Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Stress Test
- 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
- Renal Angioplasty
- Renal Artery Stenting
- Rotational Atherectomy
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- 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
- Stent Restenosis
- Total Coronary Occlusions
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Geneva
Fellowship - Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals
Dayton, OH USA
Residency - Lutheran Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Damascus University
- 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
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
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220 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
20 Patient Comments
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.
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018
physician was an hour late and I was his first appointment of the day
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018
Dr. Nutka is a very professional doctor who always seems to be on top of my health issues. I believe he's saved my life more than once. A great doctor!
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018
Dr Nutka is a true professional and a very caring doctor. I am grateful to be a patient of his.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018
Dr. Nukta should take more time talking with and listening to his patients.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
Dr. Nukta has been my doctor for over ten years and I have no reason to change. He's very knowledgeable, frank and honest with me. I'm confident of my heart health in the future with him as my doctor.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
The doctor, his practice and his staff are all ways clean and helpful. There are to many doctors in Cleveland to tolerate anything less.
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018
Dr. Nutka is a gifted surgeon. He is equally adept in one on one Dr./Patient interaction. I'm fortunate to be in his care..The staff overall was pleasant, informative and attentive. My experience at this facility is always positive.
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018
Dr.Nukta is very competent; but lacks "bedside manor". Comes across a bit arrogant and not truly listening.
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018
The nicest MD office i have ever been in.
Reviewed on May 9, 2018
dr Nukta is speeding up his time with his patients, but seems lax and unconcerned about patient. I hardly had time to explain how my heart has been reacting in different situations. he breezed through my appointment to quickly move to the next. not satisfied with this. I am becoming less confident in his concern for my health. this is unfortunate since I think he is a good man and doctor.
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