Department Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Spirometry
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Asthma Causes & Triggers
  • Breathing Complaints
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Bronchiolitis, Pediatric
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Pediatric Airway Disorders
  • Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis/conjunctivitis
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pediatric Asthma, Occupational
  • Pediatric Bronchiolitis
  • Pediatric Croup
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Radiation Fibrosis - Lung
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Respiratory Viruses
  • Rheumatic Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Sinusitis - Acute
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
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Biography

About Nathan Kraynack, MD

Nathan C. Kraynack, M.D. was appointed to Cleveland Clinic Children’s in 2013 to the Department of Pediatrics ND Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant and Pediatric Lung Transplant Programs. 

He has been board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonary medicine. He cares for children and young adults with all forms of pediatric lung conditions such as asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic lung disease of prematurity, chronic respiratory failure, and those children requiring technological assistance to breathe effectively. In particular, he has a keen interest in children with Cystic Fibrosis, other forms of bronchiectasis, end stage lung disease and those requiring or having had a lung transplant.

Serving as the head of a large accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center for almost ten years, he has a wealth of experience in caring for these patients with their complex medical needs. He and his team realized that inconsistent care for this condition across Cystic Fibrosis Care Center was prevalent and may be contributing to variable outcomes1. Heading a multidisciplinary team of caregivers, his team developed standardized protocols for cystic fibrosis care that had not previously been used and were associated with dramatic improvement in patient outcomes at their center2. These protocols have since been adopted at other care centers nationally and internationally on at least three continents. His passion for standardized care has extended to nutritional protocols for patients with cystic fibrosis, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, inpatient management for patients with cystic fibrosis, asthma, and those patients with chronic respiratory failure and lung transplantation. 

Dr. Kraynack has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2009. He has been a principal investigator of translational research trials and a number of multicenter clinical trials for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  He is the Pediatric Representative for the Transplant Center Advisory Council at Cleveland Clinic. As an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University (Rootstown, OH), he is active in medical education of medical students and pediatric resident physicians.

An invited lecturer at national and international medical meetings, Dr. Kraynack is a recognized expert in the field of Cystic Fibrosis and the implementation of Quality Improvement programs to improve patient outcomes.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Rainbow, Babies & Children University Hospitals
Pediatric Pulmonology
Cleveland, OH USA
2003

Residency - Rainbow, Babies & Children University Hospitals
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA
1997

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
1993

Certifications

  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Pulmonology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/14/2019, Dr. Kraynack 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

66 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

I've been so impressed with the care and speed of return calls in Dr. Kraynack's office. Everyone is kind and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Kraynack has cared for my daughter exceptionally! His concern, availability, knowledge and attention have been unparalleled! my daughter is virtually symptom- free and I credit his care for that. I will always be indebted to him for helping us resolve her symptoms.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

greatest physician I've ever met. he takes care of my baby and looks out for what's best for his overall health. I have full trust in him that caden's cf is getting taken care of the absolute best we can

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

We asked several questions about the medication our child was prescribed and associated risks, and the Dr was thorough and very eager to answer our questions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

dr Kraynak is the best doctor in the world

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

very good doctor. Explained everything throughly. very good with our son couldn't have asked for anyone better.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr Kraynack is wonderful and helps us feel better about living with asthma. He's very knowledgeable and explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

DR. KRAYNACK IS THE BEST

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

loved Dr Kraynack! a wonderful man and doctor. very knowledgeable and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. K has been very impressive. We really value and respect him.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

*Dr. Kraynack was by far one of the BEST physicians we have ever worked w/at C.C. - he was informative, kind, patient - just overall AMAZING!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Kraynack took the time to ask my child about school and his interests. This was very important to us. He also answered all parent questions. Dr. Kraynack is a caring doctor who explains terms in easy to understand language.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I have recommended Dr Kraynack to numerous friends with kids with asthma

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr Kraynack is the best pediatric pulmanary doctor at the Clinic. He takes care of my daughter since in July. He goes above and beyond to help her. His explanations are understandable and detailed. I believe he tries everything to help our little ones. He is a great, kind doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr Kraynack is by far the best pediatric doctor! He is very knowledgeable, caring, and takes his time. He listens carefully, checks for understanding and is great with kids! My husband and I are confident in the care and direction he provides. Both our boys have been able to manage their asthma/allergies while under his care. We are grateful for this! We love his team too..... quick to respond, helpful and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr Kraynack is very supportive of this area of care. He listens carefully, weighs my concerns and then addresses thoughtfully and carefully letting me know both risks/benefits. He always informs me of his recommendations and how he'd care for them personally.

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