Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Greek
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
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About Kathrin Nicolacakis, MD

Dr. Nicolacakis is a Staff physician in the Pulmonary Department of the Respiratory Institute since early 2010.  She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and a diplomat in pulmonary 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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA

Additional Training

  • Certifications:Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease

Professional Highlights

  • Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland/MetroHealth Medical CenterPulmonary Critical Care MedicineCleveland, OH USA,1995
  • Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals,Internal Medicine,Columbus, OH USA,1992
  • Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health,Columbus, OH USA,1989
  • Undergraduate - Purdue University,West Lafayette, IN USA,1985


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, emphysema, histoplasmosis, lung cancer, pulmonary disease

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America since 2011


  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/4/2020, Dr. Nicolacakis 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

128 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

I am so glad to have Dr. Nicklocakis as my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr Nick is the best Always has your best interest at heart ( even when you don't)

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I think Dr Nick is the best

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

not in a rush-explains so I understand-genuinely cares about your wellbeing-one of the best doctors I ever had

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Nicolacakis is one of the best doctors I have ever had. I feel like she really cares and takes the time that is needed with me.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Nicolacakis is extremely professional, a great listener, kind, and very thorough.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

she is my favorite doctor she assume she is so down to earth person she is a total perfectionel

Reviewed on May 5, 2020 the best that's why i recommed her to all my friends

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

The assistant told me that the doctor would call. She did call and ask if I could FaceTime her , I said yes. I like face to face.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

this experience was very good because this physician wanted to see me and scheduled the appt. but I have had terrible experiences in the past with scheduling, wait times and physicians. I love this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Doctor was very nice. was very happy to meet her and hear what she had to say regarding my health.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr is very attentive and listens to you and answers all your questions. She is knowledgeable and explains everything in great detail.i feel very confident in her ability to treat me.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I thought my doctor focused on everything I had to say & was wonderfully caring & helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I was made to feel like the Dr. was working for the pharmacists more than me even after I told her I couldn't afford what she was pushing. she still insisted.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Liked the way Dr. Nic expressed her concerns about my issues. She was easy to understand and very caring.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

very good Dr. ! shows genuine concern for over all health

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

One of the best doctors ever!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

when I had a reaction to my flu shot I was concerned and called her office and was pleased that she returned my call immediately. That's a good doctor.

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