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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
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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As of 12/14/2020, 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.

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* 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

175 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

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

The provider explained the procedure thouroughly and in great detail, and made sure I felt comfortable to proceed with the surgery. The overall procedure was painless without any concern from me. I also was happy with level of care and efficiency with time it took for the surgery to complete. I would highly recommend this provider to other patients.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

This was the first time I had a procedure done by Dr. Lucas and it was a positive/non-stressful.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Lucas, Thank You!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Lucas and her staff are competent, courteous, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lucas and Nurse Alexis. You don't want to lose these two ladies.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Lucas is great. I wish I would never have let a fellow work on my skin cancer procedure I would not have to go through all this. But Dr Lucas is trying her best to help me

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Excellent again!!! Dr. Lucas discussed very thoroughly my option for treatment with assurance and confidence.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Lucas is wonderful! She began the conversation with what concerns I had first. Dr. Luca went through options and her recommendations and was extremely attentive to my needs. She listened attentively and made me feel comfortable about my concerns and choices.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Lucas and staff were smiling and working well together as professionals. They made me feel comfortable and cared for during my appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2021

Dr. Lucas is outstanding derm surgeon with an outstanding staff!!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Great experience. Love my Doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Lucas and staff were very courteous, answered all of my questions

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

These comments pertain to the fellow, who performed 99% of my procedure. I had nearly no interaction with Dr. Lucas.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr.Lucas is the consummate professional and has my complete confidence

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Was there for my dad but Dr Lucas took care of a problem for me as well. This saved me the wait for another appointment and brought me much relief! I really appreciate the flexibility and concern showed by all staff.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Lucas is fantastic. Does a wonderful job, explains everything clearly

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

loved the experience. The doc is awesome

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Lucas and her staff are very professional, very considerate and friendly, and made my visit and procedure as pleasant as possible.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Lucas and staff have been amazing throughout my MOHs surgery and all subsequent appointments

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

all appts with Dr Lucas are top notch

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Lucas is a truly wonderful physician/surgeon. She cares and you can feel it.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I was very impressed by the customer service offered by the person who answered the phone at dermatology independence. She listened to my concerns, understood, and transferred me to Dr. Lucas nurse for further assistance.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Lucas educated me on the procedure and aftercare. Suggested I might need a plastic surgeon to close wound and her staff got me in the next day for a consult. I feel very prepared for what will be happening and have complete confidence in Dr. Lucas

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

doctors were professional and explained every step of my procedure as it happened.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

the overall experience was very calming. I was very nervous because I had some moles that looked suspicious. luckily they weren't an issue. dr. Lucas was not rushed and extremely personable which was wonderful. very professional along with her derm resident and nurse. excellent experience e. I will be back for my check next year!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

dr Lucas's Nurse's are excellent

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

dr. Lucas is consistently excellent

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I found out I had a skin cancer through MyChart. Of course I was concerned. When I called dermatology at independence family health center on October 25, I was told "it's Monday morning, everyone is busy." When no one had called by 3:30, I called again and someone finally grudgingly talked to me. I do not think you should release cancer diagnoses through MyChart - it's really cruel. They physician should have called me personally.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I cannot say enough good things about Mohs surgeon Dr. Jennifer Lucas. I had never had Mohs surgery and was extremely nervous. She and nurse Bridget listened carefully to my concerns, gave good answers and explanations, and were extremely concscientious about pain control during the four hour procedure. It goes without saying I had absolute confidence in Dr. Lucas' clinical skills and expertise.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. J. Lucas is a wonderful, caring person.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

dr. lucas and staff are a delight

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Lucas was very caring, professional and efficient throughout the procedure. I was very pleased with all aspects of my care by all involved.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

once I hit the desired appt my visit with Dy Lucas was awesome. a very talented Dr with excellent communication skills. compassionate also

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I an totally pleased with my visit.. Very competent.. Doctors examination was very professional and courteous as she explained every step. I just recommended her to my neighbor today and will highly recommend her to family and other friends. Thank you for a great experience!!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr Lucas was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

excellent caring doctor

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr Lucas has been my laser Dr for years. She is professional, knowledgeable, caring, and I have always had great results.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Lukus was very professional and supportive in answering all of my questions. I highly appreciate the time that she spends with me answering all of my questions and providing me with quality information that is easy to understand.

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