Allison Vidimos, MD


Allison Vidimos, MD
Department: Dermatology
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A61
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Allison Vidimos, MD
Department: Dermatology
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code A61
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Allison T. Vidimos, RPh, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, and Staff Physician in the Section of Micrographic Surgery (Mohs) and Oncology in the Department of Dermatology, and Professor, CCLCM. She is also the Program Director of the Procedural DermatologyFellowship.

Dr. Vidimos received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with distinction from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and she received a medical degree with highest distinction from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Vidimos completed a medical internship and residency in dermatology at Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in Mohs Surgery. Dr. Vidimos is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Dermatology.

Her special interests include skin cancer, Mohs surgery, and laser surgery.

Dr. Vidimos has been chosen one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 1998. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the Scientific Assembly Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology, and the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Vidimos has lectured extensively and has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and two textbooks.

Professional Highlights

  • American Dermatological Association

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatologic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Internship
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA
Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology, laser surgery Cutaneous oncology, laser surgery, mohs micrographic surgery, vascular anomalies

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors
  • Top Doctors
  • American Dermatological Association, 2007
  • Members Making a Difference AAD 2014

Innovations & Patents

  • Laser treatment for argyria


    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • American College of Mohs Surgery
    • Association of Professors in Dermatology
    • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
    • International Skin Cancer Transplant Cooperative
    • American Society Lasers Medicine and Surgery
    • Ohio Dermatological Association
    • Cleveland Dermatological Society 

    Treatment & Services

    Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

    Industry Relationships

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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