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


  • 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 8/22/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

466 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

128 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Craciun is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

LOVED this doctor!!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I just love this doctor!!!! The nurses who work with him are so friendly - it's a pleasure to go to see him

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Very compassionate Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Craciun was outstanding in every way. Spent almost an hour with me, thoroughly explaining my problem and listening to my descriptions and concerns

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Craciun is exceptional!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

I love him to death and he taught my Lupus MD in medical school at The Ohio state university!. It is a small world.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Craciun is a caring and extremely knowledgeable physician in his specialty. He listens to your concerns, provides feedback, presents options with risks and benefits and lets the patient make decisions. He includes his patients in the treatment process.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

For me, there is no one like Dr. Craciun! He has seen me in my good times and bad, and always makes me feel better. He is the best example of what a CCF physician should be.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Truly is the best doctor I have seen!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

it appears that Dr Craciun's calendar is quite busy and not easy to select a day and time.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

This was my first visit and Dr Craciun spent a good amount of time with me.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

*Dr. Craciun has provided care for me for at least 10 yrs. I have come to value his opinion.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr Craciun listened carefully, and read the notes I brought with me. He addressed my concerns with thorough explanations. He laid out a plan of care with which I was satisfied. I know if anything else comes up, I can easily reach him through MyChart.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I would be happy to encourage others to seek care from this provider.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

very good doctor and nurse was so kind

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Outstanding Doctor who is overloaded with patients! During my first visit problem were disused, Doctor/Patient relationship was established and Doctor Craciun prescribed number of test. All test were completed in a few weeks. I was very upset to find that follow up appointment is available over 6 month to review bad test results and determine treatment. This is not acceptable for patient who need follow up appointment as/as.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

wonderful dr.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Craciun is DEFINITELY a TOP doc!! He discusses all aspects of my condition with me, recommends treatment plans and asks what I would like to do. He listens to any concerns, answers all questions and reassures me when I'm upset and worried. Dr. Craciun explains all test results, immediately contacts me once I've had tests or procedures so I'm not wondering about my medical state.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

DR. talks very politely and is very well mannered.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Craciun is absolutely wonderful, he looks at my whole medical situation and not just my post concusion syndrome/POTS (which is what he is managing) when making decisions. He is WELL worth the trip from Michigan to see...we very much appreciate his care!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr Craucian in a wonderful provider and he have demonstrated care and concern for my care for years.l feel blessed to have him as one of my primary providers

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I would wait 2 years for an appointment with Dr. Craciun. He is absolutely the best, most intuitive doctor I've ever been blessed with

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Craciun is a very skilled listener and was able to address all the problems we had. He is very thorough in his evaluations and had a good plan to treat my father in law.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Very respectful Doctor. Little old and new school . I was able to tell him everything in one sitting . And he was able to put it all together . No frustration appointment

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. was very professional and polite. Great job. Thanks

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I am alive today because of Dr. Craciun, I recommend him to anyone seeking care.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. is very congenial. xoxoxo He takes time to make sure you und

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Craciun is a truly nice caring man!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

dr wanted to see me in 6 months, could not get appt till 9 months

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Craciun is one of the best doctors I've ever had! could write the book on bedside manner and dealing with patients.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

l love Dr Craciun

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

always wonderful experiences with Dr.Cracian.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Craciun is competent, efficient and caring, all at the same time. He is a wonderful Dr. and man.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Again as I have already stated Dr C has tried so hard to get me help , His degree of knowledge and believing my condition is truly comforting but we (Dr C and myself ) Haven't been able to get the right Dr for what I have to get control of what is causing my pain

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

My experience with Dr. Craciun is very good

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Craciun had wanted me to come back in six months, but I had to wait almost eight months.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

I followed Dr. Craciun to Cleveland Clinic because of his excellent care. I will follow him again should he ever move! He is the Best according to the Doctor that referred me to him over 20 years ago!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

love this doctor very good

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Cracium could not be better at listening and understanding my issues and investigating and finding solutions to help me feel better. He has uncovered a number of autoimmune problems that no one else before him ever diagnosed. He is thorough and I respect his judgment and appreciate very much his kind and patient manner. I tell other people all the time how wonderful he is and how lucky I am that I found him!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I find Dr. Craciun easy to talk to, professional, and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Exceptional I was in great pain and the receptionist got me in to see Dr. Cracian within one hour.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Cracian is an exceptional physician. He was very thorough in his examination and he answered my multiple questions thoroughly. He is a 5 Star professional. Many Thanks!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr Craciun requested I come back in 6 months but the first available appointment was 8 months out.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

dr. and nurse are terrific

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

very thorough exam for second opinion. Dr & staff were pleasant & courteous. Dr knowledgeable & explained condition thoroughly & appropriate treatments.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

dr craciun changed my life. and only for the better. by diagnosis my sleep apnea and prescribing a cpap my general health and well being improved 100 percent. I owe my new life to doctor craciun and his staff for everything they have done for me. I cannot thank them enough for all they are doing for me.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

again dr craciun is super. the change in my life after his diagnosis and treatment made a world of difference for me. thank you doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Outstanding doctor, analytical, compassionate and results oriented. I am blessed to have him as my doctor. I offer the highest recommendations.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Craciun's for close to 20 years. He is a very pleasant doctor who listens to me and has taken excellent care of me.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I see the Doctor once a year preferably in the Spring. I could not schedule my next appt as the computer program doesn't allow you to schedule outside of a year. My beef is with the program limitation, not the staff or Doctor. I will mark my calendar to make an appt for the Spring of 2001.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Craciun is an excellent physician!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr was booked far in advance.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Cracion is the most caring, excellent doctor I have.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I am still in misery no relief. Keep telling me see a doctor that you cannot get a appointment with until 2020

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

The Provider is not hearing me I am still where I was before my appointment

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Recommended *Dr. C to my friend and she loved him.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

I have already recommended 1 friend that now goes to Dr.Cracuin and I am also recommending my daughter to go to him

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Craciun is the primary reason that I have chosen to continue my care with the Clinic. He is phenomenal and I have never met a specialist who takes so much time with his patients. I trust Dr. Craciun, and I know that he has my well-being and best interests in mind when he treats me. I have referred several friends to him so that they can receive treatment for their MS.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Craciun to several individuals.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Cracuin and his staff have always been very responsive to my needs

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

the only problem is that he's so busy you can't make a follow up appointment for when he wants to see you. he's such an awesome doctor that his pt load is so large he just can't accommodate us all.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Craciun. he has diagnosed me, provided a treatment plan and provides continual support. I would recommend him to anyone I loved.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

best Dr I have had in my lifetime: great diagnostician, extremely considerate of my needs, spent as much time as was needed to answer all questions, extremely thorough. I hope he doesn't retire for many yrs.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

No complaints! I love the CCF and I adore Dr. Craciun!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Give Dr. Craciun a raise so he will never retire!! He is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Craciun is the best doctor I've ever been blessed with. Never have I left his office with questions or feeling like I was rushed thru my appointment. he always goes above and beyond to address any/all concerns..

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr Craciun was amazing. I truly feel it was divine intervention that brought me to his office. He took all of my symptoms very seriously and treated me with the utmost respect and concern. I truly felt like I was in the best possible hands and getting the best possible care. Thank you to this wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Craciun for over 20 years he is a very caring and compassionate physician! I have referred him to many friends and family and they all feel the same as I do !!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

*Dr. Craciun is the best. Explained his plan and made sure I was comfortable with everything.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Craciun is outstanding. He never rushed you along and always takes as much time as is necessary. He is a credit to your organization. I told my father in law about him and he now uses him and is very pleased.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Craciun is the best !

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Craciun was very professional, kind and compassionate. The receptionist went out of her way to schedule my tests so I could get them done in one visit since I don't live in the area.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

I don't feel that Dr Craciun was really listening to me. He had prescribed an auto-PAP machine approx. six months ago to attempt to improve an undiagnosed sleep disorder that has caused extreme insomnia for literally my whole life. It took more than 20 years to get a medical professional to believe me, and 13 years later, I still don't feel like my treatment is going anywhere. Not only did auto-PAP NOT improve my quality of sleep, it in fact made it even more difficult to fall sleep, and would wake me at least once a night which had never been an issue before. I told him this, and said it was time to try something else. He flatly stated that there was 'nothing he could do for me' if I refused to continue the auto-PAP. I had to tell him three times that it was making things worse before he would even brought up another option, and stated that I would have to have a new titration study. If he continues to dismiss my input I will be forced to find a new doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Craciun has always been prompt and thoughtful

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Craciun. He gave me confidence that he would get to the bottom of my symptoms that I have had for five years.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Craciun is an amazing doctor! He is very knowledgeable in his field, explains everything well and is thorough. He is also extremely kind and considerate to the patient's needs and feelings.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Craciun has been my doctor for over 20 years and he has always been the very best! I've been extremely lucky to have him as a doctor, he saved my life. I am glad he is at the Clinic because I know I'm getting the absolute best care in the world. Thank you Dr. Craciun for always taking such good care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

*Dr. Craciun is a very good Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr Craciun is wonderful. I have complete trust in him. Grateful for his experience, knowledge and caring attitude.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

dr Cracium is the best not only does he conduct a thorough exam he takes the time to get to know you which I and my wife appreciate

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Craciun is one of the best Drs I have ever known, when no one else could figure things out he does, and he treats me with respect, by not sitting and typing on the computer the whole time like other clinic Drs do.

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

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

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 2, 2019

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

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 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.

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