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Title Residency Program Director
Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cancer Center
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Excisions
  • Hair Removal Laser
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Keloid Removal
  • Laser Removal of Tattoos
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Nail Care
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Vascular Laser
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Melanoma
  • Sebaceous Cyst
  • Skin Cancer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wrinkles
View all 6 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Non-melanoma skin cancer Melanoma

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 10/7/2021, Dr. Vij 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

220 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Vij it's an impeccable physician. Not only are his procedural skills superb but his bedside manner is without parallel. He's kind courteous & explains things to patients and does a great job putting people at ease. A remarkable physician and human.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr Vij was so gracious about getting us in to see him promptly, even coming in on one of his administrative days.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Vij was excellent in explaining every step of the procedure and was very personable. I was very impressed by his professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

*Dr. Vij is very good at explaining the procedure and answering any other questions about skin conditions. He is pleasant & kind. He treats his staff really well.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I could not get an appointment thru the regular system but I sent a note to Dr. Vij and he got me In right away.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Vij and his staff are always professional and very caring.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Vij is always a professional and caring provider.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Vij care as a provider is second to none, he Is the best and therefore will not see anyone else. The problem is navigating the system to get an appointment is almost impossible and not always friendly

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Again these ratings do not reflect the care I received by Dr. Vij, and once you get through the system and get to your appointment everyone is very caring and professional, it is GETTING the appointment that it's very challenging.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Vij is fabulous. He is caring, informative and a pleasure to interact with.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr Vij was not only understanding but very patient with my questions and concerns and offered different options for treatment. I have recommended him as a provider to a number of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fernandez found my melonma thank God for him and his expertise and called me personally to give me the diagnosis...very compassionate. Dr. Alok Vij surgically removed any remaining melanoma. Dr. Vij is incredible! He is patient, kind and explains everything before he does anything. I am so fortunate to have experienced two excellent physicians! I am grateful to them both.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Excellent care administered by Dr. Vij. He made me feel very welcome and eased any anxiety I may have had. Would recommend to everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Excellent, excellent care from Dr. Vij. He was extremely professional with a sense of care and helped to remove any anxiety I may have had in regards to the procedure. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Vij was caring and compassionate and he made a great effort to describe everything that was going to happen, and what to do after the procedure was complete. He made sure that I understood everything about the Mohs procedure and what the follow up would be. He could not have been more thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Both Dr. Vij and Jessica provided excellent care and made sure that all of my questions were answered fully and that I understood the answers.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

First time with Dr. Vij. He was patient and thorough and provided clear instructions and future steps.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Vij never lets me down. Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Vij always listens to all of my concerns. He has even helped guide me in the right direction for other medical concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

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Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Vij was exceptional

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Vij is exceptional

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Vij and staff are very professional, kind, and answer all questions.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

I had a great experience. The nurse and doctor were both fantastic.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Vij was fantastic. He was great at describing what the problem I had was. He was also great with the procedure performed and made sure he could make it as easy and painless as possible.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I have always felt confident & relaxed seeing Dr. Vij. Have recommended him so often!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Vij is a wonderful Doctor. i am very happy with his care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Vij is great!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Vij was excellent. he addressed my concerns and met me where I was at. He even took the time to do some research and follow-up with me on a phone call about a potential therapy. What more could you ask for as a patient?!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Vij is absolutely the best. I have unqualified positive regard for his abilities and knowledge.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. A. Vij was very courteous

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

This doctor is the best

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Very good experience with a Physician and procedure that I was not familiar with. Dr. Vij is a very skilled and compassionate Provider. Should I need to have another Mohs procedure I will certainly schedule the procedure with him.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Vij is one of the most empathic docs I've seen at the Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr.Vij exceeds my expectations as a caregiver every time.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

For the procedure performed i would definitely recommend the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

It was a very good experience to visit with DR. VIJ, I felt that he was explaining things well and what very attentive to my needs. He was careful and very honest with his conclusion of what I went to him with.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

I already told a friend about DR. Vij . He is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

wonderful doctor! Dr Vij

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

couldn't of asked for a better doctor or experience

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Vig and his nurses were kind and patient during procedure

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr vig and nurses let my daughter be with me and she was able to hold my hand during the procedure, happily

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Vij and his staff were wonderful. Very knowledgeable and helpful. they were also prompt with getting me a follow up appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Vij to my friends.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Vij to friends and family. From the surgery to the follow up appointment he (and his great staff) have been wonderful. The result I got from facial surgery is more than I expected, even at this stage. He is very personable, very kind, and able and willing to communicate with the patient for support and understanding. He's a 10!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Vij is by far the best doctor I have ever interacted with in the Cleveland Clinic system. I wish that I could come to him for all my healthcare needs. He listens carefully, always treats me with respect, tells me about treatment options and always thinks about my care holistically.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr.Vij is the best! From startto finish of my appointment every time he has been professional,relatable,understanding,precise, timely , comforting and knowledgeable beyond expectation.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr.Vij made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

The appointment scheduled was on time..the doctor was very professional as was the nurse.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

excellent communication with both assistant and Dr. Vij

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Vij and his nurses and scheduling staff are always professional!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr Vij is always a caring and professional at every Appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Doctor Vij did excellent job.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

The Care Provider could not have been better.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Vij is very understanding and caring towards his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

The doctor was wonderful: very friendly , professional , kind and skilled.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

I love Dr. Vij. He makes me feel right at home at every appointment. I have been back and forth to several dermatologists about my keloids. Dr. Vij is the only doctor that had a plan that worked to remove and prevent my keloids from returning. I am so grateful for him.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Vij is exceptional. He not only is an excellent surgeon, but he also has an excellent bedside manner answering questions fully, clearly explaining what is occurring during surgery and what to expect after surgery, and being attentive to the patient's fears and concerns. He was superior to everyone I encountered in my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

both the doctor and nurse took their time to explain everything and answer any of my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr Vij is probably one of the most professional physicians I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. He and his staff take their time to explain process/procedures and they take time to answer questions and listen to my concerns/questions. I never feel like I can't ask a question for fear of sounding stupid or that they wouldn't take the time to answer. I also, received a follow up call after my procedure to make sure everything was going well and to see if I had any questions or concerns. Dr Vij has an excellent bedside manner and a calming effect on his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

I will and have recommended Dr Vij practice

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