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 School - 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 School - 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

381 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 4.8
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

49 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Craciun included me in decision making re: my health, medications.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr Craciun is a great doctor who listens to you and explains everything in detail, in a way you can understand.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr. C. is always very helpful and concerened about my other health issues. He gives me info. that I don't get anywhere else.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

My waiting time to get in to see the doctor was 30 minutes past my appt. time. Then while in the exam room, I waited again for an add'l 40 minutes, and I was in discomfort due to my severe peripheral neuropathy. No one came in to tell me what the delay was due to.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Craciun is a wonderful, professional, caring doctor, and he is always so friendly and caring about my health problem.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Appointments with this provider are booked far in advance.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Craciun was very caring and I never felt rushed. He did a good job of explaining things.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

very nice Dr. acted like he truly cared

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr. Craciun is the only doctor I've seen all this time that's taken a serious look into my medical problems. I am very grateful to him. He's found things that no any other doctor cared to look at.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr Craciun is extremely busy and getting a follow-up for my sleep study was not as quickly scheduled was either of us had wanted.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Kim, Dr. Craciun's assistant is excellent and a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

I am very pleased with my sleep apnea Dr. he is very knowledgeable in his trade & has a great doctor patient relationship. I would not swap him for anyone else

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

As usual when I see this Dr I had a very good visit. He explains things in an easy to understand way. He has a great Dr patient manner.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Craciun is an amazing doctor, he listens, I believe he cares, he doesn't rush you, he explains what is going on, he is incredibly smart. I have recommended him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

The doctor is wonderful but it's very hard to get an appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr Craciun makes sure I know I am a vital part of the decision regarding my treatment

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Doctor and his staff were very kind and caring.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Difficult to make all judgement because this was the first time I saw this Dr.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

a wonderful doctor and compassionate staff

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

both my wife and myself see Dr.Cracium we both feel that he is a caring individual and we enjoy our time with him

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

Dr. Craciun is an outstanding neurologist. He is the only doctor who has helped with my pain. I know he cares about me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. Craciun always explains what is going on with my health. He makes sure I understand what is going on, and asks if it is ok with me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Kim Smith is an awesome MA. She makes me feel comfortable. Listens to my questions and concerns. Explains what the doctor wants done. Always look forward to seeing her and Dr. Craciun.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

nursing staff in Dr. Craciun's office is great as is Dr Craciun. He is kind and caring and a great listener.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Craciun is a wonderful physician. He has gone above and beyond to try and help me with my medical condition.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Craciun is awesome and I think that is why it is so hard to get an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

I waited in an exam room by myself for over 40 minutes. The doctor finally came in and talked to me for 5 minutes and that was it. I was pretty upset. Nothing important was addressed at all.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Craciun is courteous and kind. He always includes me in decision making about my headaches and knows my history.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Dr. Craciun is most knowledgeable and has "infinite" patience. He is most kind and has a genuine concern for his patients. He is perhaps the smartest person that I know, besides my husband. I am honored to be in the care of Dr. Craciun. Please treat him with the utmost respect. I do!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Craciun is very professional and an extremely well learned man! In addition, he is a very caring, kind and comforting physician when the need arises. He never rushes through our appointments and always makes sure we understand each other. Dr. Craciun is not a ten but a twenty!!!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Craciun is very careful to listen and consider my concerns. He is thorough in explaining any changes to my care.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Cracian shows great concern and willingness ti find solutions and treatments that are appropriate and beneficial to improving my condition and ailments.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

Dr Craciun has always taken the time to explain test results, etc. Answer questions, never felt rushed, or that I was just number. You know he is really listening and truly cares about his patients. Can't say that for most doctors anymore.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Craciun has always told me what was happening with me and addressed each problem immediately.

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