issue for me and I have enough health issues where my primary care doc needs to be one who I feel I have opportunity to develop same type of relationship. not happy about this. Craciun is trying to help me.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

He is a very busy Dr. so I can never get appointment as soon as I would want. I am just grateful he has continued to practice medicine.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Dr. Craciun is a great Doctor to me. He cares and takes the time to ask questions in case I have forgotten something.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

I have always had a good experience here at this office with Dr. Craciun's team

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Cruciun and I found him to be very thorough and informative about my condition. He was knowledgeable about my symptoms and suggested some options for me to try.

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