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 2/3/2019, 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

209 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Good experience. Dr. N. very efficient and kindly

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

*Dr. Nicolacakis is excellent! She treats my asthma & sinus problems very well & is concerned for my overall health!!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

*Dr. Nicolacakis is excellent! Her nursing was very caring & coordinated with her.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

dr Nicolacakis is very kind and very professional. Not all doctors put those 2 words together. She is very special.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

*Dr. Nicolacakis is the only physician that was able to or even tried to fix my problem. She is a fantastic doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Doctor was outstanding: attentive, answered my questions, addressed my concerns

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Nicolacakis has followed up with me via My Chart.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr Nicolacakis is an outstanding provider. she is kind, compassionate, listens and helps one understand what their medical problem is and best treatment plan would be. She is patient with questions and empathetic . I am most grateful for the care that she has provided to myself and to my family. She is beyond outstanding!

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Excellent Physician!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019


Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

dr n is very engaging with me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

I felt that my provider was very efficient and knowledgable, yet she was kind and caring. Excellent visit

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

I had a good experience people are friendly helpful kind Dr was very good

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Outstanding physician, she cares so much for her patients,communicates quickly with me thru MY CHART if I need help. She communicates with my other physicians when needed and they agree on proper treatments that I need. The pulmonary department from nurses, staff and physicians are a World Class team!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Very efficient, met me as I came in to the waiting area, I did not even sit down. As soon as preliminary check in with nurse Dr. Nicholakakis came in and my check up began.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

an out standing Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

This the first timeI saw Dr Nicolacakis. I was in hospital w/double pneumonia. I will see her in a month. after tests.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

This the first time I saw this doctor

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

dr nick is the best dr I have seen at the clinic

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr Nic is just plain great! She is one of the very best physicians I have seen in my long life.

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