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John Nakayama, MD

John Nakayama, MD



155 Ratings 41 Reviews


OB/GYN-Gynecologic Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Director, Robotic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center


  • Enhanced Recovery Protocols
  • Improve Patient Outcomes
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Patient Safety


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands Ste 1100

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.9 out of 5

155 Ratings

Patient Comments (41)

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
The doctor is my oncologist. He is wonderful. ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
What a great experience for such a scary diagnosis! I feel blessed to have this dr and his team! Thank you!

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
wonderful appointment with the physician, nurse, and appointment scheduler!!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
love Dr Nakayama. always so thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
overall good experience.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
best doctor

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Nakayama is one of the best doctors in the Cleveland area! He is so knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and thorough with patient care! The receptionist was very nice and nurses, too! ***, his scheduler, is very polite and conscientious! I had a great appointment!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. John Nakayama is my gyn/oncologist he is an excellent provider, he is thorough, he listens and he is encouraging. If you are having an issue with anything that he can not help you with, he is sure to point you in the correct direction to go.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
very satisfied with the provider. He spent sufficient time with me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Nakayama and his staff are calm, personable, competent, and kind. I actually enjoyed my appointments with them because of all these qualities. I went through a really difficult surgery, but I had a lot of confidence that they would do the very best for me, and I have found that I'm feeling well after their great care. ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr.Nakayama is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
I have complete confidence in Dr Nakayama. This visit was a follow up from surgery

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Had a very good experience. All my questions were answered in away I could understand. Felt I was given all the time I needed with my doctor.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Dr. Nakayama is awesome! He and his staff are very friendly and helpful and put you at ease.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
He is my oncologist. Love this doctor!

Reviewed On 3/17/2020
doctor is wonderful. Doctor's chemo nurses and infusion nurses need to be more responsive and explain what they are doing more thoroughly to the patient.

Reviewed On 3/12/2020
this dr saved my life... *** professional compassionate expert

Reviewed On 3/1/2020
He is my oncologist. He is a wonderful doctor!!!

Reviewed On 3/1/2020
Dr Nakayama is a caring and very knowledgeable doctor. I am so glad that I chose him for my cancer care. The doctor and his team are awesome!!!

Reviewed On 2/29/2020
excellent provider, knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, personable, caring

Reviewed On 2/28/2020
he is very helpful and excellent to his patients

Reviewed On 2/13/2020
good experience as far as clarification of communication he listens when I ask and if I don't understand I just paraphrase what I'm translating to be assured and hopefully we are on the same wave length as far as equal communication for clarity. He is good

Reviewed On 2/1/2020
Fantastic oncologist!!!

Reviewed On 1/25/2020
Was a great experience considering my diagnosis

Reviewed On 1/23/2020
Dr. Nakayama has a wonderful bedside manner and does a fantastic job explaining procedures in terms that a non-medical person can understand.

Reviewed On 1/14/2020
The doctor is thorough, pleasant and explains the process.

Reviewed On 1/12/2020
Dr. Nakayama and his staff are extremely professional and gracious to patients and their families. They are patient, kind, and listen to our questions and answer them without judgment. everyone on that team works like a well oiled machine but they do it with humility grace and compassion for the patients.

Reviewed On 1/4/2020
He is my oncologist. I credit this wonderful man with saving my life!!!!

Reviewed On 12/15/2019
Dr. Nakayama is kind and caring with a good sense of humor. He took a very reasonable approach to my condition and when it came time to operate, I had total confidence in his skill as a surgeon. I am so grateful Dr. Nakayama is my doctor.

Reviewed On 12/7/2019
best doctor I've ever had. He makes you feel like a real person and cares.

Reviewed On 12/3/2019
I always have a very good experience with Dr. Nakayama. He is a great physician and caregiver. Listens.

Reviewed On 12/2/2019
Dr. Nakayama is an awesome doctor. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 11/21/2019
Dr. Nakayama was very caring and I felt at ease talking with him. He used plain English and asked if I under stood. I trust him taking care of me

Reviewed On 11/21/2019
He is a very caring helpful compassionate doctor. Best I could ask for under these conditions.

Reviewed On 11/18/2019
My experience with Dr. Nakayama and his staff have always been excellent. The level of professionalism is the highest possible and they are always patient, kind, and courteous. I have nothing but high praise and gratitude for Dr. Nakayama and his staff.

Reviewed On 11/3/2019
Dr. Nakayama is the best! He listens to what I have to say and I never feel rushed. He is very professional but on the other hand he's got a good sense of humor which helps when you are dealing with a cancer situation. Sometimes you just need to laugh!

Reviewed On 11/2/2019
I was very comfortable and confident with this doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2019
Dr. Nakayama is the BEST!

Reviewed On 10/25/2019
I have the most respect for my Doctor he is very good and takes his time while with you discusses what is going on and what will be the next step in my case he is the best

Reviewed On 10/22/2019
he is one of the most wonderful doctors I've seen

Reviewed On 10/19/2019
an excellent communicator

Board Certifications

  • Gynecologic Oncology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Fellowship | Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic Oncology - University Of Virginia Medical Center (2011 - 2014)

Residency | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Duke University Medical Center (2007 - 2011)

Medical Education
University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine (2007)

Claremont Mckenna College (2003)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, John Nakayama did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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