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 12/9/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

228 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

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Lucas informed me of an alternative to my procedure, she helped me make the best decision for my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Lucas talked to me throughout the procedure telling me what she was doing. She continued to ask if I was in any pain. Her nurse was the same way. She checked on me several times while waiting on lab reports.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

It was clear the doctor and staff took pride in and enjoyed their work!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I was impressed that Dr. Lucas included me in the the "Huddle" about what was going to happen step by step for the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I have been going To Dr. Lucas for many years now and been very pleased with her work and the results.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

*Dr. Lucas and her staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I noticed how courteous dr Lucas's nurse was from the onset of contact for the appt. Dr. Lucas in my opinion is at the top of the scale for all aspects of a doctor. She is the one I trust to work on my face. Her bedside manner is also tops. She takes care of my entire family. I think she saved my daughter's life. How lucky & blessed we are to have her at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I recommend Dr. Lucas to everyone.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Lucas worked my husband in to see her. we were concerned with our health. She is extremely busy but still made time for us. Again how lucky we are to have her & her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

My second time with Dr. Lucas. I don't wish for a a third visit, but I would choose her again. My husband is seeing her later in summer.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I was nervous for my Mohs procedure but the ENTIRE staff with Dr Lucas, to include her Fellow, were awesome! They made me so comfortable and relaxed. They were keen to alert me about when I might feel tugging, pulling etc of the area and explained what they were doing then entire time. Thanks you everyone - and I hope the "Taco Friday" went well - also, cheers to Dr Shu (sp?) who is finishing her Fellowship next week and heading home to TX to begin practice with the VA!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I have seen Dr. Lucas for a number of years because of various skin cancers, and I consider her to be outstanding. She's professional, yet compassionate. Two years ago I had a serious malignancy and she literally held my hand at times during the removal surgery. I believe her to be one of your best.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr J Lucas always kind courteous and thorough. Her surgical skills and follow thru excellent-the best.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr Lucas's team worked very well together

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Lucas and her staff and great

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Lucas is very professional and kind.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

during the procedure Dr.Lucas and ALL of her staff made me feel so comfortable.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I have ready recommended this Dr. to my husband. Thanks

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Lucas is truly a blessing! she was notified the day before of the issue with the lesion and she scheduled an appointment the very next day to do the procedure. she is a wonderful caring person many thanks to her

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Always a pleasant experience with Dr. Lucas.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Lucas and her staff are THE BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

When I was able to get to the dermatology department itself and Lauren and others I could get through and get questions answered and they DO call back and answer in a timely manner. I had wanted an earlier appointment, because I had a malignant cancer on my arm. Dr. Lucas saw me in February and took care of the cancer on the arm then. I have had no problems scheduling appointments since. All the staff are very helpful and considerate.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

At each step of the surgical progression, I was informed as to what was taking place, where the incision was to be, and how they went about the steps of the surgical procedure. At no time did I feel concerned or worried because I felt confident in my Doctors and nurse.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Lucas' entire team was awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

I have gone to Dr. Lucas for many years and love her bedside manner. She is always super concerned that I am satisfied. I love seeing her for my dermatological needs.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Lucas was excellent!! I was very nervous and she made me feel very comfortable during surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Lucas!!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Lucas is a professional, caring and friendly physician.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Lucas is fantastic

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Lucas and her staff are exceptionally thorough and thoughtful. She is a credit to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

LOVE Dr. Lucas!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Lucas and staff were exceptional

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I am very pleased with the care I receive from Dr.Lucas. She listens, thoroughly explains options and risks. Her staff are professional and mirror the doctor's kindness and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

The 2 doctored were very nice and seemed very good at their jobs

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Lucas is a very pleasant and capable surgeon. Always very thorough with her explaination and very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Lucas and her staff were wonderful. This was my first time seeing this specialist and I will definitely see her again and recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Lucas and her resident were very kind and made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Lucus is a gifted surgeon I would always want her to do any procedure I needed

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

dDr Lucas is fantastic, professional, and very knowledgeable , recommend highly

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Lucas and staff were professional and efficient.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

very professional care by dr Lucus ,nurse, resident and fellow. Explain procedures completely and made me feel at ease

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

coming from Erie I was very happy with my experience. Dr. Lucas and the nursing staff were great.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

the physician, Dr. Lucas , the Fellow and nurses that cared for me were outstanding! they always make me feel comfortable and relaxeid. My questions are always answered promptly and in a way that is easily understood. they are friendly, nice and cheerful it is obvious that they like their jobs and are dedicated to making sure their patients are well cared for.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Lucas is a wonderful provider. she is caring and thorough in performing procedures and providing explanations. I love her comfortable bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

wonderful Doctor Lucas and her were staff were above excellent. Alexis Rn and Amanda Dr Zins was fantastic and kind. I would recommend the dermatology and plastic service very high

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I had a timely and effective visit with the doctor. She was very professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I am happy with Dr. Lucas

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Love Dr. Lucas and staff!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Lucas has always made herself available to me when I've questions regarding my treatment or any other concerns I have had. The staff in the office are also exceptional, helping me with making my next appointments so I do not have to worry about them later.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

very good experience. Dr. Lucas is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

doc and assistants very personable, conscientious, caring and connected with me on a personal level. Felt welcomed, cared for with sincerity. Nice people!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Lucas was outstanding in every way. I'll recommend her in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

dr.lucas has always been extremely professional and courteous to me. I had some cancer on the side of my nose which another doctor said was adult Dr.Zins closed the large opening for which I am extremely very grateful.You cannot see where the stitches were made on the side of my nose down to the marinette lines.He did an extremely professional job and me and my face are pleased with the results.

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