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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 United States

Residency - Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Internship - Naval Medical Center
Transitional Intern
San Diego, CA

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

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN United States

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 DermatologyVenereologyPsoriasisContact 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 3/25/2024, Dr. Anthony has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

396 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

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr Anthony has always been very kind and answers any questions I have. He always makes me feel and comfortable and never hurts me with his treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Sometimes it is hard to get an appointment. That's because Dr Anthony is very good at his job.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

I have very high regard for Dr. Anthony. He was extremely knowledgeable, looked at all my products and was able to find the culprits highlight them, and it was determined not to give me steroids because they don't agree with me and Dr. Anthony was very supportive of my decision I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

I always recommend Cleveland Clinic ther Best!!!

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

The only reason I listed a 4/Good for getting an appt when I wanted is because Dr. Anthony is soooo busy & it is hard to get into see him.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Dr. Anthony is the most kind, caring doctor that I am associated with. I have been going to him for a long time. He always listens to my concerns & takes the best care of me. The Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have such a fine doctor.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Anthony is one of the best care providers I've ever seen. Knowledgeable, generous with his time in explaining skin conditions, medication usage, and options available.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr Anthony is about the best physician I have dealt with anywhere. His professionalism, treatment and bedside manner are beyond reproach. It's a pleasure to to see him for treatment.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Anthony was so helpful and answered all my questions. Was kind and took time to explain treatment and the plan.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Anthony is very nice as always asked me what I thought. I would definitely recommend him!

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Anthony made me feel so comfortable during a very uncomfortable appointment. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Anthony is fabulous. Very relaxed, yet he listens and understands!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Had a very good experience with Dr.Anthony.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Anthony really listens, and this goes a long way. Thank you Dr. Anthony!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Anthony has never given up on my issues and has been very diligent in getting results. He has never made me feel as if I am a number or rushed to get to his next patient regardless of how much time I needed

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Anthony is very kind and compassionate. He listens to my concerns and takes his time with me

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

The exam room was extremely cold. This was not the first time in this particular exam room. I was expected to get into a gown with shoes and socks off. Assistant provided extra sheet to help, but I was shivering waiting for doctor to attend. This is the only place in this building where I've experienced this problem. Can it be fixed?

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

All specialties, schedules are far out. Care is such a long process. By Dr. Anthony and his team was great once I was able to get in.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Anthony was extremely thorough and helpful in figuring out my skin issue, I am feeling better than I have in months and can not thank Dr. Anthony enough.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Anthony is a very thorough and skilled doctor. It's worth the time it takes to get in and see him.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Anthony is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

I am amazed that there Is only one person in all of Cleveland Clinic that can conduct patch testing. Understand, this is no reflection on Dr. Anthony. He was absolutely wonderful. This comment is only a reflection on what it took just to get in to see him.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I felt like everything was well explained and Dr Anthony took the time to explained everything very thoroughly. He really helped me feel like I was being listened to and helped me address my issues.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Anthony's staff is most impressive

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Anthony was very helpful and encouraging, he genuinely cares about my well-being and I am grateful I found him.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Anthony was wonderful. He was kind and thorough. He explained everything and was very reassuring. He was patient and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Excellent ! Staff and doctor getting back to me was wonderfully!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Anthony was so respectful, kind, and made me feel comfortable, so happy with the help and information I received, and plan for my illness. Definitely will recommend, him! Truly a great physician!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Anthony was very polite and friendly. He has a very nice "bedside" manner and explains everything. He really seems to care about you and how you feel.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Getting an appointment with Dr. Anthony is difficult, but I really like him.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Thank you Dr Anthony has made all my appointments very enjoyable. Always prompt with my appointments.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

DR. Anthony was outstanding. If your form allowed it, I would give him grades of 10 in all categories on a scale from 1 to 5.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Provider was very respectful and thorough explaining the procedure. In addition, he called and gave me complete explanation. He answered all of my questions and concerns clearly giving me generous time. He is an excellent communicator and well manner skills and indeed a Professional. Again I am very satisfied that finally I did this biopsy. Following his advice with medication therapy.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Anthony and his Nurse Assistant were both fantastic. Out of all my experiences at the CC his office and staff have been hands down the very best!!!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Anthony was kind and considerate, but his communication skills are not clear.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Anthony, the resident, and student were all great!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

His recommendation and wound care have drastically helped healing after previous DR could not provide needed care

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Anthony and his team were great.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

This is probably why dr. Anthony is always behind in his appointments. He always has time to answer any questions or discussion of treatments about my condition. He never seems rushed to get to the next patient, without answering my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Anthony is terrific! He listens and helps me understand my concerns and eases those concerns with clear explanations.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I have actually recommended Dr Anthony to one of his current patients, who is also pleased with him.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Anthony is the best doctor I visit. He really cares! He is diligent in my healthcare.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Anthony and your team.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Anthony scheduled me at my convenience, since I was going out of town. I truly appreciate his flexibility and making sure I was taken care of.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Anthony was extremely patient and kind while explaining my skin conditions. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Anthony and his entire team did an excellent job with taking care of me and my condition. Dr. Anthony went above and beyond when he asked me what part of Florida I go to during the winter because he was going to try to recommend a dermatologist for me down there.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Even though I had to wait. Dr. Anthony never makes me feel rushed once it's my turn.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Everything went very smoothly regarding making the appointment and being seen by Dr. Anthony on November 9th.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Anthony (and all of his staff as well as the clinic staff) are extremely knowledgeable, listen carefully, answer all questions, and provide complete information. My wife and I are truly impressed by Cleveland Clinic!!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Anthony is an excellent Doctor who is very caring & compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Sr Anthony is a great Doctor who cares for his patients and see that what ever treatment that is needed.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

It would be helpful if you could schedule your next appointment as soon as your visit is completed but scheduling is only done up to three months in the future. If you need to see the doctor again in four months then you have to remember a month in the future to call for that next appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Provider was very late to appointment, seemed a bit impatient, and a bit apathetic and ungrateful for my patience despite him being late....I felt rushed through the appointment and also didnt ask if it was ok for the medical student to attend, just simply introduced her, my experience is that I can decline someones attendance which my permission is asked first, I think thats the protocol, I could be wrong.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Love Dr Anthony. That's why I put up with the scheduling difficulties

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Anthony is extremely kind & caring.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Anthony is a very good doctor. He puts his patients at ease. Feel that he sincerely cares. Always have a positive experience with him.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Anthony is a very professional, intelligent, understanding physician with excellent bedside manor. His solutions are thoughtful and he appears to be very supportive of the patient having positive outcomes.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Excellent doctor and staff; knowledgeable and friendly. High marks.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Anthony was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interested helpful in answering my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

My appt. With Dr. Anthony was excellent. I know his office time in Strongsville has limited appts. But is closest to where I live, so I understand why it may take several months or more for an appt. Because he is an excellent doctor, I'm willing to wait. If it would be necessary to see him sooner, I would hope that could be arranged through hisoffice.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Anthony always addresses all my concerns in a way that is easy to understand. He is willing to research when necessary to provide top notch quality care

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

The time the doctor has to explain to a student shadowing him that day, how to use the computer is a shame. On the job is the best experience but half of the time is using the computer.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Anthony is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Hes the most polite doctor I've ever met. Super sweet

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Anthony and team were both caring and professional. They were thoughtful with my concerns and worked with me to deliver care I was most comfortable with.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Completely above board care. Dr. Anthony went above and beyond for my treatment and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Anthony is the best. He's the reason I go to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Anthony is awesome

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I feel I'm in the hands of an extremely knowledgeable Doctor and a team that blew me away, soooo smart capable concerned and effective as a team and supportive

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Anthony is a very good doctor, but very hard to get an appointment because he is always busy. But I'm so glad that he made an appointment to see me in between his patient. Dr. Anthony went above and beyond, and I am thankful that he is my doctor/provider!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Anthony is great. 23 years I have had a mystery rash. He helped finally get some answers. The wait was long but worth it. He spends time with everyone and addresses all concerns

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Doctor Anthony was very nice!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Anthony is an outstanding physician and generally good person who cares about people. He is my favorite doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I love Dr Anthony. He always takes the time to listen and tries to help.

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.

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