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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

Cardiovascular Medicine

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Determination
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
View all 18 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
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 13 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

Residency - Lutheran Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

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 - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

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 4/26/2024, Dr. Nukta has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

229 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr. Nukta has always been outstanding

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr Nukta has been my doctor over 20 years. He is exceptional.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

She was the best she was the best

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Doctor Nukta is great

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Nukta is amazing! He explains everything very thoroughly and in terminology that you can understand. He is very sympathetic to not only the patient's concerns, but also the concerns of family members. I would recommend him to anyone needing a patient and caring cardiologist!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Nukta is just the best doctor anyone could hope for!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Nukta does not come across as a compassionate caregiver. He is knowledgeable, but not personable.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Nukta is the best physician I've encountered, very attentive and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I have known Dr. Nutka for a number of years. He was my husband's doctor and when I needed a specialist, I trust him with my care. This past year has been a bit of a roller coaster with my health care and I am confident that Dr. Nutka' s experience and expertise is the best way to invest in better health for myself.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Nutka is always professional and respectful of my comments and questions.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Nukta listened to my concerns and scheduled follow up test combining test appointments to run concurretly on the same day.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Nukta is an excellent Cardiologist. I've been a patient of his for over 25 years and could not be any more please with the care I have been provided. Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

All great excellent Doctor, great staff

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

I'm always treated very well with great respect, by all of the staff. And Dr. Nuka he's the best.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Been seeing Dr. Nukta for years, never any complaints.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I was told the doctor was at lunch and I was his first appointment when he returned. I waited 45 minutes. When he arrived I received no explanation or apology. Didn't seem concerned when I told him I had been in the emergency room a few months earlier, heart related. After listening to my heart he said I'll see you in a year, follow me. We walked to the appointment person, handed her my chart and walked away. No personality whatsoever. No manners. Fortunately I saw a cardiologist in the ER at St. John Westshore that I really liked. I will be switching to him.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr.nutka Was fantastic my heart is in his hands As it should be

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I have recommended Dr Nukta to others

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

It is always an easy process when scheduling the early appointments with Dr. Nutka

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Nutka is a good listener and is focused on my health and well-being

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

A good experience, as always, with Dr. Nukta and his Team.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

It is reassuring that if I am concerned with my health issues, I know I can rely on them to get me going in the right direction. If I did not trust this group with my health or other family member's health, we would have sought other professionals. We feel Dr. Nukta evaluates our health issues individually and closely monitors our progress.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Everyone I dealt with was very kind, polite and knowledgeable. Dr Nutka's knowledge and experience was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Nukta, is a very professional, caring Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Doctor N office staff is outstanding. I enjoyed sitting down and listening to Doctor N regarding my health. He is extremely kind, upfront and honest and makes me feelVery comfortable in his office. He is one of the best working for the Cleveland Clinic and his assistant is tops in my book. She is very well organized.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I've Been a patient of Dr Nukta for nearly twenty five years. I have alway found Dr. Nukta to be an outstanding Cardiologist. He Is caring and devoted to his patients health care.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Outstanding doctor, he listens to patients and provides lots of great advice

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr assured me that every thing looked good and Immediately scheduled next years annual checkup

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I have. Dr. Nuka is the best. His knowledge, his caring attitude is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Nukta is a very committed and caring doctor. His knowledge, skill and expertise saved my life when I was in the middle of a heart attack. He's my doctor!!!

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