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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, laser surgery and vascular anomalies.
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.
Cutaneous oncology, laser surgery, mohs micrographic surgery, vascular anomalies
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Charity. Dr. Vidimos has consulted for the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation directly to one or more non-profit organizations:
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