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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 and Aging
  • Skin Examinations
  • Skin Health Promotion
  • Skin Screenings
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Atypcial Nevi
  • Birthmark
  • Blisters
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Dry Skin/Itchy 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
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (ks)
  • Lupus
  • Lymphedema
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • 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
  • The Poison Plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 67 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

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

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

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

308 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

72 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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 should be cloned!! He's the best.

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 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

Hard toGet an appt with dr anthonu

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

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 20, 2022

Excellent Doctor. Highly recommend.

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

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

The nicest doctor I have ever seen. He listens patiently. He is kind and considerate. He explains prceedures and his thoughts about your particular situation very well.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

He's great and the intern was also great

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Anthony made me feel that he has a tremendous amount of knowledge and care and concern for my individual needs! Amazing Doctor!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Anthony is an amazing doctor. He took his time with me, made me feel heard and that he had the knowledge to help me.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Awesome doctor who shows true compassion for his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Anthony and his nursing staff are the best I've ever seen at any clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Anthony. He is patient in answering my questions and gives me a level of confidence in how he decides to treat and care for my skin cancer. Thanks, Dr. Anthony!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

The doctor was very patient and well versed on my problem.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Isaiah is very shy and was clearly uncomfortable. Dr. Anthony did a great job helping him relax and assure that he was a part of the appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Anthony always shows a lot of care

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr, John Anthony is an excellent physician. He takes the time to listen, to do a thorough exam, to explain his findings and to describe any suggested follow-up. I'm very pleased to have Dr. Anthony as my dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

As stated in my previous response, we are very fortunate to have available the services of the world-class Cleveland Clinic.Excellent all-around comments for Dr. Anthony and his assistant Nicole!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Anthony and Jessica and everyone we met was very kind and cordial

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Excellent care with Dr Anthony on 6/30 and biopsy. Just sorry I was not able to get in sooner I explained my circumstances and still had to wait almost 3 months! Now I must get Moh's surgery. All in all great experience as always with Dr Anthony.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Great physician Dr Anthony have been patient of his for over 10 yrs

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

The doctor and everyone was aweksme

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr.Anthony has a great staff!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr.Anthony has always been helpful & shown us great care & respect. Our son has been seeing him for about 10 years. We wouldn't want to see anyone else.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Excellent professional care. I felt confident in my physician

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Anthony was the best Dr. No pain at all, very prompt, very kind, and explained everything to me as he was doing the procedure in a very caring way.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Anthony was the best. Very friendly, kind, and very caring.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

I would possibly recommend for the intelligence of the doctor but as for the bedside manner, probably not.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

I had never met the Doctor before this appointment. He listened carefully to my past experience and seemed to tune in to me and clearly address my condition.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

After my prep, the nurse returned with the Doctor and took notes on my various conditions. I felt confident and in good hands with both of them.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Really like Dr. Anthony. He is very thorough, doesn't rush you, and answers all of your questions.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr was very nice, but I felt like I needed a deeper dive into potential causes of my skin condition even if they are unusual or unlikely. I have actually found contributing factors all on my own from potential food allergies. Dr didn't even discuss food as a cause.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr anthony is amazing he was professional caring and very informative to me on the portal! His staff also is great and very helpful.

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