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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

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

See publications for Emad Nukta, MD.

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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 5/20/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

223 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 4.6
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Doctor is very professional and knows the answers to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

He's a very quiet doctor, doesn't really speak to me unless there are concerns, just listens to my heart and lungs. I do trust him, heck, I had a heart attack already and he got me thru it!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Seeing Dr. Nukta is like going to see an old Friend. You feel relaxed. He is very Professional. My Brother has him for a Doctor too.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Everything about my appointment went very well. I had a very short wait to see the doctor and the staff was great.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Unlike his hospital bedside manner at Fairview Hosp, Dr Nukta's office manner on this day was very unengaged & hurried. In the hospital he was great! Showed empathy and was very engaged with me. Today, however; he was very different. Might've been a bad day. But he showed no genuine interest or concern for me. Didn't ask me questions. Seemed to only care about renewing Rx. Which, he did incorrectly and put in Rx for double the amount of medicine I take. Although he did correct it. Big no no!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Nutka is an outstanding Doctor. His patient care is second to none.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Nutka was great and took the time to answer all of our questions. He helped put me at ease prior to my upcoming bladder surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Doctor Nukta is the best

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Excellent- I like Dr. Nukta... He saved my life, can't say enough good things abut him.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

best heart doctor I've ever had!!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Nukta was very friendly and personable on my last visit I left the office feeling good about my appt and look forward to my next appt.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

I have recommended *Dr. Nukta to family who in turn have used his services and really liked his expertise and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Nukta spent less than 7 mins with me after being 45 mins behind schedule. Last year Dr. Nukta asked me to lose weight, I lost over 110 lbs and he didn't even mention it or provide me with an end goal for my weight loss.. In his defense I did not bring it up or ask any questions because I was in utter shock that he did not mention my progress.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Doctor Dean Nukta is someone who I trust and feel I can speak to openly. He is extremely kind, considerate and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

I feel very safe to know that I am in "Good Hands" at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctor Dean Nukta is extremely knowledgeable, very professional, helpful and a great person to discuss my health with. All Doctors should have his outgoing personality. Doctor Dean to me is like family. He shows his concern about my health.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr Nutka was very pleasant and friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr Nukta has been great, which is why I continue to utilize him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

very good doctor

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Nikita, listens, explains things in a layman's terms.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

highly recommend this doctor

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020


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