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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Excisions
  • General Dermatology
  • Keloid Removal
  • Laser Removal of Tattoos
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Oral Dermatology
  • Patch Testing
  • Phototherapy
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Examinations
  • Skin Health Promotion
  • Skin Screenings
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Aging Skin or Painful Skin
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Atypical Nevi
  • Birthmark
  • Blisters
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Head Lice
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (KS)
  • Lupus
  • Lymphedema
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Porphyria
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Scleroderma
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 70 Specialties +


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About John Anthony, MD

Dr. Anthony is Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2009.

As an undergraduate he attended the University of Notre Dame and received both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts and Letters degrees with high honors in 1991. His medical degree was awarded four years later by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a transitional internship at Naval Medical Center, San Diego in 1996 and was subsequently assigned to the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California as a General Medical Officer. He spent portions of the next two years deployed to the Middle East with a Marine Expeditionary Unit as the Group Surgeon.

Upon his return to the United States, Dr. Anthony underwent training as a dermatology resident at the joint Army and Air Force program in San Antonio, Texas. After completing training in 2001, he was stationed at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia and served as a Staff Dermatologist and Dermatology Department Head. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

After leaving military service, Dr. Anthony entered private practice forĀ five years before joining Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Anthony's areas of medical interest include medical dermatology, skin cancer, inflammatory skin conditions, and venereology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, TX USA

Internship - Naval Medical Center
Transitional Intern
San Diego, CA USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

General Medical Dermatology Venereology Psoriasis Contact dermatitis


  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

    North American Contact Dermatitis Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/1/2022, Dr. Anthony has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

405 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

81 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. John Anthony Is fantastic

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Anthony was very kind and listened to my concerns. He spent the time to think through options and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Anthony! He Is the total package. The ability to be at that level of knowledge and expertise, and have the ability to listen and communicate information in such a kind, understandable way is very rare. The Clinic struck gold when they acquired Dr. Anthony! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He chose a certain type of adhesive for the patches because of having a physical job (bedside RN), he actually recalled this and took the time to maximize my comfort and success in the process of patch testing. Amazing provider!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I feel so blessed to have Dr. Anthony as my dermatologist. He puts my mind at ease and makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Anthony was a good recommendation from my PC Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Anthony takes the time to listen to me.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Anthony is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. Would HIGHLY recommend him, and personally wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Love the Clinic but trying to get appointment with the doctor very hard.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Anthony is the best in my book. Takes time to listen with empathy. Very professional and great with patient education. Also helpful with pharmacy tips for my very expensive prescription needs. Top notch Doc.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Anthony has been wonderful to work with in diagnosing my skin condition, following up, and answering any questions I have had.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Anthony is great! His bed side manner is outstanding plus his knowledge, treatments and care are top notch!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

DR Anthony is one of the most sincere and kind person I have ever met. I feel good about his professional skills.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Great jod done by Dr. Anthony, very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

I will never go to another dermatologist. He is so willing to adjust my needs and answer questions. I believe I am getting the best care possible.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Good experience with Dr. Anthony. Tough part is that they schedule 3 months out.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Anthony and his Residents have been exceptional with my care and concerns. Dr Anthony was able to diagnose and treat my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Being able to have Dr Anthony in the midst of my crisis would have been optimal for me..The referral went in 5/8/23. Seemed like a long time to wait.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

No care has been provided yet. This was an initial meeting in a group setting.Dr Anthony mad his Resident seem to be pleasant and very smart'! Imagine that!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

The doctor's presentation was very informative.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Getting an appointment with Dr. Anthony could be improved. I know he is busy and popular but....

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Anthony is the best.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Doctor and medical assistant were all great. Highly recommended!!

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Amazing Doctor So Very Professional Gives Individual Time Teach Back was used to ensure I understood all he Educated me onPromptPatient First Reassuring

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Anthony is ALWAYS friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, genuinely cares about his patients and their well being & whats best for them. I have recommended him many times. The Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him as one of their doctors.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Anthony is an excellent representative of the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Amazing Doctor! Can't thank him enough for listening to my concerns and actually problem solving the issue.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Anthony is the kindest doctor I've ever been to.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

I have complete trust in Dr Anthony. He is kind caring and competent.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr Anthony is a veryCaring doctor and he always give suggestions as to how to treat you!! He makesMeFeel he really does care about me asAPatient, this why I only want to talk to him

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Very happy with the physician. He has a very easy going personality which put my husband at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Did not perform the skin exam with much focus. Very quick to go through visual exam. Didn't use magnifying loop very much. Seemed much less aggressive and thorough than previous provider.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Anthony always does a great professional job. Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Anthony is great. He listens, asks questions, and explains his recommendations thoroughly. I enjoy being in his care. The only issue is with the CCF online portal and the challenges using it to make appointments.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Anthony listened to my concerns, listened to my daughter, examined her, and took her background into account. He is very friendly, kind, and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Excellent physician, positive communication

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

He's a fabulous doctor. I'm so happy I found him!!!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Anthony always offers excellent care. He is everything a doctor should be, with a listening, caring ear and outstanding professionalism and knowledge.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr Anthony was a breath of fresh air. He actually listens and takes the time to talk with his patients and there is never any judgement. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Anthony has been very helpful !

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Anthony and his staff were organized and informative. I have confidence that they will be able to help me.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Anthony, and the other doctors and nurses

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

There was a two month delay between my initial appointment with Dr. Anthony and the testing procedure. The Holidays most likely contributed but it was discouraging.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I felt that Dr. Anthony was entirely invested in my care, comfort and understanding throughout the process.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I appreciated the referral to a wonderful provider.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Anthony was respectful and considerate. I never felt rushed. Everything was explained completely.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Anthony Took his time with me and really listened to my concerns and issues.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Doctor and assistant had a professional but warm demeanor.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Anthony was very thorough in his explanation and I felt like he really cared about what I was going through and experiencing as far as allergic reactions are concerned.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Anthony was amazing. So very gentle and so very kind. I left feeling so very happy with everything that he went over with me. He even gave me a safe lifts of products that I can test out and this made me very happy because I've been struggling for the past year with certain products.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Anthony is a great provider that cares very much about my condition. Love the fact that he took the time to find the right prescription to give for treatment

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I like doctors that takes the necessary time to listen to me and explain what they have determined to be the issue thoroughly. Dr. Anthony is that kind of doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Very nice doctor. Very good in making you feel comfortable and explaining what was wrong and giving instructions.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Anthony was very professional, respectful, and took time to answer all my questions. I very much appreciated this. This team has clearly added more CNPs as scheduling was much easier this year than a year ago. Big thanks for recognizing that need!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Anthony listened and addressed my concerns immediately. He knew exactly what to do after years of other doctors did not. He seems extremely intelligent in his focus of practice.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Very professional and knowledgable doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Very professional and eager to research and assist physician. Very caring!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr Anthony was extraordinarily gracious of his time. He answered all of my questions and clearly presented options to me, I wholeheartedly recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Anthony ( Dermatology ) is great practitioner and a caring human being !I actually like going to the Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

It was a very pleasant experience. Dr. Anthony, was very attentive to me, and my rosacea problem. I, look forward to working with him to get this issue under control.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Anthony is model physician. I wish that all doctors at CCF were this attentive, professional, and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

I wish you could clone Dr. Anthony or have him teach new providers the art of bedside care. He listened, discussed treatment options and is a great physician. He took time to share my issues with the med student that was with him so she was able to learn. I've seen docs treat med students like grunts and it was nice to see a doctor treat her with respect.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

If you had an "excellent" category, I would have entered that for everything for Dr. Anthony

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

My experience scheduling my appointment with Dr. Anthony was the exception rather than rule. I had no trouble scheduling my appointment with Dr. Anthony, but typically, for most appointments that I am trying to make, I am on hold for too long, sometimes as long as 20 minutes. Sometimes I give up and hang up. It tends to be a frustrating experience.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr Anthony and his staff were wonderful. I never felt rushed!!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

This was very good experience with Dr Anthony

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr Anthony is the best! Compassionate, gives you all the time you need and doesn't give you the cold shoulder bc he is overbooked! This clinic should clone him!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Anthony should be cloned!! He's the best.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Anthony is a treasure! He's very knowledgeable, attentive, and pleasant, and very respectful. His care is exemplary.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr Anthony has always been personable and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. Anthony was very caring and also conducted training in parallel. I felt the two folks being trained was a bonus for me, more eyes to review any skin conditions. Everyone was professional and engaging. Nice experience.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr Anthony is thoughtful and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

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Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr Anthony is an absolutely caring doctor. For the last 19 months I felt like I was battling my health problem by myself but when I saw Dr Ali for an appt and he saw my distress he made the call to Dr Anthony about me and was seen asap, I feel very confident in his decisions regarding my health. Both Dr's Anthony/Ali are professional and extremely caring doctor's!!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Had very specific and private questions for Dr Anthony and they were very accommodating with not have a current resident present. He was helpful in his advice and I truly appreciate the time he took with me as I had alot of questions.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Doctor has terrific bedside manner. He listens.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr Anthony was caring, attentive and has an amazing personality I will definitely retain him as my dermatologist and recommend him to friends and family

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Excellent Doctor. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Although I would stick with Dr. Anthony, I wish there were more dermatologists for patients to choose from to ease scheduling demand.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. John Anthony is by far one of the very few doctors that stand out in regard to his empathetic approach. He is thorough, professional and and most genuinely interested.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

It has always been a pleasant experience with Dr Anthony.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Anthony is THE BEST

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