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Dr. Z. Nicholas Zakov

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Dr. Zakov and his staff are a model of efficiency, precision and thoroughness. The staff is professional in all aspects of the word. I have visited his practice on two occasions and both times I have marveled at the patient flow, the detail and the confident care offered by Dr. Zakov and his staff. As a diabetic, I am concerned about my eyesight. I have every confidence in the practice.

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flag | Submitted January 7, 2018

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Dr. Z. Nicholas Zakov's Credentials

Accepting New Patients

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Dr. Zakov received his BA degree from Kenyon College and his MD degree from Columbia University. He completed his ophthalmology training at the Cleveland Clinic and did his retinal training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard University. Dr. Zakov has been recognized in Cleveland Magazine as a Top Doctor and every year since 1998 he has been named to the Best Doctors in America list for his specialty of treating retinal diseases. He is a Founding Member and charter inductee of the prestigious Retina Hall of Fame, and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Zakov is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the founding president of the American Society of Ocular Trauma and the past president of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the largest vitreo-retinal organization in the world; the American Retina Foundation; and the Cleveland Ophthalmological Society. His principal areas of interest are vitreous and retinal diseases, intraocular tumors, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.


  • English
  • Slovak


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons (Grad. 1970)

Other Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Wet macular degeneration
  • Dry macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Retina Hall of Fame, Founding Member and Secretary/Treasurer

Publications & Research


Insurance accepted by this Doctor

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