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 5/5/2020, 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

207 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

love dr Nukta and office

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Doc was professional, concerned and very helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

doctor was fabulous he saved my life another hospital basically sent me home to die

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Nukta was very profession and caring a usual.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

audio didn't work but DR called on regular phone connection for the audio

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

*Dr. Gaitam Shah is exceptional. Very dedicated to his responsibilities & always open to my questions & concerns.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Nukta is very concerned and careful.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr.Nutka is great!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Would recommend Dr. Nukta any/every time.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Nukta was thorough with the video visit and answered all my questions to my utmost satisfaction, so as the staff members.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Nutka answered all my questions and concerns. Made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

the very best provider

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr Nukta contacted me the day after my procedure and took all the time required to answer all my questions and concerns. Both Dr Nukta and his staff did provide me the best possible care I could have expected.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

I recommend Doctor Nukta as a physician because I have worked with him as a nurse at Fairview and respected him there as another professional in medicine. Now I respect him as my own cardiologist.he listens to me and That is a plus and something I want from all physicians.the entire staff at Westside Cardiology are kind and patient. that's World Class Care

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr Nukta. always listens to understand not just to respond. Always answers with a complete explanation to make sure that I completely aware of where we are and where we're going with my medical care!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Nukta is always friendly. He has helped me for 29 years. I feel safe with the doctor's recommendation.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I have only good experiences at Dr. Nutka's office.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

dr nukta is a great provider.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

The provider spent less than two minutes with physical assessment, listening to symptoms, and discussing plan. The provider was focused on charting in the computer rather than providing a thorough assessment and discussion of patient's symptoms and medical management. The provider was also so fast that he was already onto his third patient just while we were scheduling the next visit.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. is very patient oriented & that's what is important

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Nukta is an excellent caring Doctor! I have total confidence in him!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

dr nukta is outstanding

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

best physicians office

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Everyhone at Doctor E. Dean Mukta are extremely helpful, kind and polite

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Doctor Mukta runs a very professional office where I expect nothing but the best treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I would recommended Doctor Mukta and his staff to anyone that wants a professional, kind, considerate and very knowledge Doctor to treat you. His staff is the best to work with.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Provider followed up by ordering prescription meds during appointment and was very professional in his examination.

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