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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183 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||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
7 Patient Comments
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.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018
Although he is obviously very busy, Dr. Nukta always takes time for pleasant conversation in addition to providing excellent medical care. Always a pleasure to be seen by him.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018
The doctor was aware ahead of time that I am profoundly hard ot hearing. However he talked only with a computer in front of his face. He did not speak so I could see him or hear him. My daughter relayed his comments to me.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018
I have always been treated with courtesy and kindness from Dr. Nukta and his staff. Dr. Nukta is by far the best cardiologist and he has always spent ample time with my visit. Everyone is extremely friendly. Ramona has always gone above and beyond with her service.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Nukta provided me with all the necessary tools for a successful recovery
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017
the medication prescribed was not covered by insurance. we still havent heard back on recommendations for next steps
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017
Dr Nukta was extremely helpful explaining my options for treatment as well as facilitating the appropriate tests.
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