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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
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
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

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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/15/2021, 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

426 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

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Anthony is very empathetic and truly engaged with his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Anthony is a very compassionate doctor and genuinely concerned about my health and progress!!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr. Anthony is one of the best doctors at the Cleveland Clinic! He listens to any concerns with courtesty and respect.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021


Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

My primary doctor was concerned with a cyst near my eye and said I should see a dermatologist right away. Upon calling the office, the person I spoke with immediately checked with Dr. Anthony personally and they squeezed me in. The staff member was wonderful and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Anthony was absolutely amazing! He was kind, explained things clearly. He took lots of time with me even though they squeezed me/added me on at the very end of the day. He asked if I had any other concerns when we were finished with what I came in for and he took the time to answer all of the additional questions I had. This was my first time meeting Dr. Anthony and I would highly recommend him to my friends and family! He went above and beyond and I felt like he truly cared about me and my well-being.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Anthony gave me a complete dermatological exam. He was thorough and described what he found during the exam, and very importantly he listened to my comments and answered my questions. Dr. Anthony is clearly a highly skilled and experienced physician who is easy to talk to and who established a genuine rapport with me. This was my first visit with Dr. Anthony, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs advice/treatment for dermatology issues. I give a top-rating to Dr. Anthony.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

We have been with Dr. Anthony for about 10 years now. He has always shown great care and understanding for our son and has provided outstanding care. We appreciate his help over the years.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Anthony gave my condition a lot of thought, verbally explored potential treatment options, included me in the discussion regarding alternative treatment plans, looked for less expensive medications with similar efficacy. Excellent explanations, very compassionate, great manner in treating me as an equal in care decisions.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Appt. Wait times are long for getting an appt. With the Doctor.He is very nice!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Excellent staff and provider

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Absolutely best representation and care one could ask for. At 59 years old unfortunately I have experienced many physicians would have been so much easier and pleasant to of had them be as understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Great experience; excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr. Anthony always goes an extra mile just to help me with my condition. Such a very professional and a very good doctor in his field. I thank you for what you do Doc.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I've already recommended Dr John Anthony to several of my Facebook support group persons seeking answers and diagnosis for the same rare disease I have, erythromelalgia.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Anthony is working hard to get my issues under control.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr. Anthony examined me listened to my concerns. He explained the diagnosis and made me feel confident that we can resolve the issue.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Anthony is very respectable.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr Anthony is very good dealing with me as his client

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Anthony was very attentive and clearly explained future treatment options while addressing all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Anthony was one of the best doctors I've ever had in my life patient courteous informative and caring

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr Anthony is great

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr Anthony was great

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I had a skin eruption in my ear which I have told and visited my CC internist, ear nose and throat specialist and current and prior dermatologist. I was always told to apply Cortisone which wasn't effective for me. On this visit, Dr. Anthony prescribed a dual medication which when taken daily immediately resolved the problem I had for 5-6 years.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Anthony is very professional and polite. He answered my questions, made me feel like I was involved in my care plan, and made me feel like he truly cares about me as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Very appreciative of Dr. Anthony and his team

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Wonderful doctor and nurse was nice also

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Anthony for a few years now and really trust his care. He's both professional and genuinely personable. He is an important asset to Cleveland Clinic in my opinion.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

It is VERY hard to get an appointment with Dr. Anthony. I was able to get an appointment because of a cancellation.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Anthony is amazing. He Is empathetic, caring and kind. I value his knowledge and his bedside manner and consider myself very lucky to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr John is super and have gone to him for years, and will for more years !!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

I very much appreciate Dr. Anthony's care!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Very attentive doctor and resident. Great personalities and I felt like they fully addressed my concern.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Already told my dad to schedule with Dr. Anthony!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Anthony is always top notch! He is fantastic to have as my doctor for dermatology!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Anthony is the greatest.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Anthony and his assistant, Nicole, were very thorough, informative, and positive with me. Dr. Anthony is so kind, a real joy to have as my doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Very very good doctor

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Anthony is always very polite and reassuring! He's a very compassionate physician and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

I already have recommended Dr. Anthony to others and they also feel like they get EXCELLENT care from him. HE IS THE BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

dr Anthony and his staff were great

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Very good visit. Doctor was able to take care of areas of concern.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Anthony listened to my descriptions of symptoms well. He asked me many questions and answered every question I had. He gave me his full attention and spent as much time with me as needed. Great guy!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Doctor was very kind and gentle and told me exactly what he was doing at every step. I like him a lot. Very professional.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Anthony is always very prompt in accommodating last minute appointment requests, very courteous and professional

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Anthony is very pleasant, courteous and professional.He often accepts last minute requests for appointments -going beyond his workday to accommodate patients .

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Anthony is one of the nicest, kindest, doctors I have ever seen. He has a wonderful manner about him.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I really enjoy seeing Dr. John Anthony. Hes so awesome. Hes very patient and listens to what you have to say. And cares about helping you with your problem

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Sequence of scheduling drawn out over time. Was led to believe that my first meeting with Dr. Anthony was the first of 3 that would occur that week. Instead it was drawn out 2 mre weeks

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

As compared to all other physicians I have ever visited (I am 45+ and has a several medical conditions) Dr. Anthony's care and compassion is exemplary, as well as is his knowledge of his subject area - dermatology. I highly recommend this physician. His care deserves great accolades!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

great doctor, always very attentive.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Anthony was outstanding. He was professional, competent and was the most personable doctor my husband and I have encountered in awhile. He patiently listened to and answered all of our questions. He made us feel that we can count on him or any member of his team if we had any concerns. He was very respectful and complimentary toward his team. We felt instantly at ease with him. We were very impressed with him. We would absolutely recommend him to friends.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Anthony is a calm, professional, knowledgeable physician and a delight to work with.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Anthony has treated me for several years. He always explains things clearly and thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

On one of the absolute worst days of my life, the staff worked together to figure out what was wrong with me. The treatment started working within the next day and the swelling was already going down. I am so appreciative of the knowledge, professionalism, and kindness I was given on that terrifying day. It took Dr. Anthony 10 seconds to correctly diagnose me. I'm still in awe. Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Anthony is top notch! I recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Anthony is very kind and professional. He explained everything clearly and took the time to make sure all my questions were addressed. I highly recommend him to other patients.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

i am very thankful that Dr Anthony squeezed me in to start the process of assesing my potential allergy to content in Pfyzer and Maderna vaccines - he was attentive to my concerns about double jeopardy in not taking the vaccine and taking it

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I have always had the utmost respect for Dr. Anthony and his staff. Dr Anthony listens and addresses all my concerns and provides the proper treatment to resolve the problem.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I have always spoken very highly of Dr. Anthony and all the help he has given me and have recommended him to those who ask for a Dermatologist.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Anthony's experience was evident. He promptly assessed my issue and came up with an individualized treatment plan. He was clear in all explnations and very personable.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Anthony is a wonderful dermatologist

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

dr. Anthony was so polite and professional.a great guy.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Anthony is a fantastic doctor. I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Anthony was amazing and super accommodating when I went to the wrong campus!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Anthony is always very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Future appointments are easily scheduled right at the doctor's facility.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Doctor Anthony is patient, organized, and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Anthony gave me a thorough examination, took ample time to consider my health history, and was extremely detailed in explaining his recommended care plan.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr talked to my daughter directly and terms that she understood and in a manner she understood.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

I like have doctor Anthony as my dermatologist, he's so caring and he's never in a hurry his concern are always how can we make this issue better. And he never stop until he can find a solution.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

If anyone can't get out to see their providers etc... I would definitely recommend doing a virtual visit, although the doctor can't cure you over the internet but they always have a plan if it goes beyond a virtual visit.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Anthony was outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

I have already referred several people to *Dr. Anthony.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Anthony is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Anthony is caring, professional, and treats me with courtesy and respect.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

In my initial consultant, Dr. Anthony took the time to understand my situation and we developed a thorough game-plan. He is obviously very detail oriented, and I very much appreciated his willingness to go into great detail for how to get our plan to work.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I followed the plan that we developed and it worked flawlessly. I was so happy and relieved that due in part to Dr. Anthony's in-depth analysis, we were able to get me answers about my condition. I am truly grateful and would absolutely recommend Dr. Anthony without hesitation.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Anthony and the intern, Emely were amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr. John Anthony is THE BEST PHYSICIAN I have ever been treated by. His genuine care for me as a patient and depth of knowledge is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Great Dr. and staff! So glad to have them here.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Anthony is the best. The very best!

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