Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
West Valley Medical Building
Primary Location

West Valley Medical Building


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Circulation Problems
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Emad Nukta, MD

Emad Dean Nukta MD, is staff Interventional Cardiologist at Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, and endovascular medicine. . As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Nukta has a special interest in complex coronary, as well as carotid and peripheral interventions.

A native of Syria, Dr. Nukta received his medical degree from Damascus University. He spent the last two years of his medical school in rotating internship at Queen University of Belfast, University of Glasgow, and University of Birmingham (UK).  He completed his residency in internal medicine at Lutheran Medical Center. He went to Dayton to complete his fellowship in Cardiology at Wright State University, Dayton Ohio. He finished his Interventional cardiology training at University of Geneva (Switzerland) under Dr. Bernhard Meier (The pioneer of angioplasty procedure). He was in private practice of interventional cardiology on the Westside of Cleveland since 1990. He is considered a large volume operator of interventional complex, high risk cases, in cardiac and peripheral procedures, on the Westside of Cleveland.  He introduced and pioneered several of the new innovative procedures, and drugs to Fairview Hospital. He was the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Fairview Hospital, and  Cleveland Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2014 as a staff interventional cardiologist.

Dr. Nukta has been involved as principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials related to new devices, stents and drugs for interventional cardiology, including carotid stenting. Several of these drugs and devices are currently used in this field. He has been invited to present results of his research at national symposia and conferences.

He is author and co-author of more than 20 articles and abstracts in the field of his research. Dr. Nukta is Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, Society of Cardiovascular  Angiography and Intervention, and Society of endovascular Medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Geneva
Interventional Cardiology
Geneva, Switzerland,

Fellowship - Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals
Cardiovascular Disease
Dayton, OH USA

Residency - Lutheran Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Damascus University
Damascus, Syria

Professional Highlights

  • Director, 2007-2013  Interventional Cardiology, Fairview Hospital
  • Director, 1996- 2015 Cleveland Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  • President, 2012-2014 Westside Cardiology Associates


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Complex coronary interventions, carotid interventions, and peripheral interventions.

Awards & Honors

  • 1994 Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2014 Physician of the Year, 25 years of service


  • American College of Cardiology
  • America Society of Vascular Medicine
  • Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/1/2019, Dr. Nukta 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

252 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

As always, my experience with Dr Nukta was positive. He takes the time to explain what he's doing, what I need to do, and the care I need on-going. He made a referral (which I, admittedly, should have taken care of a long time ago) to a GP. I'm grateful for his attention to detail with my care. His "bedside manner" is exceptional. The staff was pleasant as usual and my experience was (again) extremely positive.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

he is my favorite doctor

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I just love Dr. Nukta he shows so much concern about you and keeps it plain and makes sure that you understand everything that is going on with you as his patient.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Having Dr. Nukta in my corner ( 25 + years ) and counting , my cup runneth over !!! Many thanks .

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr. Nutka is an outstanding Physician. I have been a patient of Dr. Nutka for over twenty years and have found the level of service provided to be excellent. Dr. Nutka is one health provider that is consistently concern with the health of his patients. I personally believe that Dr. Nutka is an outstanding Doctor and an even more outstanding human being. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Nutka to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

very comfortable with doctor. great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Nukta always explains what is happening and listens to my questions and provides easy to understand answers

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Nukta is always keen to collaborate with electrocardiogists when there are special concerns with my arythmia.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019


Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Nutka is friendly, and very responsive to questions or concerns. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Nukta is very engaging. We had a nice conversation regarding medication prices and he remembered I am a pharmacist. He casually mentioned there was a slight change in my EKG so we should do a stress test just to make certain all was fine. His tone was not concerned so I felt comforted that it will all be fine.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

The patient should be asked which medications that needed to be refilled. Dr. Nukta automatically refilled two of my six medications without asking me, even though only one was his responsibility, the other being that of my endocrinologist. I told him that I only needed the one refilled.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

lack of response from Dr. Nukta's office about meds and new blood test.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Nukta to me is a very competent Dr. and I respect his advice. I follow his advice exactly.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

On the day of my appointment, Dr Nutka had concerns about my EKG , and immediately had me admitted to Kemper Cardiac Care at Fairview- Very proactive!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

This provider does not include me in discussions or ongoing treatment recommendations.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

The time from arrival to completion of Doctors exam exceptional, only delay occurred due to scheduling of tests ordered by doctor and making an appoint for a consult with another doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Ihave been seeing this physician since 1984...... If He and his staff were not good, I probably would not be here or at least not seeing this physician.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dean is the absolute and I consider him my doctor and friend

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

We especially like Dr. Nutka and his upfront conversations.

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