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Title DPSI Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
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About Jennifer Lucas, MD

Jennifer Lucas, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She was appointed to the Staff of Cleveland Clinic in 2010. Dr. Lucas is currently the Quality Improvement Officer for the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute and has served in numerous enterprise roles, including associate director in regional hospital administration with a focus on quality and patient safety.

Dr. Lucas received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University (Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine), where she graduated valedictorian. She completed both her residency in dermatology and a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. During residency, Dr. Lucas served as chief resident and House Staff Association president. Dr. Lucas also completed a fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety at the Cleveland Clinic.

She has specialty interests in the management of skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology and lasers, and residency and fellowship education, receiving teacher of the year numerous times. Dr. Lucas has a strong interest in quality, patient safety, and patient experience.

Dr. Lucas is active in many leadership roles at both the local and national level. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors.  Dr. Lucas has authored numerous publications, and she has lectured on many topics including dermatology, dermatologic surgery, board review, leadership topics, and quality and patient safety at the local, national, and international level.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Surgery

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 12/14/2021, Dr. Lucas 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

202 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

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Provider was very concerned about my situation and oder more testing with her colleague. I was very pleased with her service

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Lucas shows great pride in her work

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

We have received excellent care from Dr. Lucus. She is patient, kind, and answers questions without judgment. She educates and offers perspective which fosters trust. She is one of the best providers we've encountered at the CC.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Lucas's staff is efficient, helpful and friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Good experience. The staff working for Dr. Lucas at both Independence and the Crile Building are wonderful. It's apparent they are well trained to care for the patient I feel this is a reflection of Dr. Lucas's leadership.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Lucas has been my surgeon on 3 occasions and I think she is the BEST. I would not have any other doctor perform Mohn Surgery on me. She is concerned for the patient's comfort and strives to provide the best treatment possible. I have another treatment coming up shortly and obviously she is my choice. She is a Goodwill Ambassador and an excellent reflection on the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Lucas and staff were awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I always call to leave a message asking for an afternoon appt with Dr. Lucas. I always get a response either the same day or the next.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I've been going to see Dr.Lucas twice a year for several years now. I adore her and trust her. I love learning what she is doing when she has a resident with her. I recommend her to everybody who asks!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I recommend Dr. Lucas to anyone who asks!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

They were all amazing. Dr Lucas was fantastic and Dr Shay was fabulous. The whole experience was the best I have ever had in a providers office

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Is outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr Lucas is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Lucas is fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022


Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

I would not see anyone else for a surgery. *Dr. Lucas cares & shows compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Lucas and staff has always been very kind and put me at ease. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Lucas as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

My experience was positive with the doctor. She was respectful and clear in what she was going to do.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Very caring and very good doctors

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

My experience with the Dr. Was very positive. She took the time to explain the options andProcedures that were available to me, so I could make the right choice for my treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Lucas is someone I would recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Visit was professional, informative, and overall outstanding. Dr. Lucas demonstrated an outstanding bedside manner, explained in detail what she would be doing and any followup that may be required.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

The doctor and nurse were experienced and worked very well together demonstrating an concern to keep the patient informed, comfortable, and aware of any followup that may be required.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Doctor Jennifer Lucas is very special as she makes you feel very comfortable and explained everything about my problem. So kind and you can see she cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

This was the first time I had an appointment with Dr Jennifer Lucas I would recommend her to all of my friends. She is so kind, patient caring and took the time to listen and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

I like and respect Dr. Lucas. She has been very good to me.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Very nice and friendly. Made sure I was comfortable and just a nice lady to talk to while getting my back sliced open. Pleasant experience for a doctors appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Always good with Dr Lucas she is the best

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Lucas & Dr Michalski were WONDERFUL in manner, skill and knowledge and just lovely to chat with during the procedure! They would be very welcome to my home anytime...That is how comfortable they made me!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Outstanding team, from beginning to end Dr Lucas was exceptional! As was everyone on her team. I am fortunate to have them, and have complete confidence Dr Lucas.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr Lucas is above anything I could have hoped for. I am grateful to her for the care I received

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

I would recommend Dr Lucas and her team to everyone. You could not find a higher level of care

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Excellent physician And excellent team

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Excellent office, especially Dr. Lucas

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Lucas was wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

All the team was very kind and caring. Her nurse was just wonderful. MD assisting was also extremely kind and caring

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr Lucas is the best. She has shown me the same outstanding level of care for years

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

The Cleveland Clinic and the care providers are are always caring, professional and courteous. We are fortunate to have such an excellent organization.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

I didn't see dr Lucas, only a nurse or cup ? Who didn't introduce herself

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