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 for 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

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 12/3/2019, 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

430 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

96 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Anthony is very patient and thorough and explained the results of my patch testing very well.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Anthony is an excellent provider! He is professional, knowledgeable, and a great listener. I am very confident that I'm being afforded the best treatment possible whenever I visit his office.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Anthony was wonderful and very thorough in his explanation. I felt very well informed and left with an understanding of my treatment plan and condition.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr.Anthony is very polite and is one of the nicest drs I have been to

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Loved Dr Anthony! Will be sending my other family members to him as well!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Anthony was a pleasure to me and I was very pleased to meet such a fine doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Anthony made me feel at ease during my visit.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Anthony was phenomenal!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

A visit with Dr Anthony is always a pleasant, helpful experience.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I have never had a issue with making appointments with Dr Anthony

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I have bad anxiety when it comes to my health. The Dr and the staff take that into consideration and are very helpful with all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

One of my best CC experience. Dr. Anthony went above and beyond.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

The Dr. all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Excellent physician contact!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Anthony took his time and listened to me. he asked me if I had any questions when he would go over the treatment, my diagnosis, etc. He is genuine in his care for others.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Anthony is the most kind caring knowledgeable doctor. Cleve clinic is lucky to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Anthony is knowledgeable, professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Anthony is very professional and intellectual. He appears to be very thoughtful in his consideration of current symptoms and the next steps to be taken.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

dr Anthony and his staff were wonderful. he fit me in within a week of my request and did a procedure in clinic on the same day when it wasn't expected

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

this was first time I saw dr Anthony. excellent manner and explanation to me about the procedure. he took great care in assuring I was comfortable

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr Anthony is by far one of the kindest most compassionate health care provider .. He goes over everything thoroughly and makes sure I understand the treatment plan. He is always available to answer questions and I can't thank him enough for all he does for his patients. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him and so are his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr.John Anthony is WONDERFUL! He truly listened to my concerns and my appointment did not feel rushed what so ever. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Anthony is a very professional and caring person. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I love Dr. Anthony. it usually takes months to see Dr. Anthony but he is always worth the wait. When I cannot wait, I always call back and someone tries to accommodate me as best they can.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I have see other docs in the CCF system, but Dr Anthony was the only one that was able to help me with my issue in the past.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Wonderful place to come too. I feel the doctor did the best test he had to give but I know how bad I am when metal is in my body the samples are so small and I am sure I have a problem with nickel . But again the staff was wonderful also.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. John Anthony is a credit to your hospital system and to his profession. He is always courteous, thoughtful, and takes the time to answer all of my questions. His nurses are top notch. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone seeking dermatology services.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I think Dr. Anthony is great. It takes time and is concerned about your health.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Anthony is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Doctor Anthony and his NP show excellent patient skills. They are caring professionals who take any needed time to explain procedures.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Awnthony is one of the nicest doctors I have ever met. He is thorough and takes the time to discuss individual needs with his patient. Very highly recommended!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

The doctor was fabulous! He is very kind and informative.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

*Dr. Anthony had excellent rapport with my daughter and had her cooperate through the procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

*Dr. Anthony & his nurse were excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Anthony did a great job of explaining everything. It felt like I was his only patient that day, from the way he spent time with and explained the procedure to me. just a great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I am very happy with Dr. Anthony. He listens and explains what is going on.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Anthony is great, very caring and answers all questions w/out feeling rushed

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Anthony and his staff are very pleasant and respectful. while nobody likes to go to the doctors, he is friendly and makes you very comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Anthony is a great physician and I would recommend him to family and friends!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Anthony is very courteous and very good at what he does.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Anthony is great! Great listener and kind!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr Anthony was very detailed and explained what skin conditions I had. He listened and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr Anthony has cared for me for the past ten years. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr John Anthony knowledge and concerns for being tested for a serious allergy to sulfites. Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Anthony should be the model for all doctors to adhere to. He was wonderful in every way.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Anthony to others.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Anthony is always kind and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Anthony was very professional but also very caring and attentive to my questions and concerns. Highly recommend Dr. Anthony to friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr Anthony was very thorough, and addressed my concerns. I recommend him highly!!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Anthony really listens to concerns. I've recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

No problem is too big or too small for Dr. Anthony.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

It's hard to say how much anyone cares for a patient as a person. Dr. Anthony is fairly formal, but gives a sense of being concerned about the person he is examining.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Anthony and his staff are amazing. I greatly appreciate the care I receive from them.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Anthony was EXCELLENT. He was thorough, explained everything in terms I could understand, answered all of my questions. Excellent appointment in all respects.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Anthony is prepared, he listens/hears, exams then discuss treatment options. He is an excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Anthony was great; he listened, asked questions, answered questions and had a great sense of humor too.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr John Anthony is the most caring Dr I have ever had. he is an asset to the Cleveland clinic system.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

I drive from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to see Dr. Anthony and it's worth the toll money, gas money, time and more. I've been working with Dr. Anthony for several months now and he is still trying to get me back to a normal life and I couldn't be more thankful.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

john Anthony is a remarkable physician

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Anthony is amazing.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I already have recommended Dr. Anthony to several others in my town. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Anthony always asks if a resident in training can watch (or not). He always washes his hands. He always keeps me covered except for the area he is working on.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr Anthony is very talented at balancing the demands of a busy schedule with excellent patient care. Thankyou!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr Anthony is very caring physician

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Anthony is thorough and professional and takes time to answer questions.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Anthony is the consummate professional and his nurse Nicole is as well. They take the time to explain everything to you and involve you, as the patient in every discussion.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I have only good things to say about Dr. Anthony. My only concern is that for a regular appointment, one has to accept a day that is far in the future.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Anthony made me feel welcome and comfortable as the appointment progressed.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I must see Dr Anthony every 6 months for skin cancer check but have to wait 3 months before I can make my next appointment. wish I could just schedule my next appointment during checkout.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Anthony has been my doctor for close to 10 yrs..he cares about my care and is very compassionate and helpful explaining treatments, next steps. Dr Anthony is top notch and I am very grateful he is my dictor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr Richards was extremely professional and friendly - made the exam comfortable. His assistant, who made the follow up call, was very nice and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Anthony is a fine doctor but I had tried for a year and a half to get an appointment even on a cancellation list with no success. I called for a same day appointments without with out avail. I know Dr. Anthony is the only dermatologist at the Strongsville location but when a patient needs to see him it should not take this long. I rely on his professionalism and expertise to help give me relief for my medical condition. He is top notch and gives 100% to his patients but not given the opportunity to do his job is frustrating.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Anthony was extremely kind and caring. He listened and explained everything he was doing. I was at ease the entire exam. He is one of the reasons I love CC.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Visits with Dr. Anthony and staff are always positive

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Anthony was very thorough and also very personable. I would recommend him to anyone needing the services of a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Anthony and his team of nurses are the best I have ever seen at CCF. The kindness and caring that I get from the Dr and the whole team mean a lot to me. I had melanoma cancer and they have been great with all my questions concerns. I would recommend Dr Anthony to anyone, even my children.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr Anthony to anyone, he is a GREAT Dr in my eye's. Found a small spot on my leg tested it and it was melanoma and he took care of it right away. Always answered all my question. I was very scared and he took the time to explain everything to me. 5 star Dr in my eyes

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Anthony is always the most professional and caring doctor I go to.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Every one is super nice in Dr. Anthony's office that I have come in contact with. Especially Dr. Anthony. Good man, efficient, easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

nurse asked questions and typed them in system, resident came in and asked same questions, doctor then came in and asked same questions....not efficient use of their time

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Had to wait almost 3 months to get first appointment but well worth the wait to see Dr. Anthony-didn't want to see just anyone. He's that busy for a reason.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. showed genuine concern for my condition and seemed determined to help alleviate symptoms.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

I was extremely pleased with how helpful and knowledgeable Dr. Anthony and his staff where.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

excellent doctor-patient communicator.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Anthony was the only Doctor that figured out my allergies. I was patch tested in Pgh and they could still not find any medication to help me. I went to Dr. Anthony and he gave me cream that worked the first time. I thought he was a well known Allergist. Didn't even know until this visit he is a Dermatologist. I will continue to drive to Cleveland from Pittsburgh to see him!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Anthony is very patient oriented ... he listens, discusses issues in lay terms, and helps his patients make an educated decision on health issues ... Great interpersonal skills!!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

John Anthony is an excellent doctor who was very kind and patient! He took his time to listen to me!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

John Anthony is an excellent doctor! He listened to everything I had to say with patience and kindness! He explained everything to me about my care very well so I could easily understand!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr Anthony's appointments always go very well. He is an excellent phisican. Well prepared and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Anthony is very accommodating and understanding person

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Anthony is always listens to any concerns I have. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. John Anthony is a very nice doctor thank you very much for taking care of me he's been very patient took his time taking care of whatever it was necessary I would recommend my family and Friends to see him

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

dr Anthony is always kind and listens to anything I bring up he's my favorite doctor

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I really like Dr.Anthony. He took his time with me and explained things so I could understand them.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I am very pleased and impressed with the care and compassion I have received from Dr. John Antony over the years for my dermatology issues. These sentiments hold true for his nursing staff as well!

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