Dr. Nukes received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in medical school he received the Arthur Krieger Memorial Prize in neurology and the Alpers Society Award for Outstanding Medical Students in clinical neurology. He performed his medical internship at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. He performed his residency in neurology at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received additional post-graduate training through a fellowship in electrophysiology from the University Hospitals of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dr. Nukes is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Nukes has helped to advance the field of neurology through clinical research and the publishing and presenting of professional papers at neurological assemblies. Most recently Dr. Nukes has lectured on the use of thrombolytics in the treatment of acute stroke. He has done multiple television and radio appearances on the topic of stroke risk factors and "what neurologists do."