Dermatology Specialty Areas

Dermatology Specialty Areas

The Department of Dermatology includes more than 30 dermatologists who offer a full array of subspecialized care for adult and pediatric patients. Our physicians provide expert diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the skin, hair and nails, whether primary or related to an underlying systemic illness, including industrial-related conditions.

This includes:

  • Infectious diseases of the skin.
  • Blistering disorders.
  • Connective tissue diseases.
  • Psoriasis and related conditions.
  • Photosensitivity.
  • Cutaneous ulcerations.
  • Oral diseases.
  • Eczema.
  • Vitiligo.
  • Pruritus (especially when caused by internal disease).
  • Acne.

Industrial dermatology

Our dermatologists provide specialized evaluations for patients with possible allergic contact dermatitis from substances such as nickel, rubber, cosmetics, medicaments or resins.

In addition, the staff can evaluate patients with photosensitivity and industrially or environmentally brought on skin disorders, such as dermatitis, folliculitis and pigmentary changes.

Our dermatologists consult with industry and government sources on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these types of skin disorders.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Our dermatologic clinical research section supports the Department of Dermatology's commitment to investigating and making available the most current and innovative diagnostic procedures and therapeutic modalities.

All staff dermatologists and residents are involved in research, either institutionally or through industrial support of clinical trials.



At Cleveland Clinic, we understand how concerning it is when you suspect a mole, spot or lump that may be skin cancer. Referred dermatology patients with a precancer or cancer diagnosis are promptly seen. If you would like to make an appointment for a skin cancer evaluation, or have a diagnosis, please call 216.444.3365.

Depending on your insurance carrier and specific coverage, you may require a referral. Check with your insurance plan’s network of providers. If you have a plan booklet, contact the customer service department of your insurance company or your primary care physician.

Virtual second opinions

If you cannot travel to Cleveland Clinic, help is available. You can connect with Cleveland Clinic specialists from any location in the world via a phone, tablet, or computer, eliminating the burden of travel time and other obstacles.

If you’re facing a significant medical condition or treatment, this program provides virtual access to a Cleveland Clinic physician who will review the diagnosis and treatment plan. Following a comprehensive evaluation of medical records and labs, you’ll receive an educational second opinion from an expert in their medical condition covering diagnosis, treatment options or alternatives as well as recommendations regarding future therapeutic considerations. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to speak with the physician expert directly to address questions or concerns. Learn more.

Patient Referral

Patient Referral

Patient referrals

Cleveland Clinic welcomes the opportunity to partner with you in caring for your patients. To refer your patients to our Department of Dermatology, please call 216.444.3365 (toll free 800.223.2273 ext. 43365).

When contacting us to schedule your patients, please have the following information readily available:

  • Patient demographic information.
  • Reason for visit.
  • Any special needs that will require facilitation once the patient arrives.
  • Patient insurance information, if available.

We will work with your patient to complete the registration process and to schedule an appointment at the patient's convenience. You will be notified once the appointment is scheduled.